Rep. Pete Olson
Husband, father, former Navy pilot & TX Congressman - fighting for a better America.
Pete Olson was born on December 9, 1962 at the Madigan Army Medical Center in Fort Lewis, Washington. The Olson family settled in Seabrook, TX in 1972. Olson attended public school and graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1981. He graduated from Rice University in 1985 and received his law degree from the University of Texas, School of Law in Austin. In July 1988, on the day he completed the Texas Bar Examination, Pete took the Oath of Office for service in the United States Navy.
Olson Career Highlights
1989 – Aviation Officer Candidate School
1991 – Trained to fly the P-3C Orion.
1994 – Flew Persian Gulf missions after Operation Desert Storm
1994 – Transferred to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff
1995 – Assigned as Naval Liaison Officer to the U.S. Senate.
1998 – Aide to Texas Senator Phil Gramm,
2001 – Chief of Staff for Senator John Cornyn
2009 – Sworn in to represent the 22nd District of Texas
In his second term in Congress, Olson was appointed by Republican Leadership to serve on the House Energy & Commerce Committee, the oldest standing legislative committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. Upon re-election for a fourth term in the 114th Congress, Olson remains on the Energy and Commerce Committee with a new leadership role as Vice Chairman of the Energy and Power Subcommittee. Olson was also tapped to serve on the Communications and Technology Subcommittee and the Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade Subcommittee. Olson also serves as a member of the House Majority Whip Team.
Olson previously served on the House Transportation & Infrastructure, Science & Technology (Ranking Member, Space & Aeronautics Subcommittee) and Homeland Security Committees.
Pete and his wife Nancy live in Sugar Land, TX with their children, Kate and Grant and their dog Riley. They are active members of the United Methodist Church.