Former Georgia senator David Perdue recently announced plans to run for Georgia governor and people have spotted his name is similar to another former governor. Is David Perdue related to Sonny Perdue?
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Are David Perdue and Sonny Perdue related?
David Perdue, the former US senator from Georgia, announced plans to run for governor in a Republican primary against the state’s incumbent governor, Brian Kemp, as reported by The New York Times.
Ever since Perdue entered the political spotlight, individuals have noticed a similarity to his surname and many wonder whether he could be related to Sonny Perdue…
Yes. David Perdue and former Georgia governor and US agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue are reportedly first cousins.
Who is the former Georgia governor?
American veterinarian, businessman and politician George Ervin “Sonny” Perdue III served as the 31st United States Secretary of Agriculture from 2017 to 2021.
Born on 20 December 1946 in Perry, Georgia, Perdue is 74 years old.
Sonny Perdue spoke in support of his cousin, who was a senator at the time, during a campaign rally at Peachtree-Dekalb airport in Georgia on 14 December 2020.
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Georgia’s Perdue family
In terms of immediate family, David Perdue is married to Bonnie Perdue with whom he shares two sons, Blake Perdue and David Perdue III. The GA governor hopeful also has three grandchildren.