Republican Congressman Olson Will Not Seek Re-election in Texas CD-22; Cook Shifts Race to Tossup……

Texas Republican Congressman Pete Olson who represents a rapidly changing district south and west of Houston will not run for reelection in 2020.

The congressman from Surgarland,Texas said he wants to spend more time with his family.

The district, which once elected former Republican leader Tom Delay, was once strongly conservative and Republican but elected Olson by a weak 5 percent in 2018, a year when Democrats ran very strongly in the Texas suburbs due to Beto O’Rourke’s Senate campaign.

Texas’ 22nd district is:

…largely suburban south-central portion of the Greater Houston metropolitan area. The district includes the majority of Fort Bend County, including most of the cities of Sugar Land,