Blunt married Abigail Perlman, a lobbyist for Kraft Foods and Philip Morris, in 2003. In April 2006, he and Perlman adopted Charlie Blunt, an 18-month-old boy from Russia. The family lives in Washington, D.C., and also own a condo in Springfield, Missouri. Roy Blunt has six grandchildren.
The-sun.com DA: 15 PA: 50 MOZ Rank: 70. Perlman is a lobbyist for Kraft Foods and Altria Group, the parent company of cigarette maker Philip Morris. She married Blunt in October 2003, and adopted a son, Charlie, together in 2006. At the time of his adoption, Charlie was an 18-month-old from Russia.
Mar 28, 2013 · Blunt’s wife, Abigail Perlman, is the in-house lobbyist for Kraft Foods, who donated heavily to battle against mandatory labeling of GMOs. Before this, when the good Baptist Blunt divorced his wife of 30+ years to marry Perlman, she lobbied for Altria/Phillip Morris, where Blunt’s son Andy was also a lobbyist.
Facts about Abigail Perlman Blunt- Senator Roy Blunt's wife. Allstarbio.com DA: 14 PA: 23 MOZ Rank: 37. Abigail Perlman Blunt is a lobbyist for Altria Group; It is one of the world’s largest producers and marketers for tobacco and related products that produce Marlboro cigarettes, John Middleton, Inc, UST Inc, and many other such companies
Aug 08, 2010 · When Roy Blunt married the former Abigail Perlman, a lobbyist for Kraft Foods, the two adopted Charlie from Russia. Blunt’s political acumen was built early in his career.
Blunt married Abigail Perlman, a lobbyist for Kraft Foods   and Philip Morris,  in 2003.  In April 2006, he and Perlman adopted Charlie Blunt, an 18-month-old boy from Russia.   The family lives in Washington D.C. Blunt owns a condo in Springfield, Missouri.  Roy Blunt has six grandchildren.  He is a practicing ...
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Blunt was born on January 10, 1950, in Niangua, Missouri, the son of Neva Dora (née Letterman) and Leroy Blunt, a politician. He earned a B.A. degree in history in 1970 from Southwest Baptist University. During his time in college, he received three draft deferments from the Vietnam War. Two years later, he earned a master's degree in history from Southwest Missouri State University. Blunt was a high school history teacher at Marshfield High School from 1970 to 1972, and later taught at Southwest Baptist University and as a member of the adjunct faculty at Drury University. He went on to serve as president of Southwest Baptist University, his alma mater, from 1993 to 1996.
Greene county clerk
Blunt entered politics in 1973, when he was appointed county clerk and chief election official of Greene County, Missouri. He was subsequently elected to the position three times and served a total of 12 years.
1980 lieutenant gubernatorial election
In 1980 incumbent Republican Lieutenant Governor Bill Phelps ran for governor. Blunt, the Greene County Clerk, decided to run for the open seat and won the Republican primary, but lost the general election to State Representative Ken Rothman56%–44%.
Secretary of State
In 1984, after incumbent Democratic Missouri Secretary of State James Kirkpatrick decided to retire, Blunt ran for the position and won the Republican primary with 79% of the vote. In the general election, he defeated Democratic State Representative Gary D. Sharpe 54%–46%.He became the first Republican to hold the post in 50 years. In 1988, he won reelection against Democrat James Askew 61%–38%.
In 1996 Blunt decided to run for the United States House of Representatives after incumbent U.S. Representative Mel Hancock honored his pledge to serve only four terms. Blunt ran in Missouri's 7th congressional district, the state's most conservative district, in the Ozark Mountains in the southwest. Blunt's political action committee is the Rely on Your Beliefs Fund. On August 6, 1996, he won the Republican primary, defeating Gary Nodler 56%–44%.In the general election, he defeated Democrat...
EducationBlunt voted in favor of school prayer and supported the No Child Left Behind Act. He voted in favor of school vouchers within the District of Columbia but against broader legislation allowing states to use federal money to issue vouchers for private or religious schools. He received a 17% rating from the National Education Association in 2003. Fiscal issuesBlunt received a 97% rating from the United States Chamber of Commerce. He supported efforts to overhaul U.S. bankruptcy laws, re...
After only one term, Blunt was appointed Chief Deputy Whip, the highest appointed position in the House Republican Caucus. In that capacity, he served as the Republicans' chief vote-counter. In 2002, when Dick Armey retired and fellow Texan Tom DeLaywas elected to succeed him, Blunt was elected to succeed DeLay as House Majority Whip. Blunt served as Majority Leader on an acting basis starting in September 2005, after DeLay was indicted on felony charges involving campaign finance. On January...
See main article: 2010 United States Senate election in Missouri. On February 19, 2009, Blunt announced he would seek the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate election for the seat being vacated by incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Kit Bond. He successfully ran against Democratic nominee Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, Constitution Party nominee Jerry Beck, Libertarian nominee Jonathan Dine, and write-in candidates Mark S. Memoly, Frazier Miller, Jeff Wirick and Richie L. Wolfe.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Blunt "has one of the Senate's most conservative voting records, yet he generally avoids the confrontational, firebrand style" and during his tenure in the U.S. Senate "Blunt's most significant legislative accomplishments all had Democrat co-sponsors." The Lugar Center and Georgetown's McCourt School of Public Policy's Bipartisan Index ranked Blunt the 11th most bipartisan senator in the first session of the 115th United States Congress. Blunt was at...
See main article: 2016 United States Senate election in Missouri. Blunt ran for re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2016.He won the Republican primary with 73% of the vote and faced Democrat Jason Kander in the November 2016 general electionon November 8, 2016. Blunt won with 49.2% of the vote to Kander's 46.4%.
Blunt has been married twice. He married Roseann Ray in May 1967, and had three children with her: Matt, the former governor of Missouri, Amy Blunt Mosby and Andrew Blunt.All three children are corporate lobbyists. Blunt married Abigail Perlman, a lobbyist for Kraft Foods and Philip Morris, in 2003. In April 2006, he and Perlman adopted Charlie Blunt, an 18-month-old boy from Russia. The family lives in Washington, D.C., and also own a condo in Springfield, Missouri. Roy Blunt has six grandchildren. He is a practicing Southern Baptist.
For 2020, Blunt received a score of 74 from the American Conservative Union. He has a lifetime rating of 85.Web site: Representative Roy Blunt (R-Missouri, 7th). LegiStorm. 2014-08-20.News: Senate Republicans Elect Thune, Barrasso and Blunt to Top Posts. Laura. Litvan. December 13, 2011 . bloomberg.com. September 17, 2016.Web site: Bolton . Alexander . McConnell reelected as leader, Thune promoted to whip . The Hill . November 17, 2018.Web site: Blunt Announcement on 2022 Election. www.youtube.com.
Jan 10, 2006 · Roy Blunt also wrote at least three letters helpful to Abramoff’s clients while collecting money from them.Blunt’s wife, Abigail Perlman, and a second son, Andrew, lobby for many of the same companies that donate to the lawmaker’s political efforts.Larry Sabato, a University of Virginia political scientist and author, said Blunt’s name doesn’t have the same nationwide recognition as DeLay’s, and “his one chance of success is to undergo an amazing transformation into a reformer ...
Jun 22, 2009 · Blunt, 59, and his wife, Kraft Foods lobbyist Abigail Perlman Blunt, each earn a salary to complement the $36,187 in retirement income Roy Blunt collected from his time in Missouri state government.
Jan 30, 2006 · Roy Blunt's wife, Abigail Perlman, is a federal lobbyist for Altria Group. Burlington Northern Santa Fe gave $50,000, and UPS contributed $31,200. Perlman is not the mother of Andy and Matt Blunt.