Join us at The Leadership Institute's headquarters for an insightful talk and a gourmet buffet breakfast.
Held the first Wednesday of each month, these breakfast meetings are an excellent opportunity for friends of the Institute to meet leading speakers and hear their thoughts on current affairs.
These breakfast meetings offer a great chance to share food and fellowship with like-minded friends. Past breakfasts have been attended by members of Congress, public policy experts, and columnists.
Ted Cruz is the junior United States Senator from Texas, serving since 2013.
In 2012, he was elected as the 34th U.S. Senator from Texas. With a large, grassroots base, Ted won a decisive victory in both the Republican primary and the general election, despite having never before been elected to office.
Before his time in the Senate, Cruz worked as Solicitor General for the State of Texas and in private practice. While there, Ted authored more than 80 U.S. Supreme Court briefs and argued 43 oral arguments, including nine before the U.S. Supreme Court. He also won an unprecedented series of landmark national victories that include his defense of U.S. sovereignty against the UN and the World Court in Medellin v. Texas, our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, the constitutionality of the Ten Commandments monument at the Texas State Capitol, and the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance
Prior to becoming Solicitor General, he served as the Director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission, as Associate Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice, and as Domestic Policy Advisor on the 2000 Bush-Cheney campaign.
In the U.S. Senate, Ted has fought to repeal Obamacare, to secure the border, and to confirm Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. He also has fought to defend life, marriage, the First Amendment, the Second Amendment, and the entire Bill of Rights.
Ted graduated with honors from Princeton University and with high honors from Harvard Law School. He 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 and his wife Heidi live in his hometown of Houston, Texas, with their two young daughters Caroline and Catherine.