2008 Edition --updated April
Republican Governors Association
1747 Pennsyvlania Ave, N.W. Suite 250, Washington, DC . 20006
Sworn in as Governor on Dec.
21, 2000; elected in 2002 and re-elected in 2006. Elected Lieutenant
Governor in 1998. Served two terms as Texas Commissioner of Agriculture
1990-98. Served in the Texas House of Representatives. Served
in the U.S. Air Force, 1972-77. B.S. in animal science from Texas
A&M University, 1972.
Rick Perry (TX)
(appointed executive director
in Dec. 2006 by Gov. Perdue and reappointed in Dec. 2007 by Gov. Perry)
Joined Sonny Perdue's gubernatorial campaign in Oct. 2001, managed Perdue's
political activities during his first term as Governor, and ran his re-election
campaign in 2006. Enrolled in Kennesaw State University and
later studied international and government affairs at the University of
Surrey at Roehampton in London. Grew up in Mableton, GA.
(appointed in Dec. 2006 by Gov.
Perdue and reappointed in Dec. 2007 by Gov. Perry) Previously served
as executive director of the Georgia Republican Party and earlier as political
director. Political director on Perdue's 2002 gubernatorial campaign.
Attended Dalton State College and the University of Georgia studying political
science and history.
Executive Director/Political Director
of Policy and Research
Deputy communications director
on Gov. Perdue's 2006 re-election campaign. Communications director
for Students for Saving Social Security. Graduate of Cornell University
in Ithaca, NY, with a degree in government, 2005. Served as Cincinnati
City Councilman Chris Monzelís campaign coordinator in 2003. Native of
(Also served as finance director
in the 2006 cycle).
(Also worked in the NRCC finance
department in the 2006 cycle) Events Director for the 2005 Presidential
Inaugural Committee, in charge of the Candlelight Dinner. Events
Director for Michigan Victory 2004, based in Lansing, managing Michigan
presidential rallies for the RNC. Senior Account Executive and Practice
Group Director for the Sterling Corporation in Lansing, MI. Finance
Director for Dick Posthumus' 2002 gubernatorial campaign in Michigan.
Deputy Finance Director for Spencer Abraham's U.S. Senate contest in 2000.
Graduate of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.
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