Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz is the junior United States Senator from Texas. In 2012, Ted Cruz was elected as the 34th U.S. Senator from Texas. As a passionate fighter for limited government, the Constitution and economic growth, Ted Cruz won a decisive victory in both the Republican primary and the general election, despite having never before been elected to office.

He is the first Hispanic or Cuban American to serve as a U.S. Senator from Texas. Ted is the chairman of the subcommittee on the Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. He is also the chairman of the subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, U.S. Senate Commerce Committee.

Ted was born on December 22nd, 1970, at Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Ted Cruz grew up in Houston, Texas, earning his bachelor’s at Princeton University. After complete his graduation he had been going to Harvard Law School. Working as an attorney for some time, Cruz later served as an adviser on the 2000 presidential campaign of George W. Bush.

In 2012 Ted won election to the U.S. Senate with the hugged support of the Tea Party and took office the following year, going on to orchestrate a governmental shutdown in opposition to Obama care. In 2015, Ted announced that he has been running for the 2016 US election for Republican presidential.

Ted Cruz
Ted Cruz
Personal Detail:
Formal Name (AKA): Ted Cruz
Full name: Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz
Date of Birth: December 22, 1970
Age: 44
Place of Birth: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Education: Harvard Law SchoolPrinceton University
Parents: Rafael Cruz (Father)Eleanor Darragh (Mother)
Spouse(s): Heidi Suzanne Nelson
Children: Caroline Camille Cruz (Daughter)Catherine Christiane Cruz (Daughter)
Religion           : Southern Baptist
Professional Detail:
Political party: Republican
Profession: SolicitorPolitician
Solicitor General of Texas:
In office: January 9, 2003 – May 12, 2008
Governor: Rick Perry
Preceded by: Julie Parsley
Succeeded by: James Ho
Incumbent:
Assumed office: January 3, 2013
Serving with: John Cornyn
Preceded by: Kay Bailey Hutchison

Early Life:

Ted Cruz was born on December 22, 1970, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where Ted parents, Eleanor Elizabeth Darragh Wilson and Rafael Bienvenido Cruz, were working in the oil business. Ted parents owned a seismic-data processing firm for oil drillers.

Ted wad a very conservative politician his first rose to national prominence in 2012 with his surprising win of a U.S. Senate seat. After that in 2015, Ted became the first Republican to throw his hat into the 2016 presidential election.

Ted’s father, Rafael Cruz, was born in 1939 in Matanzas. As a teenager, he joined Fidel Castro’s guerrilla groups to fight against the regime of Fulgencio Batista. He came to the United States from Cuba in the late 1950s. His mother Eleanor was born in the United States and met his father when she was a student at Rice University. Cruz’s parents split up for a time, but they reunited after Rafael developed a newfound interest in religion.

Ted Cruz
Ted Cruz

Ted Education & Early Political Career:

Ted Cruz attended his high school at Faith West Academy in Katy, Texas, and later he graduated from Second Baptist High School in Houston as valedictorian in 1988. During his high school study, Ted Cruz participated in a Houston-based group called “the Free Market Education Foundation” at where he learned about free-market economic philosophers such as Milton Friedman, Friedrich Hayek, Frédéric Bastiat and Ludwig von Mises. The program was run by Rolland Storey and Cruz entered the program at the age of 13.

Ted Cruz has been graduated with honors from Princeton University with a high honors form Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 1992. While at Princeton, he competed for the American Whig-Cliosophic Society’s Debate Panel and won the top speaker award at both the 1992 U.S. National Debating Championship and the 1992 North American Debating Championship. In 1992, Ted was named U.S. National Speaker of the Year, as well as Team of the Year, with his partners- David Panton in debate competition. Cruz and Panton represented Harvard Law School at the 1995 World Debating Championship, making it to the semi-finals, where they lost to a team from Australia. Princeton’s debate team later named their annual novice championship after Cruz.

Ted served as a law clerk to Chief Justice William Rehnquist on the U.S. Supreme Court. He was the first Hispanic ever to clerk for the Chief Justice of the United States.

ted cruz family
ted cruz family

Ted and his wife Heidi live in his hometown of Houston, Texas, with their two young daughters Caroline Camille Cruz and Catherine Christiane Cruz.

The National Law Journal has called Ted “a key voice” to whom “the [U.S. Supreme Court] Justices listen.” Ted Cruz has been named by American Lawyer magazine as one of the 50 Best Litigators under 45 in America. According to the National Law Journal, Ted is one of the 50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America, and by Texas Lawyer as one of the 25 Greatest Texas Lawyers of the Past Quarter Century.

Ted Cruz Presidential Ambitions:

In 2014, Ted Cruz renounced his dual Canadian citizenship, though his eligibility to run for president was not in jeopardy.

In March 2015, Ted Cruz has been officially announced about his candidacy for the president of 2016 US over Twitter. He then appeared at Liberty University, a Christian college founded by Moral Majority leader Jerry Falwell, to rally the faithful to his side. “Today, roughly half of born-again Christians aren’t voting,” he said, according to CBS News. “Imagine instead millions of people of faith all across America coming out to the polls and voting our values.”
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