Conservative Party of Florida is proud to again endorse Ted Yoho!
Congressional District 3:
Ted Yoho bio:
Congressman Yoho was first elected to office in 2012 in one of the Nation’s biggest upset elections in recent history. His primary election was a 4-way race against a 24 year republican incumbent who boasted a $2.5 million war chest. Despite having a single paid staffer, running his campaign out of his home and only enough money for one commercial, he won the August primary with 829 votes. He went on to win the general election with over 65% of the vote.
Currently, he represents Florida’s 3rd Congressional District which encompasses all of North Central Florida and spans over 13 counties. He serves on the House Foreign Affairs and Agriculture Committee.
In 2014, he became one of only 7 freshmen members to have a bill not only pass the House of Representatives, but be signed into law by the President. Despite his very vocal and continual challenge and criticism of both parties and the administration, he has proven himself to be an effective and principled lawmaker. Some of his notable accomplishments include:
Returning nearly $500,000 from his office budget to the Treasury for the purposes of deficit reduction.
Authoring and passing legislation denying the President executive amnesty
Introducing a resolution of condemnation and censure against the President of the United States for his failure on foreign policy and national security
Introduced the TRUST Act (Trust Restored to the American Taxpayer) which would strip the taxpayer funded portion of elected officials benefits should they be convicted of a felony
In addition to voting against former Speaker John Boehner three times, he offered his name as an alternative to his colleagues in an effort to take the Speakers race to a second ballot. This move started the #FireBoehner movement which resulted in the unpresented stepping down of a sitting House Speaker without scandal or illness.
Ted Yoho is a large animal veterinarian and small business owner by trade. Prior to serving in Congress, he had never sought or held any political or appointed office. He is “double” Gator having earned his bachelors and DVM from the University of Florida. He has been married to his wife Carolyn for the last 41 years and they are the proud parents of 3 adult children. Their oldest, Katie is actively serving in the Coast Guard.