Pete Sessions is an American politician who served in the U.S House of Representatives from 1997 to 2019. Born in Waco, Texas, and raised in Waco and the suburbs of Washington, D.C., Sessions graduated college from the 'Southwestern University' in Georgetown, Texas. He started working at ‘Southwestern Bell Telephone Company', where he would stay for 16 years, finally advancing to the district manager position, in Dallas. Entering politics in 1991, as a member of the Republican Party, he served 11 terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was the U.S. Representative from Texas's 5th Congressional District from 1997 to 2003, and later on from 2003 to 2019, he served as the U.S. Representative from Texas's 32nd Congressional District. Pete Sessions made headlines after he was identified as Congressman-1 in the trial between Southern District of New York against Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, who were arrested for funnelling Russian money into United States political campaigns. Sessions, along with Parnas and Fruman, was accused of influencing the firing of former U.S. Ambassador to the Ukraine, Marie L. Yovanovitch, although there was no official indictment against him. Sessions denied the influence of Parnas and Fruman over Yovanovitch's dismissal. He has announced his candidacy for the Texas's 17th congressional district in the 2020 election.