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Overview (4)

Born in Paint Creek, Texas, USA
Birth NameJames Richard Perry
Nickname Governor Goodhair
Height 5' 11¾" (1.82 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Rick Perry was born on March 4, 1950 in Paint Creek, Texas, USA as James Richard Perry. He has been married to Anita Perry since November 6, 1982. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Anita Perry (6 November 1982 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (10)

Republican Governor of Texas (2000-present).
Was Lieutenant Governor of Texas under George W. Bush, until Bush resigned to become President. In 2006, one of his opponents in the Governor's race is Carol Keeton Strayhorn (aka Carole McClellan, the mother of President Bush's press secretary, Scott McClellan.
On November 7, 2006, he was re-elected as Governor of Texas, despite, or perhaps because of, four other candidates running against him: former Democratic U.S. Representative Chris Bell, Libertarian James Werner and both Carol Keeton Strayhorn (aka Carole McClellan) and Kinky Friedman running as independents.
On February 2, 2007, issued an executive order requiring that all girls ages 11-12 be given give vaccine for the human pappilloma virus (HPV), a major cause of cervical cancer, before enrolling in public schools, beginning fall 2008. This makes Texas the first state to require the vaccine, assuming the legislature does not override it.
Father of daughter Sydney Perry.
Re-elected to a third four-year term as Governor of Texas on November 2, 2010.
Underwent minor back surgery on July 1, 2011.
2012 GOP presidential candidate.
Suspended presidential campaign [January 19, 2012].
Recovering from surgery on his right clavicle [February 25, 2012].

Personal Quotes (4)

I'm actually for gun control. Both hands.
[on his faith in God] His agenda is not a political agenda. His agenda is a salvation agenda.
Freedom of religion does not mean freedom from religion.
[on the law of supply and demand]. You put the supply out there and the demand will follow.

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