David is the product of a high quality public education, having attended rural Kinta High School, followed by Eastern Oklahoma State College, where he earned an Associate's Degree. He later graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Oklahoma State University and went on to achieve his Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1983.
Public education is something the Perryman family has valued for generations, with all four of David's children graduating from OSU. David's wife, Jo, is a public school teacher. In fact, David said this upon announcing his candidacy:
"My great-grandfather's first civic duty in Oklahoma Territory was to help make certain that there was a quality public school system for all the children of the Alden community, including his own, serving on the school board and having lumber shipped by rail to Fort Cobb for school houses in southwest Caddo County."
""We must perpetuate those opportunities for our children, our grandchildren and their children," he continued. "The benefits of a public education cannot be overstated."
In the legislature, David will stand up for public education -- keeping the promises we've made to our teachers and our students. He supports maintaining the stipend for those educators who earn National Board Certification and will fight for it at the capitol.
David is also proud to support District 56′s university, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, and CareerTech centers across the area. He will fight for investments in education at all levels, common, higher, and vocational.