David Perdue Wiki – Biography
David Perdue is an American businessman and politician serving as the senior United States Senator for Georgia since 2015. A Republican, he is a first cousin of United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, a former governor of Georgia. He became Georgia’s senior senator after Johnny Isakson resigned on December 31, 2019.
David Perdue was the elected Democratic superintendent of schools for Houston County, Georgia, for twenty years, from 1960 to 1980, where he oversaw the desegregation of the school system during his tenure.
Perdue was raised in Warner Robins, Georgia, and graduated from Northside High School in 1968. He left Warner Robins to start school at the United States Air Force Academy on June 23, 1968, after receiving an appointment from Congressman Jack Brinkley of Georgia.
Perdue did not finish at the Air Force Academy, but went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering (1972) and a master’s degree in operations research (1975), both from Georgia Tech.
David Perdue Age
David Perdue is 70-years-old.
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Family & Siblings
David Perdue was born in Macon, Georgia, the son of David Alfred Perdue Sr., and the former Gervaise Wynn, both schoolteachers.
Perdue’s business career began with more than a decade as a management consultant at Kurt Salmon Associates. He later became vice president at Sara Lee Corporation, senior vice president of operations for Haggar Clothing, and president and CEO of Reebok. After a short stint at Pillowtex, Perdue became CEO of Dollar General. He later became a senior consultant at Gujarat Heavy Chemicals Ltd. (GHCL). In 2010, Perdue was appointed to the Georgia Ports Authority. In 2011, he formed Perdue Partners, an Atlanta-based global trading firm, with Sonny Perdue. Perdue ran for U.S. Senate in 2014. After winning the Republican primary, he defeated Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn in the general election. Perdue is running for reelection in 2020. He has supported eliminating the Environmental Protection Agency and repealing the Affordable Care Act. Perdue is in favor of adding a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution and opposes same-sex marriage.
Wife & Children
Perdue married Bonnie Dunn in August 1972. The couple lives in Sea Island, Georgia. The couple had a daughter who died in infancy and have two sons, David A. Perdue III and Blake Perdue, and three grandchildren. David Perdue Jr. is the first cousin of former Georgia governor and current United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.
Accused Of Racism For Mocking Kamala Harris’s Name
David Perdue, who is running for re-election in Georgia, mocked the vice president nominee’s name at a Trump rally in the state. His Democrat opponent, Jon Ossoff, shared a video of the incident, commenting “we are so much better than this”.
My opponent, GOP Sen. David Perdue of anti-Semitic attack ad infamy, just mocked Sen. Harris' name as "Kamala-mala-mala-whatever" at a Trump rally.
We are so much better than this. pic.twitter.com/9AvoQK4RdN
— Jon Ossoff (@ossoff) October 16, 2020
He also referred to an antisemitic ad Perdue’s campaign team published on Facebook in which Ossoff’s nose was digitally enlarged. (Perdue pulled the ad and blamed an “outside vendor” for the “unintentional error” after it sparked a backlash.)
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Ossoff raised $2m after his tweet went viral.
#MyNameIs Ilham, I prefer Ilhan. I never liked the M sound 😜. It means “Inspiration” in Arabic. My father named me Ilham and inspired me to lead a life of service to others.
In his honor I am voting for an inspirational ticket over desperate and maddening one. https://t.co/jSiatHsj2X
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) October 17, 2020
His offensive comment, made while introducing the president, completely backfired, resulting in a boost for Democrat funding and support.