Rick Perry

From the Texas Tribune:

President-elect Donald Trump has reportedly selected erstwhile rival and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to serve as his energy secretary.

If confirmed, Perry will oversee American energy policy and its ramifications on the economy, environment and national security.

Perry To Meet With Trump Again Amid Energy Secretary Rumors

Dec 12, 2016
Gage Skidmore / Moritz Hager


Former Gov. Rick Perry is meeting with President-elect Donald Trump again as speculation picks up that he could lead the Department of Energy. 

Ryan E. Poppe / Texas Public Radio

Texas’ longest serving governor and former state agriculture commissioner Rick Perry has announced he has been contacted by Donald Trump’s presidential transition team for a possible role in the administration.  

Perry on Twitter made the announcement saying that he had been contacted by the Trump transition team Wednesday morning.  Perry did not reference what role he was contacted for but did say, “Just got the call from Trump team, saddle up and ride.”  But Gene Hall with the Texas Farm Bureau says Perry would make a great addition as Trump agriculture secretary.

Rick Perry Joining New Season of "Dancing With the Stars"

Aug 30, 2016

Does Rick Perry Still Carry Clout in Texas?

May 23, 2016
The Texas Tribune

Editor's note: This story has been updated to include Rick Perry's endorsement of Texas GOP Chairman Tom Mechler and U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady.

There's the Austin ophthalmologist responsible for his trademark glasses. The former Texas Tech official who wants to represent his parents in Congress. The former police chief of Dalworthington Gardens.

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