Randy Weber (born July 2, 1953) an American businessman and a politician. He is a member of the United States House of Representatives. He has represented Texas' 14th congressional district since 2013, succeeding Ron Paul. He defeated former Congressman Nick Lampson on November 6, 2012, by a 53% to 45% margin. He was a member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing the 29th district. He is a member of the Republican Party.
Early life, education, and business career
Early political career
He was a city councilman of Pearland, Texas for six years. In addition he served as Brazoria County Grand Jury Commissioner, Brazoria County Redistricting Committee, Texas Republican Party Convention delegate, president of Brazoria County Cities Association, member of the Brazoria County Republican Party, and chairman of the Pearland Area Republican Party Headquarters.
Texas House of Representatives
After State Representative Glenda Dawson died on September 12, 2006, a special election was held on December 19. Businessman Mike P. O'Day earned 48% of the vote, falling just short of the 50% threshold. Weber earned 28% of the vote, qualifying for the run-off. In the January run-off, O'Day defeated him 57%–43%.
O'Day decided to retire. Weber ran for the March 2008 primary and won with 59% of the vote. He won the general election with 60% of the vote. He won re-election to a second term in 2010 with 85% of the vote.
- Border & Intergovernmental Affairs Committee (Vice Chairman)
- Public Education Committee
U.S. House of Representatives
After Republican U.S. Representative Ron Paul of Texas' 14th congressional district decided to retire, nine Republicans decided to run in the newly redrawn district. Weber received endorsements from Governor Rick Perry and Ron Paul. He ranked first with 28% of the vote, but failed to reach the 50% threshold. In the run-off, he defeated Pearland City Councilwoman Felicia Harris 62%–37%. He defeated former Congressman Nick Lampson on November 6, 2012, by a 53% to 45% margin. Based upon Weber's vote total in 2012, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball named Weber one of their "Underachievers" because he received only 54% of the vote in his Congressional district while Mitt Romney received 59%.
- Committee on Foreign Affairs
- Committee on Science, Space and Technology
In January 2014, during President Obama's State of the Union address, Weber in a tweet referred to the President as "Kommandant-In-Chef" [sic] and "the Socialist dictator." After the White House apologized for failing to send a more high profile leader to a demonstration in Paris following the January 2015 terrorist attacks in that city, Weber tweeted, "Even Adolph [sic] Hitler thought it more important than Obama to get to Paris." Weber then wrote that he needed to "apologize to all those offended by my tweet". He did not choose to withdraw his earlier tweet made during the State of the Union address.
He has been married to Brenda Weber, a Pearland schoolteacher, for over 30 years. They have three children and four grandchildren.
- Randy Weber – Texas – Bio, News, Photos – Washington Times
- Pinkerton, James. GOP's Weber beats Lampson in race to succeed Ron Paul, Houston Chronicle, November 7, 2012.
- Randy Weber – Meet Randy
- Representative Randy Weber Biography – Project Vote Smart
- State Rep. Glenda Dawson, of Pearland, dies – Houston Chronicle
- Our Campaigns – TX State House 029 – Special Election Race – Dec 19, 2006
- Our Campaigns – TX State House 029 – Special Election Runoff Race – Jan 16, 2007
- Our Campaigns – TX State House 029 – R Primary Race – Mar 04, 2008
- Our Campaigns – TX State House 029 Race – Nov 04, 2008
- Our Campaigns – TX State House 029 Race – Nov 02, 2010
- Texas House of Representatives : Representative Thompson, Ed
- Our Campaigns – TX District 14 – R Runoff Race – Jul 31, 2012
- Kondik, Kyle. Sanford Joins “the Underachievers”, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball, May 9, 2013.
- Ohlheiser, Abby (13 January 2015). "Texas Rep. Randy Weber said Obama is basically worse than Hitler. He has since apologized.". www.washingtonpost.com (The Washington Post). Retrieved 13 January 2015.
- Congressman Randy Weber
- Randy Weber for Congress
- Randy Weber at DMOZ
- Appearances on C-SPAN
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Profile at Project Vote Smart
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Legislation sponsored at The Library of Congress
- Profile at the Texas Tribune
- Profile at Vote TX
|United States House of Representatives|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 14th congressional district
January 3, 2013 – present
|United States order of precedence (ceremonial)|
|United States Representatives by seniority
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