Tribpedia: Rick Perry

James Richard "Rick" Perry, the longest-serving governor in Texas history, was sworn in as the state's 47th chief executive on Dec. 21, 2000, replacing then-Gov. George W. Bush upon his ascendancy to the White House. Perry was elected to a four-year term in 2002 and re-elected in 2006 and 2010. On July 8, 2013, Perry announced he would not ...

PAC Men, and Women

The governor's former legislative director has a Super PAC to support the run for president, and now there's another such PAC — headed by former Perry chief of staff and legislator Mike Toomey.

Executions Probably Not an Issue — for Now

This week, Martin Robles became Texas' ninth execution of the year. Convicted in a Corpus Christi gang shooting, his death was not among the most controversial to happen on the watch of Gov. Rick Perry. During his decade in the Texas governor's office, Perry has overseen more than 230 executions, more than any governor in modern history.

Gov. Rick Perry during his final speech at The Response at Reliant Stadium on Aug. 6, 2011
Gov. Rick Perry during his final speech at The Response at Reliant Stadium on Aug. 6, 2011

Perry Talks Campaign Strategy on TV

During a quick interview at an Austin TV station today, Gov. Rick Perry talked presidential campaign strategy in advance of his Saturday kick-off. "The issue of this campaign will be about how to get America working again," Perry said.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry departs a private plane at the San Antonio International Airport during a campaign stop on November 1, 2010
Texas Gov. Rick Perry departs a private plane at the San Antonio International Airport during a campaign stop on November 1, 2010

Off We Go

Saddle up, buckaroos and buckarettes. We're going on our second presidential ride in 12 years. It doesn't matter who your candidate is or what your politics are, the presence of a Texas governor on a national ticket means some changes around here.

Governor Rick Perry, Speaker Joe Straus and Lt. Governor David Dewhurst after their first weekly breakfast meeting saying they will work together on the state budget.
Governor Rick Perry, Speaker Joe Straus and Lt. Governor David Dewhurst after their first weekly breakfast meeting saying they will work together on the state budget.

Dewhurst: Perry Called to "Lead in Dark Hours"

Gov. Rick Perry today made his first public appearance since news broke about his Saturday announcement. As Ben Philpott of KUT News and the Tribune reports, the nonpartisan event didn't keep the governor and his supporters from dropping more hints.

Governor Rick Perry closes "The Response" with a short prayer and thank you for people attending the prayer rally in Houston on August 6, 2011.
Governor Rick Perry closes "The Response" with a short prayer and thank you for people attending the prayer rally in Houston on August 6, 2011.

With The Response Over, What's Next for Perry?

With Gov. Rick Perry's much-hyped — and highly attended — prayer event over, Ben Philpott of KUT News and the Tribune reports that some say the governor's big announcement could come as soon as this week.

Gov. Rick Perry attempts to hush the crowd as he is introduced at his prayer event, The Response, in Houston on Aug. 6, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry attempts to hush the crowd as he is introduced at his prayer event, The Response, in Houston on Aug. 6, 2011.

Rick, Rudy and the Exposed Right Flank

If your job was to protect Gov. Rick Perry from political attack, you’d probably protect his front, his back and his left flank — the directions from which you’d expect his foes to attack. You could ignore his right, right?