Texas Monthly names Lubbock’s Perry among worst legislators, Senator fires back

Texas Monthly names Lubbock’s Perry among worst legislators, Senator fires back

By MATT DOTRAY

State Sen. Charles Perry was named one of the ten worst legislators in 2017 in the Texas Monthly’s “Best and Worst Legislators” list released Tuesday.

In response, the Lubbock Republican posted a message on Facebook, saying making the list simply reaffirms that he is in touch with his district’s conservative values and not the values of a “liberal Austin publication.”

Perry said his record this session reflected his continued fight for common-sense government, family, faith and the life of the unborn.

“I passed legislation banning sanctuary cities, increased access to health care and ensured affordable basic telephone services in rural areas,” he said. “Additionally, I protected landowner water rights, religious freedom, improved our foster care system, increased penalties for synthetic drug dealers, paved the way for Texas Tech to open a veteran’s health clinic, and protected our agricultural community.”

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