Ted Cruz '92 Sworn-in as U.S. Senator from Texas
Ted Cruz '92 has become the newest U.S. Senator from Texas, having taken his oath of office in the U.S. Senate Chamber on January 3, 2013. Cruz, who becomes Texas' first ever Latino U.S. Senator, replaces Kay Bailey Hutchison who chose not to seek reelection. Cruz, a Republican, defeated his Democratic opponent by a 57-41 percentage on November 6, 2012.
Following graduation from the Woodrow Wilson School, Cruz went on to graduate Harvard Law School, where he served as primary editor of the Harvard Law Review, and executive editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, and a founding editor of the Harvard Latino Law Review.
Cruz becomes the second current member of the U.S. Senate who graduated from the Woodrow Wilson School, joining Senator Jeff Merkley MPA ’82, from the state of Oregon.
Joining Senator Cruz in being sworn in as members of the 113th United States Congress are Representatives:
Derek Kilmer ’96, representing the 6th Congressional District of Washington;
Leonard Lance MPA ’82, who represents the 7th Congressional District of New Jersey;
John P. Sarbanes ’84, representing the 3rd Congressional District of Maryland; and
Terri A. Sewell ’86, who represents the 7th Congressional District of Alabama