Former Congressman Pete Sessions to return to Washington

Sessions won his new seat in congress over Democrat Rick Kennedy with 56% of the vote.
U.S. Congressman-elect Pete Sessions, (R) District 17
U.S. Congressman-elect Pete Sessions, (R) District 17(kwtx photo)
Published: Nov. 3, 2020 at 10:51 PM CST
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WACO, Texas (KBTX) - Former Congressman Pete Sessions will return to the U.S House of Representatives, this time to represent his hometown.

Sessions won his new seat in congress over Democrat Rick Kennedy with 56 percent of the vote. This was Kennedy’s third try to flip the seat for Democrats. Sessions ran on his 22 years of experience serving in the U.S. House.

Sessions believe he can use that prior experience to be a strong representative voice for District 17.

“They’re going to find that I’m very open to listening to people," said Sessions. “I’ve been in every single county every single month since I’ve been in Congress. I did that in the old 5th district and that’s when people began to understand.”

"They got to know me. They wanted to talk with me and I want to do the same. I look forward to all 12 counties, being there every single month in each of those communities.”

Kennedy called Sessions before 10:00 p.m. to congratulate him on his successful campaign.

It’s official for District 17. Pete Sessions will be your next Congressman in Washington. Mr. Sessions just took the concession call from Rick Kennedy.

Posted by Fallon Appleton KBTX on Tuesday, November 3, 2020

During that call, Sessions told Kennedy that he looks forward to sitting down with him in the near future and hearing his ideas for the 17th District.

“These are big issues facing our county," said Sessions. “And I’ve out to be willing to listen to him and his ideas. He has described himself on a scale of 1-10- if Nancy Pelosi is as he described her as an eight- he is a one in terms of what he believes."

“So I’m going to sit down and we should find common ground,” said Sessions. "The facts of the case are that Nancy Pelosi will be the speaker, so that’s the agenda we are going to half to put up with, so I welcome his feedback.”

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