Councilman Perry began his journey in Giddings, Texas. His father, Hays Perry owned a plumbing company where the younger Perry worked after school and during summers. After attending Giddings High School, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Building Construction from Texas A&M University in 1979. During his time at Texas A&M, Councilman Perry was a part of the Corps of Cadets in the Fight’n Texas Aggie Band. After receiving his degree, Councilman Perry began his career in the military as an Air Force Civil Engineer. He served almost 21 years and retired from Headquarters, Air Education and Training Command at Randolph Air Force Base as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2000.
Councilman Perry has more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of construction including environmental engineering and remediation where he has been responsible for directing entire programs, project management, marketing and business development organizations within industry. When he was not working on large-scale engineering and construction projects, Councilman Perry was active in his community.