Pete Sessions and Rick Kennedy get on November ballot for U.S. House seat
Pete Sessions will be the Republican nominee for Texas’ 17th District in November after his opponent, Renee Swann, conceded the race. Sessions will face Rick Kennedy, who won the Democratic nomination against David Jaramillo in the runoff.
Sessions and Kennedy are competing for the seat left vacant when Rep. Bill Flores retired. Sessions served as a representative in Congress for 22 years in District 5 and District 32 before losing his reelection bid in 2018. The Waco native has been outspoken in his support of President Trump, especially on immigration policy, and emphasized his pro-gun and pro-life values.
Kennedy also returned after a failed bid against Flores in 2018. The software engineer from Pflugerville has focused on health care reform and addressing climate change.
– Allyson Ortegon