Created: Fri, 04 Oct 2013 11:38:00 EST
Updated: Fri, 04 Oct 2013 11:42:21 EST
Former Georgia Governor and Houston County native Sonny Perdue visited Lake Joy Primary School Thursday morning.
The former governor and first lady spoke to second graders about the importance of citizenship, staying in school and graduating.
"But I wanted them to see these offices that are comprised of citizens just them, their moms, and dads.
And our country works best in a democracy and in a republic where we all engage, we vote, and we elect." -- Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue
Perdue said it's important for him to stay accessible. Sonny perdue was born in perry, he and his wife reside in bonaire.