Ivy, Virginia , United States
|| October 09, 1974
Oct 27, 2011 01:46pm
Caucasian - Liberal - Government Reform - Health Care Reform - Internationalist - Jobs/Industrial Growth - Pro Environment - Pro- gun - Pro-Choice - Pro-Labor - Protectionist - Single - Catholic -
|Info||Congressman Tom Perriello was sworn into office on January 6, 2009 and is proud to represent the 5th District of Virginia. |
Born and raised in the 5th district, Congressman Perriello previously served as a national security consultant, working in conflict zones such as Afghanistan, Darfur, Kosovo, and Liberia. His work with child soldiers, amputees, and local pro-democracy groups in Sierra Leone played a significant role in the peace and reconciliation process that ended the blood diamonds war in that country.
He has also founded a number of nonprofit organizations aimed at bringing together faith communities to fight for children’s health care, supporting a higher minimum wage, environmental stewardship, and responsible solutions in Iraq. Mr. Perriello was educated in Albemarle County public schools, St. Anne’s-Belfield, and has his undergraduate and law degrees from Yale University.
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