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Pete Sessions

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Pete Sessions
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas
Assumed office
January 3, 2021
Preceded byBill Flores
Constituency17th district
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2019
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byColin Allred
Constituency32nd district
In office
January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2003
Preceded byJohn Bryant
Succeeded byJeb Hensarling
Constituency5th district
Chair of the House Rules Committee
In office
January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2019
Preceded byDavid Dreier
Succeeded byJim McGovern
Personal details
Peter Anderson Sessions

(1955-03-22) March 22, 1955 (age 69)
Waco, Texas, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Juanita Diaz
(m. 1984; div. 2011)

Karen Diebel (m. 2012)
RelativesWilliam S. Sessions (father)
EducationSouthwestern University (BS)

Peter Anderson Sessions (born March 22, 1955) is an American politician. He is a member of the Republican Party. In 2021, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives representing Texas.

He was the chairman of the House Rules Committee from 2013 to 2019 and is a former chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee.[1]

He lost his re-election to Democrat Colin Allred in the November 2018 election.[2] On October 3, 2019, Sessions announced that he was running for Texas's 17th congressional district in the 2020 election.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "NRCC Leadership". Archived from the original on June 1, 2011.
  2. "2008 Election Results Update". Anthropology News. 49 (7): 18. October 2008. doi:10.1111/an.2008. ISSN 1541-6151.
  3. Greenwood, Max (October 3, 2019). "Pete Sessions announces bid for Bill Flores's Texas House seat". TheHill.
  4. Svitek, Patrick (October 3, 2019). "Former U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions announces campaign for open Bill Flores seat". The Texas Tribune.