Pete Olson

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U.S. Representative

Pete Olson ()
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Committees: House Committee on Homeland Security, House Committee on Science and Technology, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
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Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

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Pete Olson has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 22nd district of the State of Texas, since 2009.


Positions, record and controversies

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War on Terror

Olson supports continuing the war in Iraq, and he supported the Iraq troop surge. According to his campaign Web site, he says that a proper defense beings with "good intelligence and surveillance – we must use every tactic available to intercept terrorist communications, disrupt their funding, infiltrate their ranks, and keep them from carrying out their dreams of destruction on American soil." Olson also says he will work for more Port security and first responders. [1]


Olson supports exploring and producing more oil, natural gas and coal domestically. He also supports expanding incentives for nuclear power, wind, solar, geothermal, hydrogen fuel cells and other types of renewable energies. [1]


Olson does not support amnesty for illegal immigrants, or providing government benefits to illegal immigrants. He does, however, support increasing border fences, surveillance, detention facilities and border agents. [1]


To ease the burden on middle class families, Olson says he will support expanding child tax credits and tax breaks for stay at home parents. He also wants to create a stay at home parent GI Bill, that allows stay at home parents to earn credits for continuing education once their children are grown up or in school. [1]


Olson supports allowing small businesses to work together to get affordable healthcare plans for their employees at the discounted prices given to big businesses and unions. [1]

Government Spending

Olson says he will vote for legislation that requires federal agencies to prove themselves worthy of their funding. He also says he will work to eliminate excessive spending, earmarking and taxation. [1]

Space Exploration

Olson supports fully funding NASA. He believes that relying on other nations for new information on space is not in American national interests [1]

Social Issues

Olson does not support abortion, except when the mother's life is in danger. He does not support same sex marriage. [1]

Second Amendment

Olson says he will vote to protect Second Amendment rights. [1]


Olson was born December 9, 1962, in Fort Lewis, Wash. He graduated from Rice University in 1985 with a B.A. in computer science, and he graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 1988. After he passed the bar exam, he joined the U.S. Navy and served for nine years. Olson has worked on the staff of Sen. Phil Gramm and was the chief of staff for Sen. John Cornyn. Pete and his wife, Nancy, have two children.[2]

2008 elections

He was seeking the Republican nomination to challenge incumbent Rep. Nick Lampson (D-Tex.). The primary took place on March 4, 2008. Olson received 20.72%, qualifying for a runoff election in April 2008. He faced Shelley Sekula-Gibbs.[3] Olson won the primary runoff and went on to defeat Nick Lampson in the November general election.[4] [5]

Money in politics

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Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Pro Compounding Centers of America$ 19,700
Energy Future Holdings Corp$ 17,599
Medistar Corp$ 15,600
Exxon Mobil$ 12,400
Silver Eagle Distributors$ 11,400
Ocean Shipholdings$ 11,100
SCF Partners$ 10,400
Piping Technology & Products$ 10,200
Arnold & Porter$ 10,131
AGL Resources$ 10,000
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for Pete Olson
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Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
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Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals

Committees and affiliations



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DC office
  • 312 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-5951 Fax: 202-225-5241
    Webform email
District offices
  • 1650 Highway 6, Suite 150, Sugar land, TX 77478
    Ph: (none entered) Fax: (none entered)
  • 17225 El Camino Real, Suite 447, Houston, TX 77058
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Campaign office
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  • Olson for Congress Committee, 13515 Southwest Freeway, Suite 207, Sugar Land, TX 77478
    Ph: 281-342-7383 Fax: (none entered)

Campaign Contact Info

Olson for Congress Committee
13515 Southwest Freeway, Suite 207
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Luke Marchant

Articles and resources

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Pete Olson for Congress--Issues
  2. Pete Olson for Congress--Pete's Biography
  3. 2008 Republican Party Primary Election Returns, Texas Secretary of State's Office, retrieved March 6, 2008
  4. Greg Giroux, "Texas GOP Runoff Goes to Ex-Senate Aide in Race for DeLay’s Old Seat", CQ Politics, April 9, 2008
  5. "Texas 2008 General Election",, November 4, 2008

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