The NRA is my friend and I want them to continue to be my friendGa. governor opposes NRA-backed gun law Jan 15, 2008
The actions of the Army Corps of Engineers and the Fish and Wildlife Service are not only irresponsible, they are downright dangerousGovernor declares Ga. drought disaster Oct 20, 2007
I think Ashley Smith has earned the money. She did exactly what we asked people to do. She absolutely deserves it, and we're ready to pay up nowAward given to kidnap victim in shootings Mar 16, 2005
I wouldn't suggest that, no -- I don't know if that'd be good for their healthGeorgia has high hopes for the G8 Summit Feb 23, 2004
This is not the kind of budget I wanted to proposeGeorgia governor urges tax hikes Jan 15, 2003
George Ervin "Sonny" Perdue III, (born December 20, 1946) was the 81st Governor of the U.S. state of Georgia. Upon his inauguration in January 2003, he became the first Republican governor of Georgia since Benjamin F. Conley served during Reconstruction in the 1870s.
Perdue was born in Perry, Georgia. He currently lives in Bonaire, an unincorporated area between Perry and Warner Robins. His father was a farmer and his mother was a teacher. Perdue has been known as Sonny since childhood and prefers to be called by that name (he was sworn in and signs official documents as "Sonny Perdue").
Perdue played quarterback at Warner Robins High School and was a walk-on at the University of Georgia, where he was also a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity (Beta-Lambda chapter).