|West Virginia Treasurer|
|1997 - Present|
|Years in position||16|
|Predecessor||Larrie Bailey (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 7, 1996|
|Next election||November 8, 2016|
|High school||Scott High School|
|Bachelor's||West Virginia University (1972)|
|Birthday||June 22, 1950|
|Place of birth||Boone County, West Virginia|
Perdue is a native of Boone County and a graduate of both Scott High School and West Virginia University. He has been West Virginia's Treasurer since 1997; prior to his election in 1996, he served as an aide to Governor Gaston Caperton.
- Scott High School
- BA, West Virginia University (1972)
West Virginia Treasurer (1996 - Present)
Perdue was first elected to the statewide office in 1996 and won re-election in three subsequent elections. As treasurer, Perdue manages more than $13 billion in state funds every year. He oversees the Board of Treasury Investment, West Virginia's 457 Deferred Compensation Plan, Unclaimed Property, and the SMART 529 College Education Savings Plan.
In the past, he has served as president of the National Association of State Treasurers and the Northeast Region of the National Association of State Treasurers. He is also a former president of the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators and a former board member of the College Savings Plan Network.
2012: West Virginia Treasurer
An investigation launched in late 2011 by the U.S. Attorney's Office into his campaign contributions during his 2011 bid for governor was thought to be a possible hurdle during his re-election campaign, but did not end up costing him the election.
Early on, Republican Delegate Eric Nelson was said to be giving "serious thought" to a joining the race. On the other side of the aisle, Delegate Douglas Reynolds (D) was purported to be waiting to see whether or not Perdue dropped out of the race. State Senator Walt Helmick also considered challenging Perdue, though he ended up filing for the office of agriculture commissioner that was vacated by Gus Douglass.
|West Virginia Treasurer General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||John Perdue Incumbent||55.3%||295,996|
|Election Results West Virginia Secretary of State Election Results Center.|
2011: Governor of West Virginia
West Virginia was not scheduled to hold a gubernatorial election until 2012. However, elected Democrat Joe Manchin gave up the seat to join the U.S. Senate in the 2010 midterms. Senate President Earl Ray Tomblin, also a Democrat, took over the office as West Virginia does not have a lieutenant governor.
In the May 14, 2011 primary for the Democratic nomination in the special election, Perdue placed 4th, with 12.54% of the vote. Earl Ray Tomblin won the Democratic nomination and went on to win the general election in October.
The U.S. Attorney's Office is looking into campaign contributions employees of the Treasurer's office made to Perdue's primary campaign.
|2011 Race for Governor - Democratic Primary|
|Jeffrey V. Kessler||5.30%|
|John D. Perdue||12.54%|
|Natalie E. Tenant||17.30%|
|Richard "Rick" Thompson||24.11%|
|Earl Ray Tomblin||40.37%|
Perdue's gubernatorial campaign centered on the "Perdue Plan," which was built around three areas:
1. Job Creation and the Economy
- creating a "Small Business Bank" with $50 million in seed money
- investing in new technology
- working with vocational and technical colleges
2. Freezing and Rolling Back Utility Increases
- a one-year moratorium on rates
- growing the Public Service Commission from three commissioners to five
- backing legislation to cap the profits power companies may legally make
- establishing the West Virginia Teachers Corps
- setting up statewide virtual classrooms to cover gaps in teacher expertise
- continuing the SMART529 plan he began as Treasurer
Additionally, Perdue proposed returning a portion of Marcellus Shale revenue to taxpayers, through both direct dividend payments and through earmaking portions of the sale revenue for infrastructure projects and debt repayment.
He also backed creating a West Virginia Energy Research Center to make up for the anticipated loss of federal funding toward energy research.
Comprehensive donor information for Perdue is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Perdue raised a total of $1,688,742 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 7, 2013.
Perdue won re-election to the position of West Virginia Treasurer in 2012. During that election cycle, Perdue raised a total of $224,007.
|West Virginia Treasurer 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to John Perdue's campaign in 2012|
|Marvin W. Masters||$2,000|
|Arden J. Curry||$2,000|
|Stephen G. Perdue||$2,000|
|Thomas A. Heywood||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$224,007|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of John Perdue's donors each year. Click [show] for more information.
|John Perdue's Campaign Contributions|
West Virginia Treasurer
West Virginia Treasurer
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||n/a||$750|
|Top 5 contributors||West Virginia Building & Construction Trades Council||$2,000||American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees||$2,000|
|West Virginia Federation of Teachers||$2,000||West Virginia Federation of Teachers||$2,000|
|West Virginia Laborers District Council||$2,000||Steven White and Thomas Maroney||$2,000 each|
|Joseph Pettey||$2,000||Mr. & Mrs. Roger & Debra Taylor||$2,000|
|ING Group and 15 individual donors||$1,000 each||Mr. & Mrs. Larry Frisby|
|Purdue v. Hall for State Treasurer|
|Response||Charleston Daily Mail by R.L. Repass & Partners|
(August 22-25, 2012)
|Margin of error||+/-4.9||4.9%|
|Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org|
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- WV Treasurer's auction has $14K ring for sale - State Journal
- West Virginia files 69 unclaimed property suits - LifeHealthPro
- Women and Money Conference set for this week - Charleston Gazette
- Charleston Women Get Financial Advice - WCHS-TV8
- DHHR Secretary Rocco Fucillo looks ahead, forward - State Journal
- WV sesquicentennial celebration schedule released - State Journal
- Diamond ring the top item in W.Va. state auction - WVVA TV
- WV DOH replacing bridge spanning Bluestone Lake - State Journal
- "When I Grow Up" Essay Contest Winners - Whag - WHAG
- Perdue visits, dances with Tuscarora Elem. students - Martinsburg Journal
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With his wife, Robin, and their two children, Perdue lives in Kanawha County.
- December 15, 2011: West Virginia Treasurer under federal investigation, may draw challengers in 2012 election
- West Virginia Treasurer
- West Virginia state executive official elections, 2012
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- West Virginia state executive official elections, 2011
- West Virginia special gubernatorial election, 2011
- West Virginia Treasury
- Perdue's official biography
- Perdue for Treasurer campaign site
- Perdue for West Virginia Governor campaign site
- Project Vote Smart biographical profile
- Campaign donors: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2000
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 '"West Virginia Treasury, "Meet John Perdue," accessed December 29, 2011
- ↑ West Virginia Secretary of State "Election Results" Accessed November 6, 2012
- ↑ Daily Mail, "Potential candidates considering run for state treasurer's office," December 1, 2011
- ↑ West Virginia Gazette, "Phil Kabler: Perdue's troubles may draw candidates," November 19, 2011
- ↑ West Virginia Watchdog, "Investigation into West Virginia state treasurer John Perdue continues," November 18, 2011
- ↑ The Register-Herald, "Gubernatorial candidate profiles: Democrat John Perdue", April 28, 2011
- ↑ Follow the Money, " Career fundraising for John Perdue," accessed May 7, 2013
- ↑ Follow the Money.org
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