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Ted HoughtonTed Houghton is chair of the Texas Transportation Commission, which oversees statewide activities of the Texas Department of Transportation.

Gov. Rick Perry appointed Houghton chair on Oct. 7, 2011. He was originally appointed to the commission in December 2003 and reappointed in February 2009.

A native of El Paso, Houghton is self-employed in the professional fields of financial services, executive benefits, and estate planning. He is the first resident of El Paso to serve on the commission.

Houghton has served on the School Land Board. He also served for eight years on the El Paso Water Utilities Public Service Board. For El Paso's Rapid Transit Board, he served as vice president, chair of the public relations and communications committee, and treasurer of the political action committee. He also served on the board of directors of the El Paso Electric Company and as president of the Sun Bowl Association. He was a member of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Committee.

Ted is married to Hettie Cardon Houghton and they have five children, Jennifer Houghton Lindsay, Cinco, John, Michael and Chris Houghton.

You may contact Commissioner Houghton by phone at (512) 305-9509 or by email.

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