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Rick Perry on Local Issues

Republican Governor (TX)

Texas is nation's top moving destination for last 8 years

For eight years in a row, Allied Van Lines has named Texas the nation's top moving destination. We've made inroads in almost every industry sector, from biotech and computer science, to energy and finance. Visionary companies like Facebook, Apple and Electronic Arts have expanded here. When these companies come to Texas they make a positive impact on your communities.

And even with a mass influx of job-seekers realizing their dreams in Texas, our unemployment rate has consistently remained below the national rate. Even with that growth in industry and population, we've maintained a strong commitment to the environment.

Source: 2013 State of the State speech to Texas Legislature , Jan 29, 2013

Can-do culture: Texas is not merely strong, but exceptional

I'm proud that Texas is a place where anyone can make a difference, regardless of where you're from or how you might spell your last name. Texas is not merely strong, but exceptional. We are a testament to the power of freedom, to the entrepreneurial spirit unleashed from government interference.

We believe these ideals are sturdy enough and strong enough to advance any and all Texans, regardless of race, color or creed. We embrace a "can do culture" for every citizen willing to work hard and pursue a dream. Those ideals propel us forward as we stand as a national example that hard work can breed success regardless of one's station in life, that freedom is the best antidote to poverty, and that each individual deserves to inherit a state of equality and opportunity. May the work we do in these hallowed halls preserve opportunity for every Texan.

Source: 2013 State of the State speech to Texas Legislature , Jan 29, 2013

Other governors on Local Issues: Rick Perry on other issues:
TX Gubernatorial:
Annise Parker
Julian Castro
Mike Rawlings
TX Senatorial:
John Cornyn
Ted Cruz

Newly seated 2013:
IN: Mike Pence (R)
NC: Pat McCrory (R)
NH: Maggie Hassan (D)
MT: Steve Bullock (D)
WA: Jay Inslee (D)

Re-elected 2012:
DE: Jack Markell (D)
MO: Jay Nixon (D)
ND: Jack Dalrymple (R)
UT: Gary Herbert (R)
VT: Peter Shumlin (D)
WI: Scott Walker (R)
WV: Earl Ray Tomblin (D)

Up for election 2013:
NJ-R: Chris Christie
NJ-D: Barbara Buono
VA: Bob McDonnell(Retiring)
VA-R: Ken Cuccinelli
VA-D: Terry McAuliffe
Up for re-election 2014:
AK: Sean Parnell
AL: Robert Bentley
AR: Mike Beebe
AZ: Jan Brewer
CA: Jerry Brown
CO: John Hickenlooper
CT: Dan Malloy
FL: Rick Scott
GA: Nathan Deal
HI: Neil Abercrombie
IA: Terry Branstad
ID: Butch Otter
IL: Pat Quinn
KS: Sam Brownback
MA: Deval Patrick
MD: Martin O'Malley
ME: Paul LePage
MI: Rick Snyder
MN: Mark Dayton
NH: Maggie Hassan
NM: Susana Martinez
NV: Brian Sandoval
NY: Andrew Cuomo
OH: John Kasich
OK: Mary Fallin
OR: John Kitzhaber
PA: Tom Corbett
RI: Linc Chafee
SC: Nikki Haley
SD: Dennis Daugaard
TN: Bill Haslam
TX: Rick Perry
VT: Peter Shumlin
WI: Scott Walker
WY: Matt Mead
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Page last updated: Jul 02, 2013