Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas


July 11, 2011
Press Release

Washington, DC– Rep. Pete Olson (R-Sugar Land) today announced the inaugural meeting of his newly created Congressional Youth Advisory Council.  The Council consists of high school students from across the 22nd Congressional District in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston and Harris Counties.  The goal of the advisory council is for the students to advise the Congressman on issues affecting the youth of America.

“I’m especially excited to hear about the concerns and priorities of these talented and committed young people,” Olson said.“The Advisory Council is a great opportunity for me to learn what issues are important to our future leaders.  It's also a chance for these students to engage in the political process and become more familiar with how government impacts their daily lives. This experience will be a valuable and educational one for both the students and for me."

Fort Bend County students participating in the Advisory Council include:

Austin High School

Siri Soth, Junior


Clements High School

Bailey Arlinghaus, Senior

Rohail Dadwani, Senior

Victoria Diggs, Senior

Nikhil Iyer, Senior

Oluwafikayo Koyejo, Senior

Stephanie Lin, Junior

Brant Meredith, Sophmore

Baher Michel, Senior

Mah-rukh Muhammad, Senior

Sahar Sawani, Senior

Benjamin Segall, Junior

Gordon Tsai, Junior

Yu-Ting (Joyce) Toh, Senior

Madison Weaver, Senior


Elkins High School

Milan Doshi, Junior

Abby Kincer, Senior


Foster High School

Stephanie Tsai, Senior


Hightower High School

Michelle Walton, Senior


Kempner High School

Drew Liscum, Senior

Allison Mock, Senior



Contact: Melissa Kelly