***UPDATE*** – Rick Perry has officially dropped out of the race . ***UPDATE***
On June 4, 2015, Governor Rick Perry announced that he will running for United States President in the 2016 elections. Below I have provided his political history for your review.
Place of Birth: Paint Creek, TX
Current Political Office: Governor of Texas
Political Party: Republican
1984 – Elected to the Texas House of Representatives (as a Democrat for District 64)
1989 – Switch political party. From Democrat to Republican
1990 – Elected to Agriculture Commissioner
1994 – Re-elected to Agriculture Commissioner
1998 – Elected Lieutenant Governor for the State of Texas
2000 – 2015 – Governor of the State of Texas
2014 – Indicted by Travis county grand jury for abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant
- Supports the death penalty
- Oppose same-sex marriage
- Opposes the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.