Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry has joined the board of a stem cell company where he underwent experimental back surgery before running for president in 2011 — a procedure that didn’t calm the chronic pain that he later blamed for his “oops” moment and other infamous gaffes that sunk his once-promising campaign.
Houston-based biotechnology company Celltex Therapeutics Corp. said Perry had joined its board effective back in May. The appointment was announced again Thursday after an initial announcement earlier this year. Perry receives a salary from Celltex as do other board members, but the company declined to say how much it is.
Source: Perry joins board of firm where he had stem cell surgery THE WICHITA EAGLE