A conservative community leader, United States Congressman Pete Sessions has combined hard work, innovative thinking, and common-sense principles to successfully represent the 32nd Congressional District of Texas.
Congressman Sessions grew up in Waco, Texas. He graduated from Churchill High School in San Antonio and went on to graduate from Southwestern University in 1978, where he now serves on the Board of Trustees. He worked for then-Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for 16 years, retiring as District Manager for Marketing in Dallas. As a businessman, he served as Chairman of the Northeast Dallas Chamber of Commerce.
Thanks to this private sector experience, Congressman Sessions understands the need to fight bureaucracy and to utilize market-driven solutions to effectively solve problems in our communities and in government.
Congressman Sessions serves as the Chairman of the powerful House Committee on Rules, which is best known for establishing the terms and conditions of debate on the House floor, including most importantly determining the amendments – if any – that are made in order for a vote. In 2008 and 2010, he was elected by the House Republican Conference as Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee. In 2010, Chairman Sessions dedicated himself to winning the majority back from Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats, and thanks to his leadership Republicans won a net of 63 new seats and the House majority.
Congressman Sessions is married to Karen Sessions. He is the proud father of two sons, Bill, who is a second year MD/MBA student at Texas Tech University Medical School, and Alex, a Down syndrome young man, as well as three stepsons – Conor, Liam and Nicholas. Congressman Sessions resides in Dallas, Texas, and continues to be active in his community where he is an Adopt-A-Shoreline Team Leader in the effort to maintain White Rock Lake in Dallas and an Advisor to the President of Special Olympics Texas.