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Senator Charles Perry: District 28
Charles Perry

Occupation: Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Education: Texas Tech University, BBA — Accounting and Management Information

Legislative Experience: House Member, 2010 - 2014; Senate Member: 2014 - present

Hometown: Lubbock

Party: Republican

Sen. Charles Perry, a practicing CPA from Lubbock, was elected to the Texas Senate in 2014 after serving two terms in the Texas House of Representatives. A life-long West Texan, he is a conservative – fighting for lower taxes, better schools, safer communities, and individual liberties.

Sen. Perry currently chairs the Senate Committee on Water & Rural Affairs and is Vice-Chair of the Health and Human Services Committee. He also sits on the Senate Committees for Agriculture, Criminal Justice, Finance, Redistricting, and Transportation and he co-chairs the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) Advisory Committee. Gov. Abbott appointed him to the Southwestern States Water Commission and the Western States Water Council.

In the 86th Legislative Session, Sen. Perry championed a number of issues for West Texans – establishing a much needed veterinary school at Texas Tech University, increasing rural hospital funding by $100 million, authorizing the growing and processing of industrial hemp, increasing funding for the Alternatives to Abortion program, and expanding rural access to broadband.

Of all the issues he worked on this session, Sen. Perry is especially proud of the bills he passed that improve the coordination of care for medically fragile children and his bill that increases penalties for sexual assault.

Most notably, Sen. Perry authored and passed Senate Bill 8, which creates the first-ever State Flood Plan and secures funding to reinforce high hazard dams, many of which are in West Texas. This landmark legislation is a bottom-up solution to flood planning that will save lives and prevent property loss by increasing coordination between local flood authorities across the State.

Outside the Legislature, Perry previously served as Presidents of the Lubbock Boys & Girls Club, American Business Clubs and Community Partners, and has previously served on the board of the National Council on Family Violence and the Women's Protective Services of Lubbock. He also currently serves as a deacon at his church, Southcrest Baptist.

Sen. Perry graduated from Sweetwater High School in 1980 and from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Management Information Systems in 1984.

He and his wife Jacklyn have been married for over 35 years. They have two children and three grandchildren, and the entire family are graduates (and future graduates) of Texas Tech University.

Geographically, Perry represents the largest Senate District in Texas. The district covers 51 counties and is over 48,000 square miles, which is larger than 19 U.S. states and 107 countries.

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Capitol Staff

  • Matthew Dowling (Chief of Staff)
  • Robert Papierz (Legislative Director)
  • Shannon Harmon (Senior Policy Analyst)
  • Rob Callan (General Counsel)
  • Jillian Myles (Office Manager/Scheduler)

Office Information

Capitol Address District Address
The Honorable Charles Perry
P.O. Box 12068
Capitol Station
Austin, TX 78711

(512) 463-0128 (TEL)
(512) 463-2424 (FAX)
District Director: Robyn Tepper
The Lubbock District Office services the following counties: Borden, Crosby, Dawson, Floyd, Garza, Hale, Hockley, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Scurry and Terry.

11003 Quaker Avenue, #101
Lubbock, TX 79424

(806) 783-9934 (TEL)
District Address District Address
District Director: Laura Lewis
The San Angelo District Office services the following counties: Coke, Coleman, Concho, Crane, Eastland, Irion, Kimble, Mason, McCulloch, Menard, Mitchell, Nolan, Reagan, Runnels, Schleicher, Sterling, Sutton, Taylor, Tom Green, Upton, and Ward.

36 West Beauregard #510
San Angelo, TX 76903

(325) 481-0028 (TEL)
District Director: Jennifer Foster
The Childress District Office services the following counties: Baylor, Childress, Cottle, Dickens, Fisher, Foard, Hardeman, Haskell, Jones, Kent, King, Knox, Motley, Shackelford, Stephens, Stonewall, Throckmorton, and Wilbarger.

203 Commerce
Childress, TX 79201

(940) 937-0909 (TEL)