David Perdue

United States Senator from Georgia

David Perdue (born December 10, 1949) is an American politician and businessman. He was the United States Senator from Georgia from January 3, 2015 until January 3, 2021. He is a member of the U.S. Republican Party.[1]

David Perdue
David Perdue, Official Portrait, 114th Congress.jpg
United States Senator
from Georgia
In office
January 3, 2015 – January 3, 2021
Preceded bySaxby Chambliss
Succeeded byJon Ossoff
Personal details
Born (1949-12-10) December 10, 1949 (age 72)
Macon, Georgia
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Bonnie Dunn Perdue
Children2
ResidenceSea Island, Georgia
Alma materGeorgia Institute of Technology
OccupationBusinessman
WebsiteSenate website
Campaign website

Perdue was born on December 10, 1949 in Macon, Georgia. The Perdue family had been wealthy in Georgia for some time, owning land and slaves during the 19th century.[2] David Perdue graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is married to Bonnie Dunn Perdue, and they have two children. His cousin Sonny Perdue is the United States Secretary of Agriculture.

He ran for re-election in 2020 against Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff. As neither candidate received more than 50% of the vote in the November 3 election, they face each other on the January 5, 2021 runoff election where Perdue lost to Ossoff.[3]

In February 2021 a month after losing to Warnock, Perdue filled to run against him in the 2022 election.[4] However, a week later he announced that he would not run for the senate.[5] In December 2021, he announced that he would run for Governor of Georgia, running against Governor Brian Kemp for the Republican nomination.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Perdue, David". Office of Art and Archives and Office of the Historian, The United States Congress. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  2. Wynn-Perdue, Gervaise (1984). James A. Perdue and descendants, 1822-1984. Warner Robins, Georgia: G. Wynn-Perdue. pp. 458–461. ISBN 978-0-9613474-0-6.
  3. Niesse, Mark; Bluestein, Greg (November 9, 2020). "Citing no evidence, Georgia's U.S. senators demand elections head resign". ajc. Archived from the original on 2020-12-20. Retrieved November 9, 2020.
  4. Saul, Stephanie (2021-02-16). "David Perdue Files to Run Against Raphael Warnock for Georgia Senate Seat". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-02-16.
  5. "David Perdue won't be running for Senate, after all". WRDW-TV. February 23, 2021. Retrieved February 23, 2021.
  6. "David Perdue officially announces run for governor in Georgia, setting up primary challenge to Brian Kemp". CNN. December 6, 2021.

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