Representative Charles Perry (R), candidate in the special election currently underway for the State Senate District 28 seat, visited with Chad on The Chad Hasty Show on Wednesday.

Perry talked about the future of education in the state regarding funding & budget issues, community colleges, school choice and vouchers, expansion of Medicaid and campus carry legislation.

Questioned about the amount of money required in the state education system, Perry responded,

I think that we probably have venues inside of our education system that can be modified and tweaked to get better results with the same dollars. We will fund the growth. We are constantly adding people into the system, so the growth needs to be funded."

On campus carry, Perry said,

I think campus carry gets passed this time. It got through last time over to the senate and died although be it a watered-down version, very very different that the original proposal as presented. But I think you've got enough momentum in both house and senate to see that move to the forefront, and I think you have a governor willing to support it and sign it if it gets there."

Perry continued with what he expects will be some details as to who will be allowed to carry and at what institutions.

Five other candidates are running for the SD-28 seat. They are: Greg Wortham (D), Jodey Arrington (R), E.M. Garza (R), Delwin Jones (R), and Kerry Douglas McKennon (L). Early voting is underway, with election day taking place on September 09, 2014.

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