Ted Budd Biography, Career, Family, Status, Kids, and Net Worth

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  5. Does Ted Budd have any children?
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  8. How much money does Ted Budd earn?
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Who is Ted Budd?

Theodore Paul Budd famously known as Ted Budd is a known American businessman and politician. He has served as the U.S. representative for North Carolina’s 13th congressional district since 2017. Being a member of the Republican Party, Budd’s district covers the north-central part of the state.

He was the Republican nominee in the 2022 United States Senate election in North Carolina to replace retiring Republican senator Richard Burr. Budd defeated the Democratic nominee, Cheri Beasley, and is set to take office on January 3, 2023.

U.S House of Representatives

Following court-mandated redistricting, the old 13th district was created, stretching from the northern suburbs of Charlotte to Greensboro. The old 13th district’s incumbent, Republican George Holding, opted to run in the 2nd district. He and 1 of 17 candidates in the ensuing Republican primary for the 13th district in the 2016 elections. His home has previously been in the 5th district but had been in the 13th district.

With the help of the Club for Growth, which spent over $285,000 on his campaign, Budd won the primary with 20% of the vote. He defeated Bruce Davis, a former Guilford County commissioner, in the general election with 56.1% of the vote. He was sworn into office on January 3, 2017.

Budd was reelected in 2018 and 2020, winning 51.5% and 68.2% of the vote, respectively. His opponent in 2018 was attorney Kathy Manning, who was elected to represent the neighboring 6th district in 2020.


Budd and a dozen other Republican House members skipped votes and enlisted others to vote in their place, citing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in late February 2021. He and the other members were actually joining the Conservative Political Action Conference. Which was held at the same time as their slated absences. In response. The Campaign for Accountability, an ethics watchdog group, filed a complaint with the House Committee on Ethics and requested an investigation into Budd and the other lawmakers.

A photo of Ted Budd
A photo of Ted Budd

How old is Ted Budd?

Budd is aged 51 years old as of 2022, having been born on October 12, 1971, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S. He shared his birthday with famous people such as Kim Kardashian, Doja Cat, Kiera Bridget, Carter Sharer, Kaycee Rice and many more.

Ted Budd Family

Who are Ted Budd’s Parents?

Budd was born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina to his parents. But he has not shared any information about his parents with the media.

Does Ted Budd have Siblings?

Not much-known information about his siblings in the media.

Ted Budd Education

Budd joined Summit School, a private school in Winston-Salem, before joining Davie County High School, graduating in 1990. Then he went to Appalachian State University, where earns a bachelor of science in business administration in 1994.

Ted Budd Spouse

Budd is married to Amy Kate. He met Amy Kate when he was on a mission to the Soviet Union in 1991.

Ted Budd Kids

The couple they have three children in their marriage.

Ted Budd Height

He has a well-built, muscular, and energetic body but his measurements are not known to the media.

2022 U.S Senate Campaign

Budd went to Mar-a-Lago to discuss his prospective U.S. Senate candidacy with former U.S. President Donald Trump on April 23, 2021. Budd revealed his candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat to be vacated by the retiring Richard Burr on April 28, 2021. At the Republican state convention in Greenville on June 5, Budd received the endorsements of Donald Trump and Trump’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, who had declined to run for the seat. Former North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory said he would remain in the race despite Trump’s endorsement. A 3rd declared candidate, U.S. Representative Mark Walker, said he too would stay in the race, maintaining that he had won a straw poll of those attending the convention.

On May 17, 2022, Budd victory the Republican primary. Budd defeated Democratic nominee Cheri Beasley in the general election on November 8, 2022.

Political Positions


Following Senator Lindsey Graham introduced legislation that would ban abortion nationwide after 15 weeks of pregnancy. He co-sponsored a House version of the bill with over 80 Republicans.

Affordable Care Act

In 2017, Budd opposes the Affordable Care Act and vote a repeal it.

2020 presidential election

Budd was one of 126 Republican members of the House of Representatives to sign an amicus brief in support of Texas v. Pennsylvania in December 2020. A lawsuit was filed by long-indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton at the United States Supreme Court. It contested the results of the 2020 presidential election. In 4 states, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, where Joe Biden defeated incumbent Donald Trump. The Supreme Court declined to hear the case on the basis that Texas lacked standing under Article III of the Constitution to challenge the results of an election held by other states.

Budd was one of 147 Republican lawmakers who objected to the certification of electoral votes from the 2020 presidential election after a mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. Forcing an emergency recess of Congress. Budd contended that officials in Pennsylvania had acted “illegally” and “violated” both the United States Constitution and that of their own state. He said, “I cannot consent to accept Pennsylvania’s electoral votes.

Voting Rights and election integrity

A Democratic bill intended to expand voting rights Budd opposes the For the People Act. He said that the bill undermined election integrity by expanding no-excuse voting and weakening voter ID requirements. Budd said that the bill would allow ministers to vote. PolitiFact ruled this claim false, as the bill would only allow those under 18 to register to vote. Amendments to the bill that would lower the voting age to 16 failed in both 2019 and 2021.

Foreign Policy

Budd voted against the National Defense Authorization Act of 2021, which would prevent the president from withdrawing soldiers from Afghanistan without congressional approval in 2021. He was 1 of 14 Republican representatives to vote against a measure condemning the 2021 Myanmar coup de’tat 2021.

Big Tech

Budd was one of 39 Republicans to vote for the Merger Filing Fee Modernization Act of 2021, an antitrust package that would crack down on corporations for anti-competitive behavior in 2022.

Ted Budd’s Net Worth

His net worth has been estimated at $ 1 million to $ 3 million as of 2022. His main source of income is from his family business and political career.