117th Congress: New Member Profiles, Edition VI (FINAL)
December 22, 2020
This week we close with our final coverage of New Members of Congress by profiling new Members from Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
You can find all of our editions at the links below:
Edition III (IA, IN, KS, LA, MA, MI)
Edition IV (MN, MO, MT, NM, NY)
Edition V (NC, OK, OR, SC, TN)
Texas will have seven new Member of Congress come January, all members of the House. In Texas’ Fourth Congressional District, Republican Pat Fallon will replace Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX), who resigned to become the Director of National Intelligence under President Trump. Fallon, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, has served in both chambers of the Texas state legislature and is a small business owner. Fallon does not list an education policy platform on his campaign website.
In Texas’ Eleventh Congressional District, Republican August Pfluger will replace Rep. Mike Conaway, who did not seek re-election. Pfluger, a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, also served on the U.S. National Security Council under President Trump. Pfluger does not list an education policy platform on his campaign website.
Republican Ronny Jackson will replace Rep. Mac Thornberry, who did not seek re-election, in Texas’ 13th Congressional District. Jackson spent nearly 25 years in the U.S. Navy, reaching the rank of Rear Admiral. He also served as the Physician to the President during the Obama Administration and Chief Medical Officer to the President under President Trump. Under his education platform on his campaign website, Jackson lists that “education at junior colleges and trade schools should be encouraged, cost-effective and available for those who don’t seek the traditional university pathway.”