Charles Perry to start new career in Austin - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/13/10

Charles Perry to start new career in Austin

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

LUBBOCK, (KCBD) - An era of politics in West Texas is over. Some describe the District 83 race as a Cinderella story. Charles Perry, a Tea Party conservative who was outspent by his opponents throughout the entire race, points to his campaign's grassroots efforts.

Perry will now represent the man who represented him for 30 years, Delwin Jones.

Nearly 100 people gathered at Perry's watch party and loud cheers rang through the room as the first early numbers were posted. Perry clinched the run-off win by a large margin receiving 58 percent of the votes from the five county district.

"It's just part of the process. I respect Mr. Jones and his 30 years of experience. He has done a lot of good things," says Perry who will take Jones seat.

Perry says he wants his voters to hold him accountable and says his accounting skills will help him with the budget in Austin.

Gov. Rick Perry, no relation to newly elected state representative, called Charles Perry to congratulate him on his new job. Perry says he plans on spending the summer working to build relationships before the session starts in January.

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