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Tom Perriello

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Tom Perriello
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U.S. House, Virginia, District 5
Former member
In office
January 3, 2009 – January 3, 2011
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2010
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sYale University
J.D.Yale Law School
BirthdayOctober 9, 1974
Place of birthIvy, Virginia
ReligionRoman Catholic

Tom Perriello was a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing the 5th district of Virginia.[1]

He was succeeded by Robert Hurt.



See also: Virginia gubernatorial election, 2013

On November 28, 2012, The Huffington Post reported that Perriello was considering a run for Governor of Virginia in 2013. If he had pursued the bid, Perriello would have likely faced confirmed candidate Terry McAuliffe in the Democratic primary election.[2] The following week, however, Perriello announced he was not going to compete against McAuliffe, whom he endorses for the Democratic nomination. The presumptive GOP nominee is attorney general Ken Cuccinelli.[3]


Perriello faced Republican Robert Hurt when he ran for re-election on November 2, 2010. Hurt won the race for the 5th district seat, with 50% of the vote over Perriello's 47.0%.[4]

Voting record

Frequency of Voting with Democratic Leadership

According to a July 2010 analysis of 1,357 votes cast from January 1, 2009 to June 16, 2010, Perriello has voted with the House Democratic leadership 89.1% of the time.[5] That same analysis reported that he also voted with party leadership 91.3% of the time in 2010.

Washington Post Analysis

A separate analysis from The Washington Post, concluded that he votes 90% of the time with a majority of Democrats in the House of Representatives.[6]

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