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Preceded by  Ron Paul
Spouse  Brenda Weber (m. 1976)
Name  Randy Weber
Succeeded by  Ed Thompson
Preceded by  Mike O'Day

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Born  July 2, 1953 (age 62) Pearland, Texas, U.S. (1953-07-02)
Political party  Republican (1990–present)
Alma mater  University of Houston–Clear Lake
Profession  Small businessman and a politician
Role  United States Representative
Office  Representative (R-TX 14th District) since 2013
Residence  Pearland, Texas, United States
Children  Kristin Rowe, Keith Weber, Kyle Weber
Education  University of Houston–Clear Lake (1977), Alvin Community College (1971–1974)
Similar People  Nick Lampson, Ted Poe, John Culberson, Louie Gohmert, Kenny Marchant
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Randall Keith Weber (born July 2, 1953) is 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.

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Early life, education, and business career

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He graduated from Alvin Community College and in 1977 earned a BS in public affairs from the University of Houston–Clear Lake. In 1981, he founded Weber’s Air & Heat Air-Conditioning Company.

Early political career

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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.

Elections

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.

Committee assignments

  • Border & Intergovernmental Affairs Committee (Vice Chairman)
  • Public Education Committee
  • Elections

    2012

    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 faced former Congressman Nick Lampson in the general election; Lampson jumped into the race after the 14th had been redrawn to include much of the territory he had represented in Congress from 1997 to 2005. In the general election held on November 6, 2012, Weber defeated Lampson 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 assignments

  • Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations
  • Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa
  • Committee on Science, Space and Technology
  • Subcommittee on Energy
  • Subcommittee on Environment
  • Climate change and the environment

    Weber supported the U. S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. On June 29, 2017 Weber and Representative Lamar Smith wrote to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin requesting an investigation into their charge that the Russian government is trying to undermine the U.S. energy industry by funding environmental activism as part of a “propaganda war against fossil fuels.”

    Weber has a lifetime score of 1% on the National Environmental Scorecard of the League of Conservation Voters. Weber has been described as "hostile" to climate science by to the American Independent Institute writing in HuffPost. Weber has been described as a "climate change denier" by Vice Media. Weber was one of the five "most notable climate truthers" in the 114th Congress according to The National Memo.

    Controversies

    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.

    Weber was reelected on November 8, 2016. He polled 160,631 votes (61.9 percent) to 99,054 (38.1 percent) for the Democrat Michael Cole.

    Personal life

    He has been married to Brenda Weber, a Pearland schoolteacher, for over 30 years. They have three children and four grandchildren. He lives in Alvin, Texas.

    References

    Randy Weber Wikipedia


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