Governor Perry Recieves 'Governor of the Year' Award For State Court Programs

Published 04/02 2014 06:49PM

Updated 04/02 2014 10:57PM

Governor, Rick Perry, image from state of Texas website
Governor, Rick Perry, image from state of Texas website
By Monica Yantosh

LUBBOCK, TX -- Governor Rick Perry was honored Wednesday by the National Association of Drug Court Professionals for his the success of the Texas specialty court programs.

The NADCP named Governor Perry 'Governor of the Year' and this is the first time they've ever given out the award. The CEO of NADCP, West Huddleston said they chose Governor Perry because of the work he put into the specialty court programs, specifically the drug courts, in Texas.

"The decision to choose Governor Perry was absolutely easy, I mean, he has done more for drug courts, more for people in need, who need treatment than any other governor in history," CEO of NADCP, West Huddleston said.

The NADCP is a non-profit organization which works on drug court programs across the country.

After receiving his award, the conversation with Governor Perry was not about the award or the drug court programs, but rather on a variety of topics, including if he will have any plans to run for president.

"I have no idea what I'm doing to be doing post-January of 2015, I'm going to be the governor of Texas, for that period of time," Governor Perry said. "That's certainly a possibility, but it's down to the future."

After being honored, Governor Perry went on to honor Texas Tech's Chancellor Kent Hance, who is preparing to move into a new role of chancellor emeritus.

"Texas Tech is really blessed, it was blessed to have a man of his caliber," Governor Perry said of Chancellor Hance.

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