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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Pete Olson (R-Texas)

District: 22nd District
Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. House of Representatives, 2009-present
Born: Dec. 9, 1962; Fort Lewis, Wash.
Residence: Sugar Land
Religion: United Methodist
Family: Wife, Nancy Olson; two children
Education: Rice U., B.A. 1985; U. of Texas, J.D. 1988
Military Service: Navy, 1988-98
Start of Service: Elected: 2008 (4th term)
Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade; Communications & Technology; Energy & Power)

Election History
2014generalPete Olson (R) 100,86166.5
Frank Briscoe (D) 47,84431.6
Rob Lapham (LIBERT) 2,8611.9
2012generalPete Olson (R) 160,66864.0
Kesha Rogers (D) 80,20332.0
Steven Susman (LIBERT) 5,9862.4
Don Cook (GREEN) 4,0541.6
2010generalPete Olson (R) 140,53767.5
Kesha Rogers (D) 62,08229.8
Steven Susman (LIBERT) 5,5382.7
Johnny Williams (WRI) 660.0
2008generalPete Olson (R) 161,99652.4
Nick Lampson (D) 140,16045.4
John Wieder (LIBERT) 6,8392.2
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow Texas Rep. Ralph M. Hall (R) is 10th.


Texas is 3rd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@PeteOlson)

Rep. Pete Olson has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.