Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Appomattox News Interviews Rep. Perriello

Rep. Perriello, when in district, is going from locality to locality holding "Tom in your Town," where local constituents can have one-on-one time to talk with Tom. The Appomattox News caught up with Tom a couple days ago and interviewed Tom during one of these events. Here he answers questions on the purpose and functionality of these events, his legislative accomplishments, and potential challengers. Tom offered this response on his long work hours:
A typical day is probably from about 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m., but no two days are the same. This weekend I was meeting with veteran groups in Bedford and Halifax and Albemarle County and I was meeting with displaced workers in Danville. Where there’s a place I can be helpful, I try to get there.

But we also have the same work ethic with my staff. In our district work week a few weeks ago we covered over 10,000 miles as a staff in one week in the district. There’s a very deep sense on our team that we’re blessed to have jobs and that we’re blessed to have the chance to spend our days trying to help protect other peoples’ jobs. That gets you up in the morning and keeps you up at night.

That's working a double-shift. Earlier today, I posted on what an "average" day looks like for him.

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