Ethics Explorer A Guide to the Financial Interests of Elected Officials

Sen. Charles Perry District 28 (R-Lubbock)

Industry
Accountant
Education
B.B.A., Texas Tech University
Spouse
Jacklyn
Committees
  • Agriculture, Water and Rural Affairs (Chair)
  • Criminal Justice
  • Health & Human Services
  • Transportation
Financial Statements

Sources of Income

  • Perry, a practicing CPA, serves as director/president of his small accounting firm, Charles Perry PC.

  • He serves as the deacon at Southcrest Baptist Church

  • He serves as a board member for the Forensic Nurses of West Texas

  • He has investments in various stocks and mutual funds such as real estate firm KTCP LLC, Platinum Bank, Colorado Buck Enterprises LLC, US Care Giver Inc. and TD Ameritrade Managed Funds.

  • His wife Jacklyn, a retired teacher, receives retirement pay

Property

  • Residential property in Lubbock valued at $555,586

  • Residential property in Lubbock valued at $704,747

  • Residential property in Lubbock valued at $1,000

  • Residential property in Lubbock valued at $156,230

  • Business property in Lubbock valued at $4,125

  • Rental property in Lubbock valued at $139,255

Analysis

  • In his recent personal financial statements, Perry did not disclose that he shares a business interest with Michael Rockafellow in the cosmetic manufacturer and wholesaler, MTBC Ltd, in Lubbock. Rockafellow Investments, belonging to Michael Rockafellow, was one of Perry’s biggest campaign contributors.

  • Perry was a member of the Select Committee on Transparency in State Operations, a committee involved in the 2014 investigation of then-UT System Regent Wallace Hall, and he was the only member to vote against censuring Hall. The San Antonio Express-News reported that campaign finance records show Perry, since 2012, has received contributions from Accountability First PAC, to which Hall has donated.