Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Governor Rick Perry:

An Inventory of Governor Rick Perry Appointments Office Records at the Texas State Archives, 1981, 1989-2015, bulk 2001-2014



Overview

Creator: Texas. Governor (2000-2015 : Perry)
Title: Governor Rick Perry Appointments Office records
Dates: 1981, 1989-2015
Dates (Bulk): bulk 2001-2014
Abstract: The Texas governor appoints a large number of state officials (with the consent of the Texas Senate) and fills vacancies in state and district offices (except vacancies in the legislature). The Appointments Office is responsible for naming individuals to serve on state boards and commissions. Texas Governor Rick Perry Appointment Office records include application forms; letters of recommendation, appointment, resignation, and thanks; letters from Governor Perry to the Senate requesting confirmation of appointments; senate confirmation reports; appointment letters from Governor Perry to the secretary of state; résumés or curriculum vitae; photographs; judicial appointment questionnaires; forms authorizing the State Bar of Texas or Commission on Judicial Conduct to release information about an appointee to the Governor's Office; state appointment disclosure forms; news clippings or other publications about applicants and their accomplishments; articles, briefs, opinions, and other writings authored by applicants; and other materials concerning applicants for appointed positions during Governor Rick Perry's administration. Materials date 1981, 1989-2015, bulk 2001-2014.
Quantity: 122.75 cubic ft. and 56.82 MB (76 files)
Language: These materials are written predominately in English with scattered Spanish throughout.
Repository: Texas State Archives
Sponsor: This EAD finding aid was created in cooperation with Texas Archival Resources Online.

Agency History

The governor of Texas is the chief executive officer of the state, elected by the citizens every four years. The duties and responsibilities of the governor include serving as commander-in-chief of the state's military forces; convening special sessions of the legislature for specific purposes; delivering to the legislature at the beginning of each regular session a report on the condition of the state, an accounting of all public money under the governor's control, a recommended biennial budget, an estimate of the amounts of money required to be raised by taxation, and any recommendations he deems necessary; signing or vetoing bills passed by the legislature; and executing the laws of the state. The governor can grant reprieves and commutations of punishment and pardons, upon the recommendation of the Board of Pardons and Paroles, and revoke conditional pardons. He appoints numerous state officials (with the consent of the senate), fills vacancies in state and district offices (except vacancies in the legislature), calls special elections to fill vacancies in the legislature, fills vacancies in the United States Senate until an election can be held, and serves as ex officio member of several state boards.

The office of governor was first established by the Constitution of 1845 and superseded the office of president of the Republic of Texas. The position now exists under authority of Article IV, Section 1 of the Constitution of 1876 and Texas Government Code, Chapter 401. To be elected governor, a person must be at least thirty years old, a United States citizen, and a resident of Texas for at least five years preceding the election. In 1972, the term of office was extended from two to four years, effective in 1975. Since 1856 the governor has had the use of the Governor's Mansion.

In 2014 there were 248.5 full time equivalent employees in the Office of the Governor. Nineteen divisions outside of the Executive Office assist the governor in carrying out his functions: Scheduling and Advance; Office of the First Lady; Administration; Appointments; Legislative; Communications; Budget, Planning, and Policy; General Counsel; Internal Audit; Constituent Communication; Criminal Justice; Economic Development and Tourist Development; Governor's Commission for Women; Office of Financial Accountability; Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities; Texas Film Commission; Texas Music Office; Texas Workforce Investment Council; and Office of State-Federal Relations.

The governor of Texas appoints the secretary of state, the adjutant general, executive directors of several agencies, members of numerous state boards and commissions, ship pilots and pilot boards at ports, and regents of universities; and fills vacancies in district attorney offices and judgeships, and various other posts. Most of these appointments require the advice and consent of two-thirds of the senate. The Governor's Office then notifies the Office of the Secretary of State, who is responsible for issuing commissions to appointees. According to the Guide to Texas State Agencies, 11th Edition (2001), and also Governor Perry's website, in a four-year period the governor may make around 3,000 appointments.

The Appointments Office is responsible for naming individuals to serve on state boards and commissions. The following persons were Appointments Office directors under Governor Perry (dates are approximate): Dealey Herndon (2001), Ken Anderson (2002-2008), Teresa Spears (2009-2012), Bech Bruun (2013), and Darrell Davila (2014). The Office included the following staff members when Governor Rick Perry left the Texas Governor's Office in January 2015: Darrell Davila (director), Trayce Stoenescu (assistant to the director), Mary Fraser and Gaby Fuentes (deputy directors), Carol Treadway (appointments manager), Christina Hutchinson (information systems coordinator), and Jill Patterson (receptionist/assistant).

(Sources include: Guide to Texas State Agencies, 11th edition (2001); Office of the Governor Workforce Summary Document prepared by the State Auditor's Office, January 2015 (http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Publications/WFSummaries/WorkforceAnalysis/2014/301-2014.pdf), accessed on December 28, 2015; Capitol Complex telephone directories (2001-2014); the contents of the records; and the Texas Governor's Office website during Governor Perry's term at http://wayback.archive-it.org/414/20141117021000/http://governor.state.tx.us/appointments/, dated November 17, 2014.)


Rick Perry Biographical Sketch

Rick Perry served as governor of Texas from December 20, 2000 to January 20, 2015.

James Richard "Rick" Perry was the 47th governor of Texas. He was born on March 4, 1950 in Haskell, Texas to Joseph Ray Perry and Amelia June (Holt) Perry. In 1972, he received a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University in animal science. Perry then served as a pilot with the United States Air Force from 1972 to 1977 and was discharged in 1977 with the rank of captain. Perry was elected to the Texas House of Representatives (District 64) as a Democrat in 1984 and served until 1991. He was named one of the 10 most effective lawmakers by the Dallas Morning News in 1989. In the same year, Perry changed his party allegiance, becoming a Republican. Perry left the House of Representatives to serve two terms as Commissioner of Agriculture, from 1991 to 1999. He was a member of the U.S. Trade Representative's Intergovernmental Policy Advisory Committee on International Trade; the executive committee, Southern U.S. Trade Association; and president of the Southern Association of Trade Departments of Agriculture (from 1992 to 1993). He was elected lieutenant governor in 1998, taking office in January of 1999. Perry became governor to complete the term of Governor George W. Bush who left the office in December 2000 to become president of the United States. Perry was first elected governor of Texas on November 5, 2002, and then reelected on November 7, 2006 and November 2, 2010.

As governor, he focused primarily on issues of economy, education and security, especially along the Texas-Mexico border. Throughout his governorship, Perry espoused fiscal conservatism, opposing a state income tax and focusing on job growth and business incentives. In the field of healthcare, Perry signed several bills governing abortion procedures and funding. In 2007, Perry issued an executive order mandating that all Texas girls receive the HPV (Human Papillomavirus) vaccine. The order was overturned by the state legislature the following August. As the longest serving Texas governor, Perry capitalized on the main power assigned to him by the Texas Constitution, appointing the majority of sitting members of every state board or commission.

On August 13, 2011, Perry announced he would be running for president in 2012. However, after a controversial campaign and a low showing in the Iowa caucuses, Perry dropped out of the presidential race on January 19, 2012. Perry later ran for president again, announcing his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 2016 U.S. presidential election on June 4, 2015. He officially suspended his campaign on September 11, 2015.

On August 15, 2014, Perry was indicted by a grand jury on felony charges for abuse of power. The indictment specifically included two charges: abuse of official capacity (a first-degree felony) and coercion of a public servant (a third-degree felony). Perry was accused of coercing Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg (who had been convicted of drunk driving) to resign by threatening to veto funding for the Public Integrity Unit, a group of state public corruption prosecutors. Perry was officially cleared of all charges in February 2016.

Perry married Anita Thigpen in 1982. They have two children, Griffin and Sydney.

(Sources include: Texas State Directory, 2014; the Texas Governor's Office website during Governor Perry's term at http://www.governor.state.tx.us, accessed on December 22, 2014; the Texas Governor's Office website during Governor Perry's term at https://wayback.archive-it.org/414/*/http:/www.governor.state.tx.us/homeland, dated November 17, 2014; Jeff Zeleny and Michael D. Shear, "Perry to End Bid for Presidency," New York Times, January 19, 2012, accessed on January 19, 2012; Theodore Schleifer, "Rick Perry drops out of 2016 presidential race - CNNPolitics.com," CNN, September 11, 2015, accessed on September 13, 2015; Benjy Sarlin, "Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power by grand jury," MSNBC, August 12, 2014, accessed on August 17, 2014; and Eugene Scott, "Court dismisses one criminal charge against Perry," CNN, July 24, 2015, accessed on July 26, 2015; and Carrie Dann, "Texas Court Dismisses Second Felony Charge Against Rick Perry," February 24, 2016, accessed on April 8, 2016.)


Scope and Contents of the Records

The Texas governor appoints a large number of state officials (with the consent of the Texas Senate) and fills vacancies in state and district offices (except vacancies in the legislature). The Appointments Office is responsible for naming individuals to serve on state boards and commissions. Texas Governor Rick Perry Appointment Office records comprise paper and electronic records, including appointment application files, senate confirmation reports, boards and nominees spreadsheets, and office files, dating 1981, 1989-2015, bulk 2001-2014.

Appointment application files include application forms; letters of recommendation, appointment, resignation, and thanks; letters from Governor Perry to the state senate requesting confirmation of appointments (if required); appointment letters from Governor Perry to the Secretary of State; résumés or curriculum vitae; photographs; judicial appointment questionnaires; forms authorizing the State Bar of Texas or Commission on Judicial Conduct to release information about an appointee to the Governor's Office (plus results of these inquiries); state appointment disclosure forms (whereby appointees may choose whether or not to disclose to the public their home address, home telephone number, social security number, and information revealing whether they have family members); news clippings or other publications about applicants and their accomplishments (including web pages); articles, briefs, opinions, and other writings authored by applicants; and other materials concerning applicants for appointed positions during Governor Rick Perry's administration. Correspondents include applicants, legislators, other state officials, members of the applicant's local community, and professional colleagues. Appointment application files date 1995-2014, bulk 2001-2014. Individuals submitted applications to the Governor's Appointments Office for appointment to a broad range of positions including vacant judgeships, state boards and commissions, certain agency heads, university regents, river authorities, and branch pilots. See the list of all entities to which the governor makes appointments or nominations, at http://gov.texas.gov/appointments/positions/home (accessed May 20, 2016). Files exist both for appointees and applicants who were not appointed to an office. A number of the files are for persons appointed by Perry's predecessor, Governor George W. Bush, and carried over into Perry's governorship. If the individual was still in an appointed position at the time that these records were transferred to the Texas State Archives (December 2014 - March 2015), there is probably NOT a file for that person in these records; the file was most likely kept by the succeeding governor's office (Governor Greg Abbott).

The appointments process for the majority of boards and commissions, by virtue of the procedure prescribed in the Constitution of the State of Texas, requires that the nomination of a person by the governor be confirmed by the Texas Senate. The senate considers the confirmation of an appointment when they are in session, which is every odd-numbered year, or when the governor calls a special session. Senate confirmation reports date 1995, 2001-2013. Each folder covers one legislative session (75th, and 77th through 83rd), and contains daily Senate Committee on Nominations action reports, giving the following information: hearing date, chair, a recommendation that the nominees in the list be confirmed, and the numbers of senators who voted yea, nay, or present but not voting. For each nominee, the list gives the board or commission, the dates of appointment and expiration of the term, and the name of the nominee's senator. Each of these daily lists begins with a cover letter from Secretary of the Senate Betty King (2001) or Patsy Spaw (2003-2013) to Governor Perry (with copies to the secretary of state, lieutenant governor, Nominations Committee, Legislative Reference Library, and Senate Media). Also in the files are letters from Governor Perry to the senate when he asks for a nomination to be withdrawn, and (beginning in 2009) letters from Governor Perry to the senate constituting the original requests for confirmation. These give the same information as the senate confirmation reports, except that the city of residence is given (not the name of the state senator). The one folder for the 75th Legislature, 1995, is kept here partly because there is not a corresponding series in Governor George W. Bush Appointments Office records.

Governor Perry's Appointments Office created nine spreadsheets on boards and nominees to help manage the tasks of collecting and considering applications for appointments. These Boards and nominees spreadsheets include entries dating 1981, 1989-2015, bulk 2001-2014, and are in electronic format only. Several spreadsheets apply to the boards alone: one on boards (containing 951 entries), and one on board contacts and/or board executive directors – apparently the same data on both of these spreadsheets (containing 591 entries). Several other spreadsheets apply to the nominees alone: one on nominees (containing 25,404 entries), one on nominee/board relations (containing 51,636 entries), one on recommenders (containing 42,387 entries), one on references (containing 26,445 entries), and one titled notebook (containing 66,031 entries).

Office files exist in electronic format only, and document three different activities of the Office of the Governor's Appointments Office, 2006-2009, 2011-2014: the annual training seminar (designed to acquaint newly appointed board and commission members with the roles and responsibilities of their positions, as well as the governor's philosophy and priorities); the annual student regent training seminar (with the same goal but for a much smaller and slightly different demographic group (students)); and the annual leadership work conference of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) (with a Texas delegation of five state representatives and five state senators appointed by the governor).

Electronic records described in this finding aid that are part of the Texas Digital Archive are indicated as such in the inventory. Restrictions on access to the content of records are applicable to paper and electronic records. The extent of the electronic records is provided by the file size and the number of files. The inventory does not list every electronic file or folder.

Formats of the original electronic files include word processing or plain text files (.doc, .txt, and .pdf) and spreadsheets (.xls and .xlsx). Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents or spreadsheets. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.


Organization of the Records

The records are organized into four series:
Appointment application files, 1995-2014, bulk 2001-2014, 122 cubic ft.
Senate confirmation reports, 1995, 2001-2013, 0.75 cubic ft.
Boards and nominees spreadsheets, 1981, 1989-2015, bulk 2001-2014, 53.19 MB (10 files)
Office files, 2006-2009, 2011-2014, 3.63 MB (66 files)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Physical materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Physical materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, home addresses, home phone numbers, social security numbers, and family information of government officials or employees (Texas Government Code, Section 552.117 and 1175); motor vehicle records, including drivers license numbers (Texas Government Code, Section 552.130); account numbers (Texas Government Code, Section 552.136); email addresses (Texas Government Code, Section 552.137); social security numbers (Texas Government Code, Section 552.147); and date of birth (Texas Government Code, Section 552.101 and opinion of 3rd Court of Appeals, 03-13-00546-CV: Ken Paxton, Attorney General of the State of Texas v. City of Dallas, May 22, 2015), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552).

The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P.O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), email (director.librarian@tsl.texas.gov), or see our web page (https://www.tsl.texas.gov/agency/customer/pia.html). Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.

Types of restricted information as listed above apply to paper and electronic records. Some electronic records will not be available through our portal due to such restrictions. Please see Archives staff for further information.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

Electronic records described in this finding aid are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/tx-gov-perry/.

Researchers are required to use gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names:
Perry, Rick, 1950-
Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-
Corporate Names:
Texas. Office of the Governor.
Texas. Legislature. Senate.
Subjects (Organizations):
Southern Regional Education Board.
Places:
Texas--Politics and government--1951-
Texas--Officials and employees--Selection and appointment.
Document Types:
Resumes (personnel records)--Texas--Officials and employees--1995-2014.
Correspondence--Texas--Governors--1995-2014.
Photographs--Texas--Officials and employees--1995-2014.
Clippings (information artifacts)--Texas--Officials and employees--1995-2014.
Publications (documents)--Texas--Officials and employees--1995-2014.
Digital file formats--Texas--Officials and employees--1981, 1989-2015.
Functions:
Appointing Texas officials and employees.

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive. [Governor Bush's records are located at the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas, Texas.]

Texas State Archives
Texas Governor Rick Perry Press Office records, Event files, 2001-2015, 0.1 cubic ft. and 479.87 MB (12,691 files) (Restricted) [including appointment news releases]
Texas Governor George W. Bush Appointments Office records, 1946, 1955, 1959-2000, bulk 1994-2000, 118.7 cubic ft. (Restricted)
Texas Governor George W. Bush Press Office, Appointment news releases, 1992-2000, undated, bulk 1995-2000, 12.4 cubic ft.
Texas Legislature, Senate Nominations Committee records, 1981-1990, bulk 1983-1990, 11.3 cubic ft. (Restricted)
Texas Secretary of State election registers (a.k.a. appointment registers), 1837-2007, 32.15 cubic ft. (originals), 36 reels microfilm (duplicates)
Publications
Texas Register, 2000-2014 [Gubernatorial appointments are published in this publication, produced twice a week by the Office of the Secretary of State since 1976.] See index at http://www.sos.texas.gov/texreg/annualindexes/pdf.shtml, under Index of Non-Rulemaking Notices: Office of the Governor – Appointments.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Texas Governor Rick Perry Appointments Office records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 2015/067, 2015/117

Paper records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Office of the Governor on December 19, 2014 thru March 2015. Electronic records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Office of the Governor on January 29, 2015.

Processing Information

Processed by Tony Black, June 2016


Other Finding Aids

Electronic records described in this finding aid are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/tx-gov-perry/.


Detailed Description of the Records

Appointment application files, 1995-2014, bulk 2001-2014,
122 cubic ft.

The Texas governor appoints a large number of state officials (with the consent of the Texas Senate) and fills vacancies in state and district offices (except vacancies in the legislature). The Appointments Office is responsible for naming individuals to serve on state boards and commissions.
Governor Rick Perry's Appointment application files include application forms; letters of recommendation, appointment, resignation, and thanks; letters from Governor Perry to the Texas State Senate requesting confirmation of appointments (if required); appointment letters from Governor Perry to the Secretary of State; résumés or curriculum vitae; photographs; judicial appointment questionnaires; forms authorizing the State Bar of Texas or Commission on Judicial Conduct to release information about an appointee to the Governor's Office (plus results of these inquiries); state appointment disclosure forms (whereby appointees may choose whether or not to disclose to the public their home address, home telephone number, social security number, and information revealing whether they have family members); news clippings or other publications about applicants and their accomplishments (including web pages); articles, briefs, opinions, and other writings authored by applicants; and other materials concerning applicants for appointed positions during Governor Rick Perry's administration. Correspondents include applicants, legislators, other state officials, members of the applicant's local community, and professional colleagues. Materials date 1995-2014, bulk 2001-2014.
Individuals submitted applications to the Governor's Appointments Office for appointment to a broad range of positions including vacant judgeships, state boards and commissions, certain agency heads, university regents, river authorities, and branch pilots. See the list of all entities to which the governor makes appointments or nominations, at http://gov.texas.gov/appointments/positions/home (accessed May 20, 2016).
Files exist both for appointees and for applicants who were not appointed to an office. A number of the files are for persons appointed by Perry's predecessor, Governor George W. Bush, and carried over into Perry's governorship. If the individual was still in an appointed position at the time that these records were transferred to the Texas State Archives (December 2014 - March 2015), there is probably NOT a file for that person in these records; the file was most likely kept by the succeeding governor's office (Governor Greg Abbott). In other words, these are "appointment application files (past appointments and never appointed)," but not "current" appointees.
Arrangement
These records are arranged alphabetically, as received from Governor Perry's office. Only the first and last files in each box are listed in the inventory. Misfiles are present, but noted only when the involve the first or last file in a given box.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Appointment application files, Texas Governor Rick Perry Appointments Office records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2015/067
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Office of the Governor between December 19, 2014 and March 2015.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, home addresses, home phone numbers, social security numbers, and family information of government officials or employees (Texas Government Code, Section 552.117 and 1175); motor vehicle records, including drivers license numbers (Texas Government Code, Section 552.130); account numbers (Texas Government Code, Section 552.136); email addresses (Texas Government Code, Section 552.137); social security numbers of living persons (Texas Government Code, Section 552.147); and dates of birth (Texas Government Code, Section 552.101 and opinion of 3rd Court of Appeals, 03-13-00546-CV: Ken Paxton, Attorney General of the State of Texas v. City of Dallas, May 22, 2015), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). Refer to the overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General.
Technical Requirements
Researchers are required to use gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.
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2015/067-3419 Abadie, J. Paul - Adrogue, Sofia (part)
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2015/067-3420 Adrogue, Sofia (part) - Alexander, Glynis
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2015/067-3421 Alexander, James - Anderson, Ken
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2015/067-3422 Anderson, Kenneth (M.D.) - Arredondo, Eduardo
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2015/067-3423 Arredondo, Rudy - Bailes, Gregory
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2015/067-3424 Bailey, Aimee - Baloutine, Jeffrey
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2015/067-3425 Baltensperger, David - Barron, Beverly
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2015/067-3426 Barron, Chris C. - Beasley, Karen W.
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2015/067-3427 Beasley, Steve - Bennett, Edward Alan
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2015/067-3428 Bennett, Gary B. - Binford, Clayton Scott
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2015/067-3429 Bing, Eric - Blom, Gail
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2015/067-3430 Bloom, Ed - Boswell, Jeffrey
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2015/067-3431 Boswell, John H. - Brady, Gene Edward
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2015/067-3432 Brady, James Edward - Briscoe, Judy J.
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2015/067-3433 Briskman, Mark L. - Brown, Mark T.
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2015/067-3434 Brown, Marsha Lizbeth Thigpen - Burchett, Trevor W.
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2015/067-3435 Burciaga, Gilbert - Bythewood, Ben
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2015/067-3436 Cable, William - Campbell, William
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2015/067-3437 Campos, Carlos - Carr, Kenneth
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2015/067-3438 Carr, Kristy Michelle - Castrow, Fred F.
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2015/067-3439 Cates, Craig A. - Chapple, David G. "Dave"
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2015/067-3440 Charbeneau, Randall - Cigarroa, Francisco G.
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2015/067-3441 Cigarroa, Graciela - Coen, Jeffrey Vincent
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2015/067-3442 Coffey, Jesse A. - Connealy, Chris
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2015/067-3443 Conner, Bonnie J. - Coselli, John
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2015/067-3444 Costanzi, John J. - Crawford, Lee
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2015/067-3445 Crawford, Neil C. - Cunningham, Joe H.
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2015/067-3446 Cunningham, Justin T. - Davila, Richard R. II
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2015/067-3447 Davila, Sylvia - Degeyter, Gregory Allen
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2015/067-3448 de Graffenried, Linda A. - Dettman, Mark H.
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2015/067-3449 Deuell, Robert F. - Dlin, Elliott D.
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2015/067-3450 Dobbe, Patti L. - Duchac, Neil
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2015/067-3451 Duckers, Sarah - Eastman, Michael Paul
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2015/067-3452 Ebaugh, Nelson S. - Ellyson, Guy
[Note: last file out of alphabetical order.]
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2015/067-3453 Elizarde, Armando - Evans, William R.
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2015/067-3454 Everett, Diana - Ferguson, Janet R.
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2015/067-3455 Fernandez, Adrian - Fjedal, Timothy A.
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2015/067-3456 Flakes, Garland Kazell - Fountain, Debra L.
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2015/067-3457 Fowler, David - Frost, Robert Wayne "Bob"
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2015/067-3458 Frullo, John M. - Garcia, Richard
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2015/067-3459 Garcia, Richard O. - Geeslin, Michael Scott
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2015/067-3460 Geeslin, Timothy L. - Gillin, Michael Talbot
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2015/067-3461 Gillis, Malcolm - Gonsoulin, Dewey J.
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2015/067-3462 Gonzalez, Albert - Grady, Richard
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2015/067-3463 Graff, Hazell - Grider, Katrina
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2015/067-3464 Grier, Margaret M. "Meg" - Gunby, Robert
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2015/067-3465 Gunn, Carol Carlson - Hamann, Angela A.
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2015/067-3466 Hamby, Mary Teresa "Terri" - Harp, Clinton "Clint"
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2015/067-3467 Harper, Cynthia Jane Newkam - Hawkes, George
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2015/067-3468 Hawkins, Albert - Hemphill, Sharon
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2015/067-3469 Hendee, Nina J. - Hewitt, Karen Beth
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2015/067-3470 Hexson, Ronald R. - Hogg, Barbara
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2015/067-3471 Hogg, Juanita - Houjami, Naoufal
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2015/067-3472 House, Gladys - Hull, Patrick J.
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2015/067-3473 Hulsey, Earnest Glenn - Jackson, Rose M.
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2015/067-3474 Jackson, Sarah C. - Jennings, Phil
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2015/067-3475 Jensen, Billie - Jonas, William Jr.
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2015/067-3476 Jones, Alexander P. "Alex" - Justiss, William R.
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2015/067-3477 Kachtick, James - Kelley, Connie
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2015/067-3478 Kelley, Connie Sue - Kidd, Keith W.
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2015/067-3479 Kiel, James Paul - Kitzman, Oliver
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2015/067-3480 Kivowitz, Donald P. - Krocker, Jan
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2015/067-3481 Kroger, Stephanie - Lamki, Lamk
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2015/067-3482 LaMorgese, Brad - Lawrence, F. Lee
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2015/067-3483 Lawrence, Gary M. - Lemon, Waymon Clyde
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2015/067-3484 Lemons, James Lee - Lindemood, David W.
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2015/067-3485 Lindzey, David - Longstreet, Chloe
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2015/067-3486 Looby, Edward N. - Lueders, Tommy W.
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2015/067-3487 Lukefahr, James - Mahomes, Bill
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2015/067-3488 Mahomes, William - Martin, Kirk D.
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2015/067-3489 Martin, Lonnie - May, Donald
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2015/067-3490 May, Harold N. - McClure, Frederick
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2015/067-3491 McClure, Gary - McGraw, Tim
[Note: last file out of alphabetical order.]
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2015/067-3492 McGraw, Thomas Conklin - McQuay, Sharon
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2015/067-3493 McQueary, Carl R. - Meroney, Shannon Phillips
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2015/067-3494 Merrell, Leonard - Miller, Michael C.
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2015/067-3495 Miller, Patrick T. - Montgomery, Horace T. "Ted"
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2015/067-3496 Montgomery, J.C. - Morris, Jeff D.
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2015/067-3497 Morris, John - Murphy, Kevin William
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2015/067-3498 Murphy, Michael - Nelson, Roger
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2015/067-3499 Nelson, William "Bill" - Norman, Brittany J.
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2015/067-3500 Norman, Douglas K. - Okose, Peter
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2015/067-3501 Okray, John - Osterberg, Susan Snider
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2015/067-3502 Ostrander, Daniel W. - Park, Joe Wayne
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2015/067-3503 Park, Jodi - Patterson, Jan
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2015/067-3504 Patterson, Jann Marie - Peña, Diego Jesus
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2015/067-3505 Peña, Fernando - Peyton, John B.
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2015/067-3506 Pfeifer, Jerilyn Kyker - Platts, Henry
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2015/067-3507 Player, Dean - Prater, Paul Dean
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2015/067-3508 Pratt, Joseph A. - Rainey, Robert E.
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2015/067-3509 Raisinghani, Michael S. - Redmond, Jenny C.
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2015/067-3510 Redwine, Mickey R. - Rhatigan, Steven C.
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2015/067-3511 Rhea, Bill - Robbins, Cherri Ann
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2015/067-3512 Robbins, Paul Allen - Rodriguez, Ruben
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2015/067-3513 Rodriguez, Xavier - Ross, Steve
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2015/067-3514 Ross, Tara - Sakamoto, Megan
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2015/067-3515 Sakowitz, Robert T. - Saxon, Brenda Gail
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2015/067-3516 Say, Scott A. - Schutz, Chad
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2015/067-3517 Schwab, Morris "Moe" - Serafy, Nick
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2015/067-3518 Serna, Dan - Shelton, Charles
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2015/067-3519 Shelton, Jeffery R. "Randy" - Sievert, Ronald
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2015/067-3520 Sigal, Ellen - Smarto, Don
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2015/067-3521 Smedly, Vicky - Smith, Tommy G.
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2015/067-3522 Smith, Tommy R. - Spencer, Carol
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2015/067-3523 Spencer, David A. - Stegemoeller, Troy
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2015/067-3524 Steidinger, Jimmie E. - Stouder, Don
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2015/067-3525 Stoudt, William K. "Bill" - Sustr, Nancy
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2015/067-3526 Sutherland, Adair - Taylor, Sheila
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2015/067-3527 Taylor, Stephen C. - Thomason, Gail
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2015/067-3528 Thomason, Glenn G. - Tomme, Curtis R.
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2015/067-3529 Tomkins, Alan Wade - Turner, Glenn
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2015/067-3530 Turner, Holly - Van Eeden, Johnette
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2015/067-3531 Van Gilder, Derek R. - Vincek, Elizabeth K. "Libby"
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2015/067-3532 Vincent, Gary Michael - Walker, Roger "Jeff"
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2015/067-3533 Walker, Ronald - Watson, Allen Dale
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2015/067-3534 Watson, Becky - West, Cheryl Taylor
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2015/067-3535 West, E. Ray - Whitten, Michael J.
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2015/067-3536 Whittenburg, Carol S. - Williamson, Brian K.
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2015/067-3537 Williamson, Charles A. - Wisko, Michael W. "Mike"
[Note: last file out of alphabetical order, due to misspelling on folder.]
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2015/067-3538 Wise, Robert K. - Wooldridge, John
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2015/067-3539 Wooldridge, John Thomas - Young, Charles Coleman
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2015/067-3540 Young, Dale W. - Zygourakis, Kyriacos



Senate confirmation reports, 1995, 2001-2013,
0.75 cubic ft.

The appointments process for the majority of boards and commissions, by virtue of the procedure prescribed in the Constitution of the State of Texas, requires that the nomination of a person by the governor be confirmed by the Texas Senate. The senate considers the confirmation of an appointment when they are in session, which is every odd-numbered year, or when the governor calls a special session. These records are the senate confirmation reports from one year of Governor George W. Bush's term (1995), and most of Governor Rick Perry's term (2001-2013).
Each folder covers one legislative session (75th, and 77th through 83rd), and contains daily Senate Committee on Nominations action reports, giving the following information: hearing date, chair, a recommendation that the nominees in the list be confirmed, and the numbers of senators who voted yea, nay, or present but not voting. For each nominee, the list gives the board or commission, the name and county of the nominee, the dates of appointment and expiration of the term, and the name of the nominee's senator. Each of these daily lists begins with a cover letter from Secretary of the Senate Betty King (2001) or Patsy Spaw (2003-2013) to Governor Perry (with copies to the secretary of state, lieutenant governor, Nominations Committee, Legislative Reference Library, and Senate Media.).
Also in the files are letters from Governor Perry to the senate when he asks for a nomination to be withdrawn, and (beginning in 2009, in a separate folder for each legislature) letters from Governor Perry to the senate constituting the original requests for confirmation. These give the same information as the senate confirmation reports, except that the city of residence is given (not the county, or the name of the state senator).
The one folder for the 75th Legislature, 1995, is kept here partly because there is not a corresponding series in Governor George W. Bush Appointments Office records.
Arrangement
These records are arranged chronologically, as received from Governor Perry's office.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Senate confirmation reports, Texas Governor Rick Perry Appointments Office records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2015/067
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Office of the Governor between December 19, 2014 and March 2015.
Restrictions on Access
None.
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2015/067-3542 Senate confirmation reports, 75th Legislature, 1995
[For Governor George W. Bush. Not part of a series in Governor George W. Bush Appointments Office records.]
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2015/067-3541 Senate confirmation reports, 77th Legislature, 2001
Senate confirmation reports, 78th Legislature, 2003
Senate confirmation reports, 79th Legislature, 2005
Senate confirmation reports, 80th Legislature, 2007
Governor's appointment requests, 81st Legislature, 2009
Senate confirmation reports, 81st Legislature, 2009
Governor's appointment requests, 82nd Legislature, 2011
Senate confirmation reports, 82nd Legislature, 2011
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2015/067-3542 Governor's appointment requests, 83rd Legislature, 2013
Senate confirmation reports, 83rd Legislature, 2013



Boards and nominees spreadsheets, 1981, 1989-2015, bulk 2001-2014,
53.19 MB (10 files)

The Texas governor appoints a large number of state officials (with the consent of the Texas Senate) and fills vacancies in state and district offices (except vacancies in the legislature). The Appointments Office is responsible for naming individuals to serve on state boards and commissions. Governor Rick Perry's Appointments Office created nine spreadsheets on boards and nominees to help manage the tasks of collecting and considering applications for appointments. These electronic spreadsheets include entries dating 1981, 1989-2015, bulk 2001-2014. Several spreadsheets apply to the boards alone: one on boards (containing 951 entries), and one on board contacts and/or board executive directors – apparently the same data on both of these spreadsheets (containing 591 entries). Several other spreadsheets apply to the nominees alone: one on nominees (containing 25,404 entries), one on nominee/board relations (containing 51,636 entries), one on recommenders (containing 42,387 entries), one on references (containing 26,445 entries), and one titled notebook (containing 66,031 entries). A separate scope and content note accompanies each spreadsheet listed in the inventory below, giving the fields contained in that specific spreadsheet.
The boards spreadsheet compiled information about boards the governor can appoint to, or make recommendations regarding. The board contacts and board executive directors spreadsheets (both apparently identical in contents) compiled information on contacts for specific positions on the board (executive director, executive secretary, etc.). Spreadsheets pertaining to the boards tend to include some or all of the following information: board name, board status (active, inactive, abolished, disbanded), member description, number of members, total seats appointed by governor, term of board, appointing agency, whether financial statement is required, senate confirmation, qualifications, duties of board, salary, officers, meetings, statutory authority,whether subject to sunset, sunset reason, notes, board mailing address, website, board physical address, contact name (and title, email, phone). Four additional fields are common to all the spreadsheets, and will not be repeated hereafter, namely the following: who created entry, who last modified (initials of staff member for each), start date, and last revision date.
The nominee spreadsheet is the main nominee table. The nominee/board relationship spreadsheet documents the relationship between a person and a board. The recommenders and references spreadsheets document people or organizations that recommended a nominee or provided a reference for a nominee. If someone recommends or provides a reference for more than one nominee, the data is repeated. And the notepad spreadsheet is like a log of letters sent to nominees. Spreadsheets pertaining to the nominees tend to include some or all of the following information: nominee ID, full name, title, whether deceased, drivers license (DL) number (not shown, presumably because it is restricted), DL state, application date, training date, addresses (work and mailing), email, phones and faxes (work, home, cellular phone), business URL, education (high school, undergraduate, graduate, other – name, year graduated, degree field for each), judicial questionnaire, gender, race, marital status, spouse, date of birth, county, region, representative senator, application under (Perry, Abbott, none), application notes (including information on acknowledgement letter, regret letter, appointment letter, etc.), and for references, the relationship to the nominee (e.g., principal, friend, professional, former boss, acquaintance, attorney, past co-worker, colleague, etc.).
Finally, the boards and nominees combined spreadsheet consists of all of the individual files combined into a single workbook.
There is also a brief file with explanations of many of the spreadsheets and some of their contents, in word processing format.
Formats of the original electronic files include word processing or plain text files (.doc and .txt), which were in pipe-delimited (|) format. These .txt files were then converted by Texas State Archives staff into spreadsheets (.xlsx). Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents or spreadsheets. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply.
Arrangement
These records are arranged as received from Governor Perry's office.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Boards and nominees spreadsheets, Texas Governor Rick Perry Appointments Office records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2015/117
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Office of the Governor on January 29, 2015.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, home addresses, home phone numbers, and family information of government officials or employees (Texas Government Code, Section 552.117 and 1175); email addresses (Texas Government Code, Section 552.137); and dates of birth (Texas Government Code, Section 552.101 and opinion of 3rd Court of Appeals, 03-13-00546-CV: Ken Paxton, Attorney General of the State of Texas v. City of Dallas, May 22, 2015), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). Refer to the overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General.
Some of the spreadsheets have no restrictions, but four of them are restricted and must be redacted. Those restrictions are noted for each in the inventory.
Technical Requirements
Electronic records described in this finding aid are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/tx-gov-perry/.
Texas-Digital-Archive
E2015/117 TexGAP (Texas Governors Appointments, or Boards and nominees spreadsheets), 1981, 1989-2015, bulk 2001-2014
[53.1 MB (10 files)]:
BoardContacts, 2002-2015
[73 KB]
[Contacts for specific positions on the board (Executive Director, Executive Secretary, etc.). Includes Contact ID, board ID, board name, board status (active, inactive, abolished), contact name, contact title, contact email, contact phone, contact extension, who created entry, who last modified (initials of staff member for each), start date, last revision date [Note: the last four fields are common to all, and will not be repeated] [591 entries].]
boardExecDirectors, 2002-2015
[73 KB]
[Contact information for a board's executive director, if any. (Seems to be identical to previous spreadsheet).]
Boards, 2002-2015
[625 KB]
[Information about boards the governor can appoint to, or make recommendations regarding. Board Name and physical and mailing address. Includes Board ID, board name, managed by (MF, DD, CT, GF), board status (active, inactive, abolished, disbanded), member description, number of members, total seats appointed by governor, current members calc, occupied seats, open seats, term of board, term description (e.g., Members of the commission serve for staggered six-year terms, with three members' terms expiring on February 1 of each odd-numbered year), appointing agency, financial statement required, senate confirmation, qualifications, duties of board, salary, officers, meetings, statutory authority, subject to sunset, sunset reason, notes, board mailing address, website, board physical address [951 entries].]
NomineeBoardRelations, 1990-2015
[4,597 KB]
[The relationship between a person and a board. Includes Board name, board status (current, former, interested), board status (1, 3), position, replaced, resigned, resignation date, withdrawn, term expire date, status, chairman, appointment date, confirmation date, chair date, appointed by (Bush, Perry), application notes (including info on acknowledgement letter, regret letter, appointment letter, etc.) [51,636 entries].]
Nominees, 1981, 1989, 1995-2015, bulk 2001-2014
[9,263 KB]
[Note: Contains possibly excepted information: home addresses, home phone numbers, personal email addresses, date of birth, and family members.]
[The main nominee table. Includes Nominee ID, full name, title, deceased, DL number (not shown), DL state, application date, training date, address, email, work phone, home phone, home fax, work fax, cellular phone, business address, business URL, education high school (name, year graduated, degree field), education undergraduate (name, year graduated, degree field), education graduate (name, year graduated, degree field), education other (name, year graduated, degree field), judicial questionnaire, gender, race, marital status, spouse, date of birth, county, region, representative senator, mailing address, application under (Perry, Abbott, none), old note pad [25,404 entries].]
Notepad, 1995-2015
[4,651 KB]
[Log of letters sent to nominees. Includes Note ID, nominee ID, full name, note create time, note user initials, note user name, note action (all Print Merge), note file type (all Letter), note file description (e.g., thank you recommender, resignation, thanks for service, electronic chair distribution, congrats on appointment, acknowledgement letter, update, regret letter, appreciation letter, need updated application, etc.) [66,031 entries].]
Recommenders, 1995-2015
[6,384 KB]
[Note: Contains possibly excepted information: home addresses, home phone numbers.]
[People or organizations that recommended a nominee. If someone recommends more than one nominee, the data is repeated. Includes Recommender ID, nominee ID, nominee full name, recommender full name, recommender title, recommender company, recommender address, recommender work phone, recommender home phone, recommender senator [42,387 entries].]
References, 1995-2015
[3,055 KB]
[Note: Contains possibly excepted information: home phone numbers.]
[People or organizations that provided a reference for a nominee. If someone provides a reference for more than one nominee, the data is repeated. Includes Reference ID, nominee ID, nominee full name, reference employer, reference name, reference phone, reference relationship (e.g., principal, friend, professional, former boss, acquaintance, attorney, past co-worker, colleague, etc.) [26,445 entries].]
Boards_and_Nominees_Combined, 1995-2015, bulk 2001-2014
[25,755 KB]
[Note: Contains possibly excepted information: home addresses, home phone numbers, personal email addresses, date of birth.]
[All of the individual files combined into a single workbook.]
Appointments Data Description, 2015
[45 KB]
[This is a brief file with explanations of many of the spreadsheets and some of their contents, in word processing format.]



Office files, 2006-2009, 2011-2014,
3.63 MB (66 files)

The Texas governor appoints a large number of state officials (with the consent of the Texas Senate) and fills vacancies in state and district offices (except vacancies in the legislature). The Appointments Office is responsible for naming individuals to serve on state boards and commissions, and also for arranging training of those appointees. These records consist of files concerning three different activities of Governor Rick Perry's Appointments Office: the annual training seminar (designed to acquaint newly appointed board and commission members with the roles and responsibilities of their positions, as well as the governor's philosophy and priorities); the annual student regent training seminar (with the same goal but for a much smaller group); and the annual leadership work conference of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) (with a Texas delegation of five state representatives and five state senators appointed by the governor). These electronic records date 2006-2009, 2011-2014.
For each of six annual training seminars, dating 2006-2009, 2011-2012, there is a template for the invitation letter plus an invitation list (in spreadsheet format). Data included in the invitation list spreadsheet includes the following: RSVP, name, board, email, title, best address, work phone, home phone, cellular phone, appointment date, confirmation date, expiration date, and training date. As explained in the first invitation letter (2006), the training (coordinated by the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin) was "specifically designed for volunteer board members the governor has appointed. The purpose of these seminars is to acquaint newly appointed board and commission members with the roles and responsibilities of their positions, as well as, the governor's philosophy and priorities. Our office has intentionally refrained from inviting full time, paid appointees to participate simply because the information presented is geared toward those with less interaction with state government." Furthermore, the training was mandatory: "It is the policy of the Governor's Office that all appointees attend a Governor's Training Seminar. During this seminar, I will discuss my expectations of you as a board member and address some of the special challenges associated with public service." The full-day training session was followed by a reception hosted by Governor and Mrs. Perry at the Governor's Mansion.
A second type of training session documented in these records – however minimally – is the Student Regent Training Seminar, 2012-2014. These records consist of the template letter of invitation for newly appointed student regents, as well as outgoing student regents, who were invited to attend as "a beneficial tool for the future success of new regents." There are no invitation lists for these student regents (either incoming our outgoing), but there are letters to each of the university presidents or chairmen of the boards of regents inviting them to attend the lunch. The institutions included Texas A&M University System, Midwestern State University, Stephen F. Austin University, Texas State University, Texas Tech University, Texas Women's University, University of Houston, University of North Texas, University of Texas System, and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
The SREB (Southern Regional Education Board) files consist of 5 letters from Governor Rick Perry to the President of SREB, naming Texas legislators invited by Governor Rick Perry to attend SREB's annual Legislative Work Conference, dating 2009-2012, 2014. Each state customarily appoints a delegation of five key legislators from the State House and five from the State Senate to the Legislative Work Conference, including the state's representatives on the SREB Legislative Advisory Council. Most of the files also contain a letter from the governor of the host state to Governor Perry, outlining the focus of that year's conference.
Formats of the original electronic files include word processing or plain text files (.doc, .pdf ), and spreadsheets (.xls and .xlsx). Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents or spreadsheets. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply.
Arrangement
These records are arranged by type of seminar/conference, as received from Governor Perry's office.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Office files, Texas Governor Rick Perry Appointments Office records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2015/117
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Office of the Governor on January 29, 2015.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, home addresses and home phone numbers of government officials or employees (Texas Government Code, Section 552.117 and 1175); and email addresses (Texas Government Code, Section 552.137), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). Refer to the overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General.
Technical Requirements
Electronic records described in this finding aid are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/tx-gov-perry/.
Texas-Digital-Archive
E2015/117 Appointee Seminar, 2006-2009, 2011-2014
[3.25 MB, 61 files]:
Seminar, 2006-2009, 2011-2012
[2.06 MB, 16 files, in 7 folders]
[Note: Invitation lists (spreadsheets) contain possibly excepted information: home addresses, home phone numbers, personal email addresses.]
Student Regent, 2012-2014
[1.27 MB, 45 files, in 3 folders]
SREB (Southern Regional Education Board), 2009-2012, 2014
[388 KB, 5 files]