Rick Perry

U.S. Secretary of Energy; former Governor of Texas

Rick Perry has faith that free-market capitalism will spur the innovation needed in order to tackle our energy demand in the U.S. Under the governor's guidance, Texas has become a business-friendly home for every type of energy development, including natural gas, nuclear, solar, hydro-electric and wind power. This has led to over two million new jobs in the state since 2004.

Prior to becoming governor, Perry served as Agriculture Commissioner and Lieutenant Governor of Texas. He is the author of Fed Up! Our Fight to Save America from Washington.