Former district Congressman L.F. Payne is very complementary of Perriello's hard work:
Albemarle County resident L.F. Payne ... said he is hearing from his former colleagues in Congress that Perriello has quickly gained a reputation for being "hard working, smart and doing what's in the best interest of his district."Former Congressman Virgil Goode, however, was less than complimentary, and he criticized Perriello, specifically, for his vote on the stimulus.
"He's doing quite well," Payne said. "It takes awhile to learn the ropes up there, but he's gotten involved and started performing about as quickly as I've ever seen. He's already making a name for himself. He's certainly off to a good start."
"He's not just voting party line," Payne said. "He's voting in the way that he perceives to be best for the folks back home."
The Daily Progress also offers three great slide shows of this day, capturing Tom in and between volunteering, meetings, and events.