U.S. Representative Ted Poe speaks to an assembly of juniors and seniors at Carl Wunsche Sr. High School.
HOUSTON – March 31, 2016 – Carl Wunsche Sr. High School students got an opportunity to meet and take part in a conversation with U.S. Representative Ted Poe recently.
Poe’s visit to Wunsche is part of the professional speaker line-up that students at the career academy annually receive. During his visit, Poe talked to students about his professional career, including more than 22 years as a criminal court judge in Harris County. He highlighted the national attention he gained for his “innovative sentencing and Poetic Justice” in the courtroom.
For Wunsche students, meeting Poe was a great experience and opportunity. The congressman handed out copies of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution to students and staff members, while reminding them of the individual rights that citizens enjoy today. He encouraged students to learn about the history of the country and the process of being a democratic nation.
Poe was also able to take several questions about his career as chief felony prosecutor, judge and congressman. Several students had clearly conducted research in preparation for Poe’s visit, asking him questions about his career, his voting record and position on critical issues, which the congressman gladly answered. While sharing his thoughts on his positions, he engaged with all students in a democratic fashion.
Poe was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2004 to represent the Second Congressional District of Texas. Prior to serving in Congress, Poe served as a criminal court judge in Houston and a chief felony prosecutor in the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.