Ted Deutch

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Theodore E. “Ted” Deutch
Ted Deutch portrait 2016.jpg
U.S. Representative from Florida's 22nd Congressional District
From: January 3, 2017 – present
Predecessor Lois Frankel
Successor Incumbent (no successor)
Former U.S. Representative from Florida's 21st Congressional District
From: January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2017
Predecessor Mario Diaz-Balart
Successor Lois Frankel
Former U.S. Representative from Florida's 19th Congressional District
From: April 13, 2010 – January 3, 2013
Predecessor Robert Wexler
Successor Trey Radel
Former State Senator from Florida's 30th District
From: January 3, 2005 – January 3, 2013
Predecessor Ron Klein
Successor Maria Sachs
Party Democrat
Spouse(s) Jill Weinstock
Religion Jewish

Theodore Eliot Deutch (born May 7, 1966), known as Ted Deutch, is the Democrat United States Representative for Florida's 21st congressional district. He was first elected to the House in a special election in April 2010 to represent the 19th district. Previously, Deutch was a member of the Florida Senate.[1]

U.S. House of Representatives

Deutch was a co-sponsor of the socialist Medicare for All Act during the 115th Congress.[2]

In late September 2021, Deutsch condemned anti-Semitic tropes made by fellow Democrat Rashida Tlaib on the House floor following a failed far-left attempt to strip funding for the Iron Dome, asserting:[3][4]

I cannot, I cannot allow one of my colleagues to stand on the floor of the House of Representative and label the Jewish democratic State of Israel an apartheid state. I reject it. Today, this caucus, this body, the House of Representatives will overwhelmingly stand with our ally the State of Israel in replenishing this defensive system.

If you believe in human rights, if you believe in saving lives, Israeli lives and Palestinian lives, I say to my colleague who just besmirched our ally, then you will support this legislation.

When there's no place on the map for one Jewish state, that's antisemitism.


  1. http://www.tedforcongress.com/about
  2. H.R.676 - Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act. Congress.gov. Retrieved September 24, 2021.
  3. Scanlon, Kate (September 23, 2021). Ted Deutch says fellow House Democrat Rashida Tlaib engaging in antisemitism. Washington Examiner via MSN. Retrieved September 23, 2021.
  4. Richman, Jackson (September 23, 2021.). House Democrat Slams Rashida Tlaib in FIERY Floor Speech: ‘When There’s No Place on the Map for One Jewish State, That’s Anti-Semitism’ . Mediaite. Retrieved September 24, 2021.