Governor Rick Perry’s $100,000-plus Mega-Donors

As Texas' longest-serving governor, Rick Perry raised $102.8 million from 2001 through December 31, 2010. Perry raised almost $51 million from 204 mega-donors who gave him $100,000 or more. The Republican Governor's Association (RGA) ranks as the governor's No. 1 overall donor, contributing $4 million. However, Houston homebuilder Bob Perry (no relation) supplied the RGA with $11.2 million since 2005 and has given the governor more than $2.5 million directly to technically claim the No. 2 spot. Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons, who is converting Andrews County into the nation's default nuclear waste dump with Governor Perry’s support, ranks No. 3. Governor Perry's top donors are dominated by corporate PACs, executives and corporate trade associations.


204 Mega-Donors Gave Governor Perry $100,000 or More

Amount Contributor Company City
$4,000,000 Republican Governors Association PAC
$2,531,799 Bob & Doylene Perry Perry Homes Houston
$1,120,000 Harold C. Simmons Contran Corp. Dallas
$750,000 Republican National State Elections Committee Washington
$715,308 Thomas and Dan Friedkin Friedkin Companies Inc. Houston
$705,000 Kenny & Lisa Troutt Mt. Vernon Investments LLC Dallas
$612,000 Friends of Phil Gramm PAC Friends of Phil Gramm PAC Helotes
$563,334 George Brint & Amanda Ryan Ryan & Co. P.C. Dallas
$537,740 Peter & Julianna Hawn Holt Holt Companies/San Antonio Spurs Blanco
$506,740 AT&T, Inc. PAC AT&T Austin
$496,668 Lonnie A. 'Bo' Pilgrim Pilgrim's Pride Poultry Pittsburg
$490,258 Robert Sr & Michelle 'Mica' Mosbacher Sr. Mosbacher Energy Co. Houston
$421,000 James Doug Pitcock Jr. Williams Brothers Construction Houston
$420,000 J. Ralph & Joy Ellis Jr. Belmont Oil & Gas Corp. Irving
$416,546 Larry Anders Summit Alliance Companies Dallas
$410,000 Texas Association of Realtors PAC (TREPAC) Texas Association of Realtors Austin
$408,758 Paul L. Foster Western Refining Co. El Paso
$400,500 Gary R. Petersen EnCap Investments LP Houston
$398,625 B.J. 'Red' & Charline McCombs Red McCombs Automotive Group San Antonio
$395,070 Charles W. & Judy Tate Capital Royalty LLC Sugarland
$390,111 L. E. Simmons SCF Partners Houston
$382,889 Jeff Davis Sandefer Sandefer Capital Partners LP Austin
$378,967 Charles Wood Jr. Dallas Fire Insurance Co. Dallas
$377,500 T. Boone Pickens BP Capital Dallas
$372,500 S. Reed Morian DX Holding Company Inc. Houston
$369,144 Woody L. & Gayle G. Hunt Hunt Corp. El Paso
$365,002 R. Steven & Donna Hicks Capstar Partners LLC Austin
$361,533 Robert & Terry Rowling TRT Holdings, Inc. Irving
$355,000 North Cypress Medical Center North Cypress Medical Center Houston
$337,027 Lee Bass Bass Brothers Enterprises Fort Worth
$336,000 Alice L. Walton Wal-Mart Mineral Wells
$331,000 Stevan Hammond Marketing Investors Corp. Dallas
$330,578 Charles Berndon Lawrence Kirby Corp. Houston
$330,000 Robert C. McNair Jr. Cogen Technologies/Houston Texans Houston
$327,910 Tilman J. Fertitta Landry's Restaurants Inc. Houston
$327,500 James D. & Shirley M. Dannenbaum Dannenbaum Engineering Houston
$320,136 Texas Association of Builders HOMEPAC Texas Association of Builders Lubbock
$317,179 Richard Scott Trans-Global Solutions (TGS), Inc Houston
$310,000 Robert Waltrip Service Corporation International Houston
$305,000 Gulf States Toyota Inc. PAC Gulf States Toyota Houston
$301,000 Clifton L. Thomas Jr. Speedy Stop Convenience Stores/Thomas Petroleum Victoria
$300,000 Moshe Azoulay Skyrise Properties, LLC Dallas
$290,000 Forrest E. Hoglund SeaOne Maritime Corp. Dallas
$289,593 Phil D Adams Phil Adams Company Bryan
$287,750 H. Ross Perot Jr. Hillwood Development Group/Dell Perot Plano
$286,400 Lowry & Peggy Mays Clear Channel Entertainment San Antonio
$285,000 Jeffery D. Hildebrand Hilcorp Energy Company Houston
$283,919 John L. & Barbara E. Nau III Silver Eagle Distributors L.P. Houston
$283,888 Dan L. Duncan Enterprise Products Partners Houston
$281,127 Robert T. Brockman Universal Computer Systems Houston
$279,000 Dian Owen Graves Stai Owen Healthcare Inc. Abilene
$275,000 J. Dan Brown Brown Distributing Co. Ltd. Austin
$275,000 Richard & Jill Salwen Dell Inc Austin
$272,653 Larry Martin USA Waste Houston
$269,000 Richard Wallrath Champion Window, Inc.; Champion Ranch Centerville
$268,500 Stanley K. Harper Lenders & Members Service Group Inc. Arlington
$268,000 Louis A. & Julie Beecherl III Beecherl Companies Dallas
$267,902 J. Robert & Sherry Brown n/a Desert Eagle Distributing Co. El Paso
$266,290 L. Frederick Francis Bank of the West El Paso
$265,000 Ray L. Hunt Hunt Consolidated, Inc. Dallas
$262,000 Texas Friends of Time Warner Cable Texas Friends of Time Warner Cable Houston
$261,652 Ned S. Holmes Parkway Investments/Texas Inc. Houston
$258,000 Erle A. & Alice Nye TXU Energy Corp. Dallas
$257,126 Drayton McLane Jr. McLane Company Inc. Temple
$255,000 BG Distribution Partners PAC BG Distribution Partners, Ltd. Houston
$253,837 HillCo PAC Hillco Partners Austin
$250,000 Charles C. Butt HEB Grocery Co. San Antonio
$250,000 National Republican Senatorial Committee Washington
$248,333 Johnny Baker Baker Managers LLC Houston
$247,401 John McStay McStay & Associates Dallas
$245,000 Peter & Edith Jones O'Donnell Jr. O'Donnell Foundation Dallas
$239,233 James R. & Cecelia Leininger Kinetic Concepts Inc. San Antonio
$238,635 Lee Roy Mitchell Cinemark USA Inc. Plano
$235,000 James C. Flores Plains Exploration & Production Co. Houston
$233,500 Texas Dental Association (DENPAC) Texas Dental Association Austin
$231,500 Mr. and Mrs. Albert D. Huddleston Hyperion Resources Inc. Dallas
$231,000 George C. 'Tim' & Karen Hixon Hixon Properties San Antonio
$229,422 Gerald Rubin Helen of Troy El Paso
$225,000 Border Health PAC (BHPAC) Border Health PAC McAllen
$221,500 William A. & Wendy J. Boothe MD Boothe Eye Care Dallas
$221,295 Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC (TLR) Texans For Lawsuit Reform Austin
$221,000 Brad & Stephanie Tucker Mustang Tractor & Equipment Co. Houston
$218,115 Bobby and Phyllis Ray Hovnanian Ent. Plano
$215,000 Texas Apartment Association PAC Texas Apartment Association San Antonio
$215,000 Sam Wyly Ranger Capital Dallas
$209,094 Vance & Geraldine 'Tincy' Miller Henry S. Miller Companies Dallas
$207,000 Morton L. Topfer Castletop Capital Management Austin
$206,000 Donald J. Carter Jr. Home Interiors & Gifts, Inc. Addison
$205,000 Hushang Ansary Stewart & Stevenson Houston
$203,375 Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson Linebarger Heard Goggan Blair Graham Pena & Samson Austin
$202,500 TXU Energy PAC TXU Energy Corp. Dallas
$201,879 James L. Huffines Jr. Huffines Auto Dealerships Dallas
$201,463 James Dondero Highland Capital Management LP Dallas
$200,000 James Schneider Dell Inc Austin
$193,682 Fulbright & Jaworski LLP Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Houston
$190,402 James Lee Ascendant Advisors, LLC Houston
$190,000 Vinson & Elkins Texas Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. Houston
$188,900 Associated General Contractors of Texas (AGC) Associated General Contractors Austin
$187,000 Joe R. & Teresa Long First State Bank Central Texas Austin
$185,500 William P. Clements Jr. SEDCO Dallas
$185,000 United Services Automobile Association Group (USAA) United Services Automobile ASN San Antonio
$184,946 Frank & Mary Yturria Yturria Ranch Brownsville
$182,720 Bobby D. and Leona Cox Bobby Cox Companies Inc. Ft. Worth
$178,419 Danny Janecka J&B Foods Flatonia
$177,300 James P. Wilson Rice Sangalis Toole & Wilson (RSTW Partners) Sugar Land
$174,926 Texas Medical Association TEXPAC Texas Medical Association Austin
$173,300 Robert D. Gillikin Cummins Southern Plains Inc. Dallas
$167,500 Bank of America PAC Bank of America Corp. Austin
$166,918 SBC Corp. SBC Austin
$165,291 Harold & Beth A. Hahn Rocky Mortgage Company El Paso
$165,211 Clayton W. & Modesta Williams Jr. Clayton Williams Energy Inc. Midland
$165,000 Mickey & Renee Long Westex Well Services Midland
$165,000 Joe Sanderson Jr. Sanderson Farms Laurel
$165,000 H. B. 'Bartell' Jr. & Mollie Zachry Jr. Zachry Construction Corp. San Antonio
$163,946 Richard W. Weekley Weekley Properties/Texans for Lawsuit Reform Houston
$161,500 W. Marvin & Barbara Rush Rush Enterprise Inc. San Antonio
$159,336 Texas Optometric PAC Texas Optometric PAC Austin
$156,000 Gerald Stool Greenway Investment Co. Dallas
$155,000 Ronald Steve Letbetter Reliant Energy Inc. Houston
$155,000 Union Pacific Fund Union Pacific Railroad Washington
$152,500 Bennett Joe Glazer Glazer's Family of Companies Dallas
$151,000 Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IMPACT) Independent Insurance Agents of Texas Austin
$150,000 Gallagher Law Firm (Gallagher Serafin Kim & Lewis) Gallagher Law Firm Houston
$150,000 Kent R. Hance Texas Tech University System Lubbock
$150,000 John Herschel McCall Armstrong McCall Beauty Supply Spicewood
$150,000 Curtis W. Mewbourne Mewbourne Oil Company Tyler
$150,000 James R. Moffett Freeport-McMoRan Inc. New Orleans
$150,000 Trevor D. Rees-Jones Chief Oil & Gas LLC Dallas
$150,000 Michael Stevens Michael Stevens Interests Inc. Houston
$148,500 Morris Foster Exxon Mobil Corporation Houston
$148,000 Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Houston
$147,925 Jerry and Glenda Kane Sam Kane Beef Processors Inc. Corpus Christi
$147,500 Chickasaw Nation Chickasaw Nation Ada
$145,150 Clayton Reaser Texas Teachers, LLC Dallas
$143,500 Texas Consumer Finance Association (TCFA) Texas Consumer Finance Association Austin
$142,115 David & Teresa Disiere Deep South Holding L.P. Southlake
$140,578 Valero PAC Valero Energy Corp San Antonio
$140,284 Republican Party of Texas Republican Party of Texas Austin
$140,000 Texas Oil & Gas PAC (TXOGA) Texas Oil & Gas Association (TXOGA) Austin
$137,067 Anne W. Marion Burnett Oil Co. Fort Worth
$136,616 R. Michael Ward Double Diamond Companies Dallas
$135,953 Nathan E. Crain Crain Information Systems Dallas
$135,000 Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co. Fort Worth
$133,333 J. Frank Miller III JPI Companies Irving
$130,230 Harlan R. & Katherine Crow Crow Holdings Dallas
$128,090 H. Gary and Diane Heavin Curves International, Inc. Gatesville
$128,000 J. O. Stewart Jr. Community Capital Corp. El Paso
$127,549 Independent Bankers Association Independent Bankers Association Austin
$127,500 Allan Polunsky Polunsky & Beitel LLP San Antonio
$126,000 William A. & Nancy F. McMinn Sterling Group Houston
$125,000 Gene Phillips Prime Income Asset Mgt Dallas
$125,000 Polunsky & Beitel LLP Polunsky & Beitel LLP San Antonio
$125,000 Texas Automobile Dealers Association (TADA) Texas Automobile Dealers Association Austin
$125,000 Michael Vollman Vignette Corp. Austin
$125,000 Charles J. Wyly Jr. Ranger Capital Dallas
$124,000 Chaz Glace Chasco Contracting Co. Round Rock
$123,700 Eugene H. Dawson Jr. Pape-Dawson Engineers Inc. San Antonio
$122,500 Vernon & Emily Reaser III Texas Teachers, LLC Houston
$120,000 Robert Stillwell BP Capital Houston
$120,000 Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association (TACPAC) Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association Austin
$119,500 Richard Sheldon Rick Sheldon Real Estate Waco
$116,500 W Jonas Holland & Knight San Antonio
$115,502 Gordon T. Graves Graves Management, Inc. Austin
$115,000 Richard Fant New Process Steel Houston
$115,000 Farmers Employee & Agent PAC Farmers Insurance Co Austin
$115,000 Julia Jones Matthews Dodge Jones Foundation Abilene
$112,500 Baker Botts Amicus Fund Baker Botts LLP Houston
$112,500 Christopher (Kit) Goldsbury Jr. Silver Ventures Inc. San Antonio
$112,300 Weldon R. Denman Denman & Company Austin
$112,228 Republican Party of Texas Victory 2002 Austin
$112,000 Mike G. Rutherford Sr. Rutherford Oil Co. Houston
$110,848 Thomas O. Hicks Hicks Muse Tate & Furst Dallas
$110,250 Toby and Melissa Neugebauer Quantum Energy Partners Lubbock
$110,000 Teamsters DRIVE Committee (IBT) International Brotherhood of Teamsters DRIVE Committee Washington
$109,500 David and Jennifer Spencer Mandelbrot Ventures Inc (prev On Board Software Inc.) San Antonio
$108,700 John Victor Lattimore Jr. Lattimore Materials McKinney
$107,688 Leslie Doggett WL Doggett LLC Houston
$107,500 Gary & Susan Farmer Heritage Title Company of Austin Inc. Austin
$107,083 Winstead P.C. Winstead PC Dallas
$106,250 S. Wil Vanloh Jr. Quantum Energy Houston
$106,000 Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP Austin
$105,000 Texas Society of Architects Committee Texas Society of Architects Austin
$104,225 Texas Hospital Association HOSPAC Texas Hospital Association Austin
$104,000 Jack A. Cardwell Petro Stopping Centers El Paso
$103,587 William F. Scott Trans-Global Solutions (TGS), Inc Nederland
$102,500 Texas Bankers Association (TBA) BankPac Texas Bankers Association Austin
$102,000 Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA) Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants Dallas
$101,000 J. Kyle Bass Hayman Advisors, LP Dallas
$101,000 Ray Davis Energy Transfer Partners Dallas
$101,000 Grande Communications PAC Grande Communications San Marcos
$100,000 ACC Capital Holdings - PAC ACC Capital Holdings Austin
$100,000 Sid Bass Bass Brothers Enterprises Fort Worth
$100,000 Glenn Collins NeoDyme Technologies College Station
$100,000 Darwin Deason Affiliated Computers Services, Inc. (ACS) Dallas
$100,000 Dlloyd Investments LTD Houston
$100,000 Mark W. Eidman Scott Douglas & McConnico LLP Austin
$100,000 Foster Friess Brandywine Financial Jackson
$100,000 Marcus Hiles Western Rim Investments Coppell
$100,000 KOCH PAC Koch Industries Washington
$100,000 Scott Kubitz EP Fitness El Paso
$100,000 John McHale Tipping Point Co. Austin
$100,000 Charles & Beth Miller Meridian Advisors Houston
$100,000 Ira Rennert Renco Group New York
$100,000 Texas Health Care Association PAC (THCA) Texas Health Care Association Austin