The BIPAC Action Fund announced its endorsement of Pete Sessions for his re-election campaign in the U.S. House of Representatives for Texas' 32nd congressional district on January 31, 2018.
In the Texas 32nd, Sec. Hillary Clinton won the district with 49% to President Donald Trump’s 46% in 2016. This marked a flip for a district that, in 2012, went for Gov. Mitt Romney with 57%. This has resulted in a large field of Democratic candidates to announce challenges to Rep. Sessions. This field of seven Democratic candidates is also joined by a Republican who is providing Sessions a primary challenge. 2018 is shaping up to be a difficult year for Republican incumbents and candidates such as Rep. Sessions have become prime targets for challenges.
With the changing demographics of the Texas 32nd district, it is important for Rep. Sessions to receive early and vocal support from the business community to assist his campaign and to continue his work in Congress to improve the economic conditions of our country. More specifically, Sessions also serves as the House Rules Committee Chairman and, from that leadership position and his overall seniority, provides strong pro-prosperity policy support that would be hard to replace.
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.
In 1996, Sessions won the election for the Dallas based 5th Congressional District. In 2002, Sessions began representing the 32nd Congressional District, created from redistricting. In 2016, the people of the 32nd Congressional District called him back to Congress for his eleventh term. In 2008 and 2010, he was elected by the House Republican Conference as Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee.
Percent Candidate Party Votes Winner
52.3% Colin Allred Dem 144,067 ✓
45.8% Pete Sessions* GOP 126,101
2% Other 5,452