Aug. 22, 2014

Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas)

  • District: 32nd District, Northern Dallas; most of Richardson and Garland
  • Residence: Dallas
  • Born: March 22, 1955; Waco, Texas
  • Religion: United Methodist
  • Family: Wife, Karen Sessions; two children, three stepchildren
  • Education: Southwest Texas State U., attended 1973-74; Southwestern U., B.S. 1978 (political science)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Sought Republican nomination for U.S. House (special election), 1991; Republican nominee for U.S. House, 1994; U.S. House, 1997-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1996 (9th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Rules - Chairman (Rules & the Organization of the House)
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State Information: 32nd District, Northern Dallas; most of Richardson and Garland

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general (TX-32 representative) Pete Sessions (R) 146,653 58.3%
Katherine Savers McGovern (D) 99,288 39.5%
Seth Hollist (LIBERT) 5,695 2.3%
2010 general (TX-32 representative) Pete Sessions (R) 79,433 62.6%
Grier Raggio (D) 44,258 34.9%
John Myers (LIBERT) 3,178 2.5%
2008 general (TX-32 representative) Pete Sessions (R) 116,283 57.2%
Eric Roberson (D) 82,406 40.6%
Alex Bischoff (LIBERT) 4,421 2.2%
2006 general (TX-32 representative) Pete Sessions (R) 71,461 56.4%
Will Pryor (D) 52,269 41.3%
John Hawley (LIBERT) 2,922 2.3%
2004 general (TX-32 representative) Pete Sessions (R) 109,859 54.3%
Martin Frost (D) 89,030 44%
Michael Needleman (LIBERT) 3,347 1.7%
2002 general (TX-32 representative) Pete Sessions (R) 100,226 67.8%
Pauline Dixon (D) 44,886 30.4%
Steve Martin (LIBERT) 1,582 1.1%
Carla Hubbell (GREEN) 1,208 0.8%
2000 general (TX-05 representative) Pete Sessions (R) 100,487 54%
Regina Montoya Coggins (D) 82,629 44.4%
Ken Ashby (LIBERT) 2,842 1.5%
1998 general (TX-05 representative) Pete Sessions (R) 61,714 55.8%
Victor M. Morales (D) 48,073 43.4%
Michael D. Needleman (LIBERT) 880 0.8%
1996 general (TX-05 representative) Pete Sessions (R) 80,196 53.1%
John Pouland (D) 70,922 46.9%
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1994 general (TX-05 representative) John Bryant (D) 61,877 50.1%
Pete Sessions (R) 58,521 47.3%
Barbara Morgan (I) 1,715 1.4%
Noel Kopala (LIBERT) 876 0.7%
Regina Arashvand (I) 627 0.5%
1991 special (TX-03 representative) Tom Pauken (R) 15,018 27.5%
Sam Johnson (R) 10,855 19.9%
Bill Hammond (R) 6,756 12.4%
Paul Zane Pilzer (R) 5,909 10.8%
Dan Branch (R) 5,484 10%
Pete Sessions (R) 5,156 9.4%
Wayne E. Putnam (D) 2,324 4.2%
Farrell Ray (R) 1,139 2.1%
Robert E. Lyle (R) 806 1.5%
Mel Richardson (I) 802 1.5%
Rufus T. Higginbotham (I) 238 0.4%
David Corley (R) 168 0.3%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 41% Mitt Romney: 57%
2008 Barack Obama: 44% John McCain: 55%