Texas Gov. Rick Perry helped bring many jobs to the Lone Star state. However, Monday he announced he will not seek re-election.
"I make this announcement with a deep sense of humility and appreciation for the time and the trust the people of this state has given me," Perry announced. "And knowing I will truly miss serving in this capacity because it is the greatest job in modern politics."
Perry told supporters he believes he and his staff have helped make Texas the strongest state in the nation.
"It is my hope that tomorrow's leaders build on our legacy of opportunity so Texans born into any circumstance can have a chance to experience the great American dream. Thank you for the privilege. God Bless you and God Bless Texas," he said.
Perry did not mention another run for the presidency or anything else about his future plans.
Perry will serve out his term through January 2015, stressing he will continue "working hard to do what's best for Texas."