March 1, 2002
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$447,800 to the Governor!
New Appointees Contributed
To Perry’s Economic Growth

Appointees' Huge Donations 
Created A Job—For Rick Perry
Task Force
Company Individual Perry
James "Jim" Adams TX Instruments (retired)
Elaine Agather JP Morgan Chase
Ernesto Ancira, Jr Ancira Auto Dealership
Mark Bivins Corsino Cattle Co.
Anthony Chase ChaseCom telecom./broadcasting
Bob Davis USAA insurance
Larry Durrett Southern Multifoods, Inc. fast food
P.J. Ellison Ellison's Greenhouses, Inc.
Noe Fernandez TX Building & Procurement Commission
Mike Field Clifford Field Krier Manning… law firm
Malcolm Gillis Rice University
Dain Hancock Lockheed Martin
Alfred Jackson Davis Hamilton Jackson & Assoc. securities
David Lund TX A&M University
Erle Nye TXU electric utility
Terrence O'Mahoney Delta Airlines pilot (former)
Ross Perot, Jr. Perot [computer] Systems Corp.
Ray Perryman Perryman Group economic research 
Gus Rodriguez Basel Glass
Wanda Rohm Presto Business Cards
Hector de J. Ruiz AMD semiconductors
Marvin Selig  Commercial Metals Co.
Jane Anne Stinnett JGG, Inc. cotton merchant
Cheryl Thompson Warren Electric Group electricity wholesaler
Mort Topfer Castletop [venture] Capital
Russell Turner United Space Alliance [NASA contractor]
Massey Villarreal Precision Task Group computer systems
Michael Waters Hendrick Health System hospital
William Wise El Paso Corp. natural gas

Most of Governor Rick Perry’s new appointees to a task force to create economic growth and jobs have ex-perience creating one job in particular — Perry’s.

Since 1997, Perry has taken a remarkable $447,800 in individual donations from his task force appointees.

Two-thirds of Perry’s 29 task force members have given to Perry’s recent political campaigns, led by $98,500 from task force chair Ross Perot, Jr.

Another top-donor is Alfred Jackson ($75,000). Jackson’s securities firm had a role in a recent pay-to-play scandal involving investment of state funds controlled by the State Board of Education.

The research firm of big donor Ray Perryman ($15,000) also created another important job. Perryman is the immediate past employer of Texas’ First Lady. •

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