|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Texas's 14th district
January 3, 2013
|Member of the Texas House of Representatives|
from the 29th district
January 3, 2009 - January 3, 2013
Randall Keith Weber|
July 2, 1953
Pearland, Texas, U.S.
Alvin Community College|
University of Houston-Clear Lake (BS)
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
|Texas House of Representatives|
| Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from the 29th district
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 14th congressional district
|Current U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)|
| Seniority in the U.S. House of Representatives
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