In 2012, Ted Cruz was elected as the 34th U.S. Senator from Texas. In the Senate, Ted serves on the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation; the Committee on Armed Services; the Committee on the Judiciary; and the Special Committee on Aging.
Before being elected, Cruz was the Solicitor General of Texas and before that was a partner at one of the nation’s largest law firms, where he led the firm’s U.S. Supreme Court and national Appellate Litigation practice.
He also served as the Director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission, Associate Deputy Attorney General at the Department of Justice, and as Domestic Policy Advisor on the 2000 Bush-Cheney campaign.
Senator Cruz graduated with honors from Princeton University and with high honors from Harvard Law School, clerked for Chief Justice William Rehnquist.