State Treasurer John D. Perdue Files for
Re-election; Seeking Fifth Term as Treasurer
Charleston, WV – State Treasurer John Perdue today filed the necessary paperwork in the Secretary of State's Office to run for re-election. First elected in 1996, Perdue is seeking his fifth term as State Treasurer.
"I am proof that working hard and getting a good education can open up opportunities that you never dreamed possible," said Perdue. "I have been honored to serve as State Treasurer for the past fifteen years and I look forward to continuing the many successful programs we have started in the Treasurer's Office."
Since taking office, Perdue has led the Treasurer's Office through significant changes and progress:
- He established the highly successful SMART529 College Savings Program, which currently has more than 100,000 account holders and over a billion dollars in investments;
- His office has become a national leader by returning more than $100 million in Unclaimed Property to West Virginia residents;
- He established financial education programs for students and adults so that they can learn the best ways to protect their money;
- His efforts to modernize the State Treasurer's office has reduced the number of printed checks the state issues from five million annually to just one million a year; and
- He returned financial integrity back to the Treasurer's Office, helping the state achieve an AA1 bond rating, the best rating it has ever received.
Perdue graduated from Scott High School in Boone County and is a 1972 graduate of West Virginia University. He is a past president of the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST). He is chairman of the WVU College of Agriculture and Forestry Visiting Committee and serves on the West Virginia Board of Trustees of the Leukemia Society of America.
John and his wife Robin are the proud parents of two daughters, Emily and Jessica, and reside in Kanawha County.