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Who Really Represents Texas?

Meet Your Member: Rep. Pete Sessions (TX-32)


Source: Congressional Pictorial Directory, 109th Congress.
SESSIONS, Pete, a Representative from Texas; born in Waco, McLennan County, Tex., March 22, 1955; B.A., Southwestern University, Georgetown, Tex., 1978; business executive; professional advocate; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fifth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1997-present).

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 2006.

Summary data about Rep. Pete Sessions
District 32
Party R
Term 5th
Next Election 2006
% of Vote Received in Last General Election* 54.32 %
Special Interest Money Ranking 52 out of 433
Contributions from Lobbyists Ranking 59 out of 433
Contributions from Out-of-State Ranking 83 out of 433
Contributions from Small Donors Ranking 219 out of 433
Contributions from PACs Ranking 19 out of 433
Total Contributions from Lobbyists, 2000-2005 $ 174,374
Contributions from Lobbyists Per Cycle (adjusted)‡ $ 40,384
Total Contributions from Out-of-State 2000 Cycle to Present $ 766,076
% of Contributions from Out-of-State†† 16.20 %
Contributions from Out-of-State Per Cycle (adjusted)‡ $ 178,350
Contributions from Small Donors $ 2,855,371
Contributions from Small Donors Per Cycle (adjusted)‡ $ 637,778
% of Contributions from Small Donors° 37.70 %
Contributions from PACs, 2000 Cycle to Present $ 3,599,892
% of Total Contributions from PACs 36.30 %
Contributions from Business PACs Per Cycle (adjusted)‡ $ 831,693
Contributions from Labor PACs Per Cycle (adjusted)‡ $ 10,159
Contributions from PACs Per Cycle (adjusted)‡ $ 880,325

Contribution information from the Center for Responsive Politics. Lobbyist contributions are drawn from information for the period from January 1, 1999 through December 31, 2005. Other contributions are drawn from information for the period from January 1, 1999 through June 30, 2006 and are based on data released electronically by the FEC on August 7, 2006.
* Source: Federal Election Commission.
See Methodology for explanation of adjustment method.
†† Contributions represent only those from individuals who gave more than $200.
° Percentage represents contributions from individuals of $200 or less divided by all contributions from individuals.

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