Pete Sessions

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Pete Sessions
Pete Sessions.jpg
U.S. House, Texas, District 32
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2003-present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
U.S. House of Representatives, Texas, 5th District
1997-2003
Education
Bachelor'sSouthwestern University
Personal
BirthdayMarch 22, 1955
Place of birthWaco, TX
Professionbusiness executive
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Pete Sessions (b. March 22, 1955) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Texas. Sessions represents the 32nd congressional district of Texas and was first elected to the House in 1996. He represented the Texas's 5th district from 1997 to 2003, when he became the first representative of the newly created 32nd congressional district of Texas.

Biography

After earning his bachelor's degree, Sessions worked for Southern Bell Telephone Company, working his way up to district manager for marketing. He was also chairman of the Northeast Dallas Chamber of Commerce.[1]

Career

  • 2003-present: U.S. House of Representatives, Texas, 32nd District
  • 1997-2003: U.S. House of Representatives, Texas, 5th District

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-12

Sessions is a member of the following House committees[1]:

Issues

Political positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

Sessions voted with the Republican Party 93.3% of the time, which ranked 98 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[2]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Pete Sessions endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [3]

Elections

2012

See also: Texas' 32nd congressional district elections, 2012

Sessions is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 32nd District. He is seeking the nomination on the Republican ticket.

2010

On November 2, 2010, Sessions won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Grier Raggio (D) and John Jay Myers (L).[4]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Texas, Congressional District 32, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPete Sessions Incumbent 62.6% 79,433
     Democrat Grier Raggio 34.9% 44,258
     Libertarian John Jay Myers 2.5% 3,178
Total Votes 126,869

Campaign donors

Breakdown of the source of Sessions's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Sessions won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Sessions's campaign committee raised a total of $2,153,120 and spent $1,932,339.[5]

Personal

Sessions lives in Dallas, TX, and is active in the charities Adopt-A-Shoreline and Special Olympics.[1]

External links


References

Political offices
Preceded by
New District
U.S. House of Representatives - Texas, 32nd District
2003-Present
Succeeded by
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