David Alfred Perdue Jr. is a Republican Party member and a candidate for the 2022 Governor of Georgia elections. Perdue has previously served from 2015 to 2021 as United States Senator from Georgia.
Apart from politics, Perdue is a business executive too. Perdue served as a management consultant, senior vice president, and finally CEO for Reebok. He worked at high positions in many companies like PillowTex.
In 2014, Perdue won his first seat as a US Senator against Michelle Nunn. Later, when he ran for reelection in 2020, both the candidates received less than 50% votes. This led to a runoff election between Perdue and Jon Ossoff. Currently, Perdue is running for the 2022 Georgia Gubernatorial election.
David Perdue net worth
David Perdue’s net worth is estimated to be $15 million approximately. At the 2020 runoff elections, Perdue was among those having the highest net worth.
In February 2018, Perdue’s net worth was $15.8 million.
David Perdue Family
David Perdue got married to Bonnie Dunn in August 1972. Perdue resides in Sea Island, Georgia, with his wife and children.
Dunn and Perdue’s daughter died in her infancy. They are now parents to two Sons named David A Perdue III and Blake Perdue.
Also, Perdue has three grandchildren.
David Perdue Political Career
Perdue, in the 2014 US Senate election campaign, shared his business experience. He said, “We added about 2,200 stores, created almost 20,000 jobs and doubled the value of that company in a brief period. Not because of me, but because we listened to our customers and employees.”
Perdue’s campaign faced heavy penalties. The campaign paid a fine of $30,000.
David Perdue mocked Kamala Harris, the Democratic Party’s Vice President. He repeatedly mispronounced her name during an event. The journalists at the event were aware that Perdue knew how to pronounce Kamala Harris’ name. On this, Perdue’s spokesman said, “Senator Perdue mispronounced Senator Harris’s name, and he didn’t mean anything by it.
A close ally of Trump
Being a Republican Party member, Perdue is Trump’s close ally in the Senate. Firstly, he publicized Trump’s tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum. It was the only public criticism by David Perdue of Trump’s policy. Anyhow, he supported after that.
Later he went to a meeting at the white house on January 11, 2018. It is claimed that Trump called Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries “shithole nations.”
Also, it is claimed that Trump said that the United States should not take immigrants from these countries.