Sonny Perdue

(George Ervin "Sonny" Perdue III)

Sonny Perdue
Sonny Perdue
  • Born: December 20, 1946
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician

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George Ervin "Sonny" Perdue III is an American veterinarian, businessman, and politician currently serving as the 31st United States Secretary of Agriculture since 2017. He previously served as the 81st Governor of Georgia from 2003 to 2011. He was the first Republican Governor of Georgia since Reconstruction.

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But we know that the very God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time. And sometimes we're called upon to defend both life and liberty - God's blessings to Americans, and indeed, to all of His creation. Life ;Time ;Religion & God
I believe Georgia should aspire to nothing less than greatness. And I believe greatness is within our grasp.
I call it people-to-people politics and that's what politics should be about, reaching out and helping one another and touching one another about what we're going to do. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
In the business world, lower profits reflect less demand for your product. But in government the opposite is true - demand for our services increases in hard times. Government ;Business, Commerce & Finance
My philosophy of leadership is to surround myself with good people who have ability, judgment and knowledge, but above all, a passion for service. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Leaders & Leadership
No, our greatness does not come from our government. Government
One of my great joys in life is being a pilot. There is a great sense of freedom in soaring through the sky. You get a different perspective up there. Seeing things that aren't so apparent from the ground. Life ;Freedom & Liberty
Our best teachers do more than impart facts and figures - they inspire and encourage students and instill a true desire to learn. That's a fine art in itself. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Requiring valid, photographic identification is a common sense step to ensure voter integrity and sound elections.
The South is a great driving destination for tourism - heritage, cultural and many other types of tourism.
We don't want a busybody government - a boss - that butts into our lives every chance it gets to tell us how to work, how to play, where to live and on and on. Government ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
We want a state wise in its contemplation - just in its actions - and moderate in the reach of government into our lives. Government
When you combine the men and women deployed from our military installations with activated reservists and members of the National Guard, Georgia is contributing more personnel to the theatre than any other State in our Union. Women
Yes, I'm your governor now. I'll take care of you.
You see, greatness for a state doesn't require some huge monument for all to see. It is not a journey to a particular destination - but a commitment to follow a course of constant and never-ending improvement.