Bonnie Dunn Perdue is the wife of Republican David Perdue, who’s running against Democrat Michelle Nunn in the closely watched U.S. Senate race in Georgia.
Here’s what you need to know about Bonnie:
1. Bonnie & David Met in 1st Grade & Have Been Married Since 1972
After graduating from Georgia Tech, David Perdue married Bonnie, who both met in the first grade and have been married for 42 years. The couple have two children: David A. Perdue III and Blake R. Perdue, and three grandchildren named Hudson, David IV and Jack.
2. Bonnie & David Are Both From Georgia
Bonnie and David Perdue are from Georgia and grew up in Warner Robins, where Bonnie graduated from Northside High School, according to her Facebook page. They both attend Wesley United Methodist Church in St. Simons, Georgia.
3. Bonnie is Heavily Involved in Her Husband’s Campaign
Bonnie has shown a strong presence and involvement in helping with Perdue’s campaign. She also shows a very informed stance on her husband’s campaigning points, as shown in a public speech.
4. Bonnie Is a Former High School Teacher
Bonnie is a former public school teacher who taught in Gwinnett County. She stated her husband was not originally interested in politics and that he believes that we need to leave our children and grandchildren a better America, than what there is now.
5. David Perdue Is in a Tight Race Against Michelle Nunn
David Perdue is the Republican candidate running for senate against Democrat Michelle Nunn. Perdue believes in human life begins at conception, free enterprise is the key to national prosperity, believes medical marijuana should be left to the states and opposes same-sex marriage.
Perdue has held a slight lead in the polls for most of the campaign, but the race is likely to go to a runoff — a scenario that could benefit Nunn.