Wiki Biography of Ted Cruz
Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz is a junior United States Senator from Texas. He was born on December 22, 1970 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is the first Cuban American, Latino, or Canadian to serve as a US Senator from Texas, having been elected in 2012. Cruz belongs to the Republican Party.
After being appointed by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, he served as Solicitor General of Texas from 2003 to May 2008. Cruz worked as the director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Office of Policy Planning, an Associate Deputy Attorney General at the US Department of Justice, and a Domestic Policy Advisor to US President George W. Bush between 1999 and 2003. On the Bush-Cheney campaign in 2000, President George W. Bush. Cruz also taught U.S.
law as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin. Cruz was the Republican nominee for the Senate seat vacated by fellow Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison from 2004 to 2009. Cruz was the Republican nominee for the Senate seat held by fellow Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison from 2004 to 2009. In the Republican primary runoff on July 31, 2012, he defeated Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst 57–43.
Cruz defeated former state Representative Paul Sadler, a Democrat, in the general election on November 6, 2012, by a margin of 56–41. Cruz has been endorsed by the Republican Liberty Caucus and publicly supports the Tea Party movement. Cruz was the first Hispanic Solicitor General in Texas, the youngest Solicitor General in the United States, and the longest-serving Solicitor General in Texas history when he was appointed vice-chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee on November 14, 2012.
He was the first Hispanic Solicitor General in Texas, the youngest Solicitor General in the United States, and the longest-serving Solicitor General in Texas history. Cruz is one of three Latino senators; the others are fellow Republican Marco Rubio of Florida and Democrat Bob Menendez of New Jersey, both of whom are of Cuban heritage.
|Date Of Birth
|December 22, 1970
|Place Of Birth
|Calgary, Alberta, Canada
|5′ 8″ (1.73 m)
|Harvard Law School (1995), Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (1992)
|Heidi Suzanne Nelson (m. 2001)
|Caroline Camille Cruz, Catherine Christiane Cruz
|Rafael Cruz, Eleanor Darragh
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