CHAPTER 24: THE TEXAS EXECUTIVE BRANCH. Current Texas Governor. Rick Perry (a Republican), was sworn in as Texas’ 47th governor on December 21, 2000. He was elected to a four-year term on November 5, 2002. Formal/Informal Qualifications for Becoming Governor. Formal: 30 years of age
THE TEXAS EXECUTIVE BRANCH
The Organization of the Federal Government
Administration of the laws in a neutral fashion
The separation of politics and administration
Texas attempted to depoliticize the bureaucracy by establishing the independent board and commission system.