Tom Perriello is an American attorney, diplomat, and politician. As of November 2018, Perriello is the executive director for U.S. Programs at the Open Society Foundations.
Perriello ran for Virginia's 5th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives in 2008. He narrowly defeated six-term Republican incumbent Virgil H. Goode, Jr. by 727 votes out of over 317,000 cast. At the time he served, the district included much of Southside Virginia and stretched north to Charlottesville. Perriello was defeated in the 2010 election by Republican State Senator Robert Hurt.
In February 2014, Perriello was appointed United States Special Representative for the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, serving until July 2015. From July 2015 to December 2016, he was Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo, succeeding former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold.Perriello ran for the Democratic nomination in the 2017 Virginia gubernatorial election, but lost to Ralph Northam.
Supported by Council for a Livable World
The Council for a Livable World, founded in 1962 by long-time socialist activist and alleged Soviet agent, Leo Szilard, is a non-profit advocacy organization that seeks to "reduce the danger of nuclear weapons and increase national security", primarily through supporting progressive, congressional candidates who support their policies. The Council supported Tom Perriello in his successful 2008 House of Representatives run as candidate for Virginia.
The Council also supported Perriello in his 2010 Congressional election campaign.
J Street endorsement
The Populist Caucus was founded on February 11, 2009 in the United States House of Representatives by Democrat Bruce Braley of Iowa. The caucus originally included 26 other Democrats in the House, including Tom Perriello.
America's Future Now Conferences
Tom Perriello was on the list of speakers at the 2009 America's Future Now conference, which was organized by the Institute for Policy Studies, and Democratic Socialists of America dominated Campaign for America's Future.
Indivisible Civics Board members
Indivisible Civics Board members, 2018:
- David Slifka
- Meighan Stone - board president
- Tom Perriello
- Heather McGhee
- Marielena Hincapie
- Christie George
- Indivar Dutta-Gupta
- Bill Dempsey
Yasmine Taeb September 28, 2017:
I was so happy to co-host a fundraiser for my friend Kimberly Anne Tucker for Delegate last night alongside Del. Rip Sullivan and Tom Perriello. Kimberly is an amazing HoD candidate in the 81st District. Please learn more about her campaign (kimberlyannetucker.com) and consider making a contribution here: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/kimberlyannetucker — with Kimberly Anne Tucker and Rip Sullivan.