Tom Perriello

Tom Perriello represents Virginia’s 5th District in the House of Representatives, serving on the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee and the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee. Prior to entering Congress in 2008, Perriello served as a national security consultant, working in conflict zones such as Afghanistan, Darfur, Kosovo, and Liberia. His work with child soldiers, amputees, and local pro-democracy groups in Sierra Leone played a significant role in the peace and reconciliation process that ended the blood diamonds war in that country. Congressman Perriello has also founded a number of nonprofit organizations aimed at bringing together faith communities to fight for children’s health care, economic fairness, environmental stewardship, and responsible solutions in Iraq.