Rep. Ted Deutch is a Democrat who has served Florida’s 19th district in Congress since April of 2010. Ted came to Washington with a record of standing up to special interests. As a Florida State Senator, he took on the powerful tobacco lobby in Tallahassee and passed a dollar tax on cigarettes that has generated over a billion dollars for health care and cancer research in Florida. In Washington, Ted has continued to put the people first by fighting for dignity for America's seniors and the most vulnerable, standing up for strong consumer protections, and working to create jobs and economic opportunity for students and young families. Ted has rejected trade deals that disadvantage our workers and encourage corporations to use unsafe, cheap labor overseas, fought an agenda that puts special interest giveaways ahead of American jobs, and authored the most widely supported plan in Congress to phase out the Social Security payroll tax cap and improve benefits for all retirees.