Sworn in as the 47th Governor of Texas on December 21, 2000, Rick Perry is the longest-serving governor of our nation’s second largest state.
Governor Perry’s political career started in 1985, when he represented a rural West Texas district in the Texas House of Representatives. A 1972 graduate of Texas A&M University, where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets, he served as Texas Commissioner of Agriculture for two terms. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1972 to 1977, flying C-130 tactical airlift aircraft in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East.
Governor Perry’s most recent book FED UP: Our Fight to Save America from Washington, was published by Little Brown in November 2010.