Texas Gov. Perry wins historic third term

Texas Gov. Perry wins historic third term

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Republican Rick Perry has won an unprecedented third four-year term as governor of Texas defeating Democratic opponent Bill White, results show.
Texas sheriff asks for return of body

Texas sheriff asks for return of body

ZAPATA, Texas, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Texas border Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez said he asked Mexican drug cartel operatives to return the body of a U.S. man killed in Mexico.
Polygamist fights extradition to Texas

Polygamist fights extradition to Texas

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- The leader of a polygamist branch of the Mormon Church says he will fight extradition from Utah to Texas to face bigamy and sexual assault charges.

Texas sues EPA over air pollution rules

HOUSTON, July 27 (UPI) -- Texas filed suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the second time in six weeks over rules for air pollution, court records showed.

Flooding kills at least 1 in central Texas

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas, June 10 (UPI) -- Drenching rain has sent rivers over their banks in central Texas, with at least one death blamed on flooding and many roads impassible, officials said Thursday.
Perry, White win Texas primary votes

Perry, White win Texas primary votes

AUSTIN, Texas, March 2 (UPI) -- Gov. Rick Perry won the Republican gubernatorial primary and former Houston Mayor Bill White won the Democratic vote in Texas Tuesday.
No GOP lovefest deep in the heart of Texas

No GOP lovefest deep in the heart of Texas

The Texas Republican gubernatorial race once looked like a walk in the park for U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison but now Gov. Rick Perry is coming up roses.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Texas governor surges into poll lead

DALLAS, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry could ride anti-Washington sentiment into a large enough lead over his primary opponent to avoid an expected runoff, a poll indicated.
Palin to stump for McCain

Palin to stump for McCain

PHOENIX, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Sarah Palin will help former running mate John McCain campaign for a fifth term in the U.S. Senate from Arizona, the former Alaska governor said Wednesday.

Texas schools opt out of Race to the Top

HOUSTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Gov. Rick Perry says Texas will not compete in Race to the Top, a move that could cost the state as much as $100 per student in federal education aid.

George H.W. Bush opens new war museum

FREDERICKSBURG, Texas, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Former President George H.W. Bush, his wife Barbara and Texas Gov. Rick Perry cut the ribbon on the expansion of a national war museum in Texas.

Texas executes accomplice to killing

HUNTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A Texas man was put to death Thursday evening for his part in a deadly 1996 robbery after Gov. Rick Perry refused to follow a recommendation for clemency.
Hutchison won't resign Senate seat soon

Hutchison won't resign Senate seat soon

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Kay Bailey Hutchison said Friday she will keep her U.S. Senate seat for now while running for governor of Texas.

Hoping for clemency on Texas' death row

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- A Texas death row prisoner says he is hoping to avoid execution this week but he doubts Gov. Rick Perry will grant him clemency.

Perry has never granted execution clemency

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry has never called off an execution based on a claim of innocence and has only once delayed an execution in such cases, documents indicate.
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Rick Perry
Republican presidential hopeful Texas Gov. Rick Perry encourages his supporters at a campaign rally on January 2, 2012 in Perry, Iowa. Iowa holds their first-in-the-nation caucus for the 2012 election on Tuesday. UPI/Brian Kersey

James Richard "Rick" Perry (born March 4, 1950) is the 47th and current Governor of Texas. A Republican, Perry was elected Lieutenant Governor of Texas in 1998 and assumed the governorship in December 2000 when then-governor George W. Bush resigned to become President of the United States. Perry was elected to full gubernatorial terms in 2002, 2006 and 2010. With a tenure in office to date of &1000000000000001000000010 years, &10000000000000271000000271 days, Perry is the longest continuously serving current U.S. governor, and the second longest serving current U.S. governor after Terry Branstad of Iowa.

Perry served as Chairman of the Republican Governors Association in 2008 (succeeding Sonny Perdue of Georgia) and again in 2011. Perry is the longest serving governor in Texas state history. As a result, he is the only governor in modern Texas history to have appointed at least one person to every eligible state office, board, or commission position (as well as to several elected offices to which the governor can appoint someone to fill an unexpired term, such as six of the nine current members of the Texas Supreme Court).

Perry won the Texas 2010 Republican gubernatorial primary election, defeating U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and former Wharton County Republican Party Chairwoman and businesswoman Debra Medina. In the 2010 Texas gubernatorial election, Perry won a third term by defeating former Houston mayor Bill White and Kathie Glass. On August 13, 2011, Perry announced in South Carolina that he was running for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in the 2012 presidential election.

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