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John Perdue

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John Perdue
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West Virginia Treasurer
Incumbent
In office
1997 - Present
Term ends
2017
Years in position 17
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorLarrie Bailey (D)
Compensation
Base salary$95,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 7, 1996
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Campaign $$1,688,742
Term limitsNone
Education
High schoolScott High School
Bachelor'sWest Virginia University (1972)
Personal
BirthdayJune 22, 1950
Place of birthBoone County, West Virginia
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
John Perdue is the current Democratic Treasurer of West Virginia. He was first elected to the position in 1996. Perdue was also a Democratic candidate for Governor of West Virginia in the 2011 elections. He placed 4th out of 6 candidates in the May 14, 2011 primary, which Earl Ray Tomblin won.

Biography

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.[1]

Education

  • Scott High School
  • BA, West Virginia University (1972)

Political career

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.[1]

Elections

2012

See also: West Virginia down ballot state executive elections, 2012

Perdue ran for re-election in 2012. He was unopposed in the May 8 Democratic Primary and defeated Mike Hall (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

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.[3][4]

West Virginia Treasurer General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Perdue Incumbent 55.3% 295,996
     Republican Mike Hall 44.7% 238,850
Total Votes 534,846
Election Results West Virginia Secretary of State Election Results Center.


2011

See also: West Virginia special gubernatorial election, 2011 and West Virginia state executive official elections, 2011

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 investigated campaign contributions employees of the Treasurer's office made to Perdue's primary campaign.[5]


Gubernatorial Democratic Primary election
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party ApprovedaEarl Ray Tomblin 40.37%
     Democratic Party Jeffrey Kessler 5.30%
     Democratic Party Arnie Moltis 0.38%
     Democratic Party John D. Perdue 12.54%
     Democratic Party Natalie Tennant 17.30%
     Democratic Party Richard Thompson 24.11%
Total Votes 126,888


Issues

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

3. Education

  • 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.[6]

He also backed creating a West Virginia Energy Research Center to make up for the anticipated loss of federal funding toward energy research.

2008

On November 4, 2008, John D. Perdue won re-election to the office of West Virginia Treasurer. He ran unopposed in the general election.

West Virginia Treasurer, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn D. Perdue Incumbent 100% 520,406
Total Votes 520,406
Election Results Via: West Virginia Secretary of State

2004

On November 2, 2004, John Perdue won re-election to the office of West Virginia Treasurer. He defeated Bob Adams (R) in the general election.

West Virginia Treasurer, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Perdue Incumbent 62.9% 433,229
     Republican Bob Adams 37.1% 255,046
Total Votes 688,275
Election Results Via: West Virginia Secretary of State

2000

On November 7, 2000, John D. Perdue won re-election to the office of West Virginia Treasurer. He ran unopposed in the general election.

West Virginia Treasurer, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn D. Perdue Incumbent 100% 468,870
Total Votes 468,870
Election Results Via: West Virginia Secretary of State

Campaign donors

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.[7]

John Perdue's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 West Virginia Treasurer Won $224,007
2011 Governor of West Virginia Defeated $860,763
2010 West Virginia Treasurer Not up for election $0
2008 West Virginia Treasurer Won $220,639
2006 West Virginia Treasurer Not up for election $5,000
2004 West Virginia Treasurer Won $255,282
2000 West Virginia Treasurer Won $123,051
Grand Total Raised $1,688,742

2012

Perdue won re-election to the position of West Virginia Treasurer in 2012. During that election cycle, Perdue raised a total of $224,007.

2004-2008

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.[8] Click [show] for more information.


Polls

2012

Purdue v. Hall for State Treasurer
Poll John Purdue Mike HallUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Charleston Daily Mail by R.L. Repass & Partners
(August 22-25, 2012)
53%34%13%+/-4.9401
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 editor@ballotpedia.org

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With his wife, Robin, and their two children, Perdue lives in Kanawha County.

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Preceded by
Larrie Bailey (D)
West Virginia Treasurer
1997-present
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