Tribpedia: Bob Perry

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Bob Perry is a Houston home builder and one of the most generous political contributors in the nation. He gives to both Democratic and Republican candidates, but the majority of his contributions go to Republican candidates and 527 groups. 

He's the founder of Perry Homes, based in Houston. The company reported revenues of $420 million in 2002.

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Former gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina speaks at the Texas Capitol about crony capitalism, joined by Janet Ahmad of Homeowners for Better Building, on Sept. 22, 2011
Former gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina speaks at the Texas Capitol about crony capitalism, joined by Janet Ahmad of Homeowners for Better Building, on Sept. 22, 2011

Medina, Activists Take Aim at Rick Perry at Capitol

Former gubernatorial candidate and Tea Party favorite Debra Medina and other activists slammed what they called a culture of crony capitalism in Texas politics at a Capitol press conference on Thursday — taking aim at Gov. Rick Perry.

Prolific Donor Has Given $66 Million Since 2000

Over the last decade, two Republicans with the last name Perry have dominated the Texas political landscape. One is Rick, the state’s longest-serving governor. The other is Bob (no relation), the state’s largest individual political donor during that time — with no close second. Since 2000, the wealthy Houston home builder has contributed about $28 million to more than 400 candidates and political action committees in Texas, according to an analysis of campaign-finance data by The Texas Tribune. During that time, he's also contributed at least $38 million more to candidates and groups outside of Texas.

McAllen developer Alonzo Cantu, Houston homebuilder Bob Perry and Dallas businessman H. Ross Perot were among the largest donors to Texas candidates and officeholders during the second half of 2009, according to state campaign reports.
McAllen developer Alonzo Cantu, Houston homebuilder Bob Perry and Dallas businessman H. Ross Perot were among the largest donors to Texas candidates and officeholders during the second half of 2009, according to state campaign reports.

Top Texas Political Donors in 2009

Houston homebuilder Bob Perry tops the list of the biggest donors to Texas candidates in the last half of 2009. McAllen developer Alonzo Cantu and Dallas businessman Ross Perot Sr. also gave large sums.