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Lee will be appointed to Teacher Retirement System board
James Lee, a generous Republican donor and a pioneer of the mid-1990s boom in day trading, will be the next appointee to the nine-member board that oversees the $96 billion pension fund for Texas public school employees.
Gov. Rick Perry's office said today it is in "the final stages" of announcing Lee's appointment.
Lee, 39, is a private investor in Houston and a member of several corporate boards, including IncrediMail Ltd., a publicly traded e-mail software and services firm based in Tel Aviv, Israel. He also is the treasurer of the Houston-based Maverick Political Action Committee, which describes itself as a group of "under-45-year-old Bush activists" that supports Republican candidates.
Here's a story on the Mavericks from last August in the AAS, Bush Mavericks back Perry
Young Texas Republicans who gathered more than $2 million for President Bush's re-election last year intend to flex their fundraising muscles in state politics, starting today with an endorsement expected to yield $200,000 or more for Gov. Rick Perry's 2006 re-election campaign.
Here's a list of the founders, see if there is anyone you recognize:
Founding board membersHere's
Bryan Pickens, chairman, Dallas investor
Jim Lee, treasurer, Houston investor
Paul Dickerson, general counsel, Houston, federal appointee, U.S. Department of Commerce
Nate Crain, secretary, Dallas investor, chairman of the Dallas County Republicans
Ben Bentzin, Austin, investor
Ted Cruz, Austin, lawyer with attorney general's office
Jim Grace, Houston, lawyer
Lisa Helfman, Houston, consultant
Meredith Iler, Houston, political consultant
Steve Payne, Houston, consultant
Chad Sweet, Houston, investment manager
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