At a Town Hall meeting Tuesday evening at West Texas College, State Representative Charles Perry shook hands with voters and local leaders from the surrounding community and talked about his vision for the Lone Star State. The college, which has an enrollment of about 2300 students, is located in the small West Texas town of Snyder. Perry’s meeting was the final official stop on a fifty-one county tour for the Lubbock CPA and state representative as he runs in a special election to replace outgoing State Senator Robert Duncan.
Earlier in the day Perry made stops in Crosbyton (pop-1753), Guthrie (pop-160), Dickens (pop-332), and Benjamin (pop-258), all rural county seats.
Perry is running to represent Senate District 28, which encompasses 48,233 square miles, from the rolling hills of Schleicher County to the plains of Childress. Larger than 20 states and almost as big as the state of New York, District 28 includes 51 counties, 132 school districts and 41 hospital districts.
After Senator Duncan resigned on July 3rd to become the Chancellor of Texas Tech University, Governor Rick Perry (no relation) abruptly called a special election to fill Duncan’s seat for September 9th. In less than two months of campaigning, Representative Perry has successfully held a town hall or meet-and-greet in all 51 of the counties he is running to represent. This included stops in six of Texas’ ten least-populous counties.
As part of his flurry of travel, Perry twice held one-day marathon tours of ten counties each. On his one-day “southern tour,” Perry started the day with an 8am event at the Fire Station in the small oil field town of Crane, Texas and ended the day 220 miles to the east at an event at the Willow Creek Café in Mason.
For his one-day “eastern tour,” Perry was joined by State Representative Drew Springer, who has endorsed Perry in his run for the upper chamber. The two began their day at 7am at the Hotel Matador in Motley, Texas and, ten events later, concluded with a meet and greet at the Dairy Queen in Aspermont.
Texans for Fiscal Responsibility has endorsed Perry in his run for the Senate. The same dedication to his constituents and work ethic which has enabled him to cover all 51 counties in less than two months has been on display in Perry’s two sessions in Austin. Perry has been a champion for fiscal discipline and government accountability. We are confident that he will continue to serve his constituents well in the Capitol’s eastern chamber.
Early voting has begun and will continue through September 5th. Election Day is September 9th.