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Address: Office of the Governor, P.O. Box 12428, Austin, TX 78711
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- Elected: Assumed office Dec. 2000, term expires Jan. 2015, 3rd full term.
- State: Texas
- Born: Mar. 04, 1950, Paint Creek
- Home: Austin
Texas A&M U., B.S. 1972
- Professional Career:
Farmer & rancher.
- Military Career:
Air Force, 1972-77.
- Political Career:
TX House of Reps., 1984-90; Comm., TX Dept. of Agriculture, 1990-98; Lt. gov., 1998-2000.
- Family: Married (Anita); 2 children
Republican Rick Perry succeeded George W. Bush as governor of Texas on December 21, 2000, and was elected to full, four-year terms in 2002, 2006, and 2010. As one of the country’s high-profile governors, he ran for president in 2012, offering himself as a bridge between establishment Republicans and the insurgent, anti-Washington tea party. But his inexperience on the national political stage became evident, and he dropped out after committing several gaffes. Read More
Election ResultsBack to top
2006 (39%), 2002 (58%)