Rick Perry Wiki, Bio, Governor, Wife, Scandal
Rick Perry who is an American politician was born on 4th March of the year 1950. He used to serve as 47th Governor of Texas from the year 2000 till 2015. He is the native of Paint Creek, Texas, United States. Although he is known as Rick Perry, as a child, he was named as James Richard Perry. He was grown up in Haskell County, Texas in West Texas. He is the son of Joseph Ray Perry and Amelia June Holt. His family has been in the Texas since before Texas Revolution. He was in Boy Scouts and he earned a rank of Eagle Scout. The BSA has honored him with Distinguished Eagle Scout Award. He went to study at the Paint Creek High School and later, he got graduated from there in the year 1968.
After getting graduated from the high school, he got enrolled at the Texas A&M University where he was also the member of Corps of Cadets, member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, was selected as senior class secretary as well as he was also elected as one of the A&M’s five yell leaders. Later, he got graduated from A&M in the year 1972 with Bachelor of Science in animal science. In early 1970s, he interned with Southwestern Company during several of the summers as door-to-door book salesman. After completing his graduation from the college in 1972, he was commissioned as an officer in United States Air Force as well as he also completed his pilot training in February of 1974.
In the year 1984, Rick was elected to Texas House of Representatives as Democrat from district 64 which included his home county of the Haskell. Later, he announced on 29th September of 1989 that he was switching the parties becoming a Republican. The following year, as newly minted Republican, he challenged Jim Hightower. In 1994, he was reelected as the Agriculture Commissioner by the large margin getting 2546287 votes to Democrat Marvin Gregory’s 1479692 votes. He then became the first Republican lieutenant governor since Reconstruction taking office on 19th January of 1999.
To talk about his personal life biography, Perry has already got married. He is married to his caring, supportive as well as lovable wife Anita Perry who is his childhood sweetheart. He had known to her since their elementary school. The couple exchanged their vows with each other on 6th November of the year 1982 and since then, they are living their life happily. Rick also has two children together with Anita. Among them, one is a son named Griffin and another is a daughter named as Sydney.
Apart from that, Rick has now reached at the age of 65. He belongs to an American nationality. On 4th June of 2015, he launched his 2016 presidential candidacy in Addison, Texas. In addition to that, he has also written two books which are titled as On My Honor and Fed Up! Our Fight to Save America from Washington. To get more info about his bio and scandal, he can also be contacted and followed in different social networking sites such as Twitter, facebook and instagram.