|Full Name||Charles Perry|
|Occupation||Certified Public Accountant|
|Education||B.B.A., Texas Tech University|
|Church||Southcrest Baptist Church|
Charles Perry is a life-long West Texan and a practicing CPA from Lubbock. He was first elected to the Texas Senate in 2014 after serving two terms in the Texas House of Representatives.
Senator Perry currently chairs the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water, and Rural Affairs and is the co-chair of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) Advisory Committee. Additionally, he sits on the senate committees of Criminal Justice, Health and Human Services, and Transportation.
Perry has authored legislation to strengthen Second Amendment rights, protect our ballot box from voter fraud, stop the sale of illegal synthetic substances to our youth, and empower individuals with disabilities to save money and become more financially independent.
Additionally, Perry led the fight to put a stop to sanctuary cities, which violates the rule of law through granting de-facto amnesty to criminal immigrants unlawfully present in the U.S., causing public safety concerns statewide. As a strong fiscal conservative, Perry led the way to reduce frivolous government spending by authoring legislation to enact zero-based budgeting for state agencies and prevent the Rainy Day Fund from being drained.
In addition to his work in the Legislature, he has served his community as president of the Lubbock Boys and Girls Club, American Business Clubs, Community Partners, served on the board of the National Council on Family Violence, and the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline. He has also served as a deacon at his church, Southcrest Baptist.
Senator Perry grew up in the district he currently represents and graduated from Sweetwater High School. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting and management information systems from Texas Tech University.
Senator Perry has been married to his wife, Jacklyn, for over 33 years and together they have a daughter, Jordan, and a son, Matthew. The entire family are graduates of Texas Tech University.
Information in this bio was provided by Perry's office.
Last updated: Aug. 7, 2017