In 1984, Perry was elected to the Texas House of Representatives as a Democrat from district 64, which included his home county of Haskell. He served on the House Appropriations and Calendars committees during his three two-year terms in office. He befriended fellow freshman state representative Lena Guerrero of Austin, a staunch liberal Democrat who endorsed Perry's reelection bid in 2006 Perry supported Al Gore in the 1988 Democratic presidential primaries and chaired the Gore campaign in Texas Rick Perry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Whats the republicans answer to the oh-so-liberal and so-very-socialist Obama? Get someone more liberal and socialist, stamp conservative on his forehead and send him right on down to the primaries. Hes a donkey in an elephant costume! Happy Halloween.