or Login to see your representatives.

Access Candidates' and Representatives' Biographies, Voting Records, Interest Group Ratings, Issue Positions, Public Statements, and Campaign Finances

Simply enter your zip code above to get to all of your candidates and representatives, or enter a name. Then, just click on the person you are interested in, and you can navigate to the categories of information we track for them.

Charles Lee Perry

Charles Perry's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: Charles Lee Perry
Office: State House (TX) - District 83, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for State House - District 83
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Married; 2 Children
Birth Date: 03/09/1962
Birth Place: Abilene, TX
Home City: Lubbock, TX
Religion: Southern Baptist
Project Vote Smart does not permit the use of its name or programs in any campaign activity, including advertising, debates, and speeches.
Charles Perry's processing deadline has not passed. The result of Charles Perry's Political Courage Test will be released in upcoming weeks.
Urge Charles Perry to fill out the Political Courage Test.

Campaign Email
charles@charlesperryfortexas.com

Campaign Website

Campaign Social Media

What is the Political Courage Test?

Texas State Legislative Election 2012 Political Courage Test

This candidate has responded to a Political Courage Test in a previous election. As a continued effort to provide the American public with factual information on candidates running for public office, these archived responses are made available here.

Pro-lifea) Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
Yesb) Should abortions be illegal after the first trimester of pregnancy?
Noc) Should abortion be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape?
Yesd) Should abortion be legal when the life of the woman is endangered?
Yese) Do you support requiring parental notification before an abortion is performed on a minor?
Yesf) Do you support requiring parental consent before an abortion is performed on a minor?
Yesg) Do you support requiring a doctor to show a sonogram to patients seeking an abortion?
Yesh) Do you support the prohibition of public funds for abortion procedures?
Yesi) Do you support the prohibition of public funds for organizations that perform abortions?
j) Other or expanded principles:
1) State Spending:
Using the key, indicate what state funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one level per category; you may use a number more than once.
Maintain Statusa) Education (higher)
Maintain Statusb) Education (K-12)
Slightly Decreasec) Environment
Maintain Statusd) Health care
Slightly Decreasee) Law enforcement/corrections
Maintain Statusf) Transportation/infrastructure
Slightly Decreaseg) Welfare
h) Other or expanded categories:

All of the areas listed above need to use funds more efficiently, and programs need to be updated to today's metrics rather than continuing to use past metrics.

2) State Taxes:
Using the key,indicate what state tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one level per category; you may use a number more than once.
Maintain Statusa) Alcohol taxes
Maintain Statusb) Cigarette taxes
Maintain Statusc) Gas/Oil taxes
Greatly Decreased) Property taxes
Maintain Statuse) Sales taxes
f) Other or expanded categories:
3) Budget Stabilization:
Indicate which of the proposals you support (if any) for balancing Texas's budget.
Noa) Tapping into Texas's "rainy day" fund
Nob) Increasing tuition rates at public universities
Yesc) Reducing or eliminating public worker collective bargaining
Nod) Reducing state employee salaries AND/OR pensions
Yese) Instituting mandatory furloughs AND/OR layoffs for state employees
Nof) Reducing benefits for Medicaid recipients
g) Other or expanded principles:

We need to establish a baseline savings account, for example: 5% of General Revenue.

a) Do you support limits on the following types of contributions for state candidates?
Yes1) Individual
Yes2) Political Action Committee
Yes3) Corporate
Yes4) Political Party
Yesb) Should candidates for state office be encouraged to meet voluntary spending limits?
Yesc) Do you support requiring full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information?
Nod) Do you support the use of an independent AND/OR bipartisan commission for redistricting?
Yese) Do you support requiring a government-issued photo identification in order to vote at the polls?
Yesf) Do you support strengthening restrictions on the state's use of eminent domain?
g) Other or expanded principles:

Would prefer limits on out of district contributions.

Yesa) Do you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
Yesb) Do you support alternatives to incarceration for certain non-violent offenders, such as mandatory counseling or substance abuse treatment?
Noc) Do you support decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana?
Yesd) Should a minor accused of a violent crime be prosecuted as an adult?
Noe) Should a minor who sends sexually-explicit or nude photos by cell phone face criminal charges?
Yesf) Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police?
Nog) Should municipalities be allowed to prohibit law enforcement from checking the immigration status of individuals in custody?
h) Other or expanded principles:
Yesa) Do you support reducing government regulations on the private sector?
Nob) Do you support increased state funding for job-training programs that re-train displaced workers?
Noc) Do you support expanding access to unemployment benefits?
Nod) Do you support providing financial incentives to the private sector for the purpose of job creation?
Yese) Do you support increased spending on infrastructure projects for the purpose of job creation?
Nof) Do you support providing direct financial assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure?
g) Other or expanded principles:

D) Career/Tech in education excluded.
E) Only if needed and with private sector.

Noa) Do you support the national Common Core State Standards initiative?
Yesb) Do you support a merit pay system for teachers?
Noc) Is the tenure process for public school teachers producing effective teachers?
Nod) Should parents be allowed to use vouchers to send their children to any school?
Noe) Do you support state funding for charter schools?
Yesf) Do you support the state government providing college students with financial aid?
Nog) Should illegal immigrants who graduate from Texas high schools be eligible for in-state tuition at public universities?
h) Other or expanded principles:

A path needs to be provided for all students, not just the college bound.

Noa) Do you support state funding for the development of alternative energy?
Yesb) Do you support state funding for the development of traditional domestic energy sources (e.g. coal, natural gas, oil)?
Yesc) Do you support state funding for improvements to Texas energy infrastructure?
Nod) Do you support state funding for open space preservation?
Noe) Do you support enacting environmental regulations aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?
f) Other or expanded principles:
Noa) Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?
Nob) Should background checks be required on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows?
Yesc) Should citizens be allowed to carry concealed guns?
Yesd) Should a license be required for gun possession?
e) Other or expanded principles:
Noa) Do you support a universally-accessible, publicly-administered health insurance option?
Yesb) Do you support expanding access to health care through commercial health insurance reform?
Yesc) Do you support interstate health insurance compacts?
Nod) Do you support requiring individuals to purchase health care insurance?
Yese) Do you support monetary limits on damages that can be collected in malpractice lawsuits?
Nof) Do you support allowing doctors to prescribe marijuana to their patients for medicinal purposes?
g) Other or expanded principles:

There needs to be commercial insurance reforms to allow for more options and competition for market.

Yesa) Should marriage only be between one man and one woman?
Nob) Should same-sex couples be allowed to form civil unions?
Noc) Do you support the inclusion of sexual orientation in Texas's anti-discrimination laws?
Nod) Do you support the inclusion of gender identity in Texas's anti-discrimination laws?
e) Other or expanded principles:
In the following area, on an attached page, or via e-mail, please explain in a total of 100 words or less, your top two or three priorities if elected. If they require additional funding for implementation, please explain how you would obtain this funding.

1. Public Education Reform - There needs to be career tech programs, more local control, and revised funding formulas that have equal allotments per student.

2. Medicaid Reform - Fraud and waste need to be eliminated and the use of technology needs to be maximized.

3. Long Term Water Plan - There needs to be a long term water plan for both the state of Texas and the country. We need to start working on funding and the distribution of resources.

Back to top