State Treasurer John Perdue

Treasurer John Perdue

The honorable John D. Perdue is West Virginia’s 24th State Treasurer and is currently serving his fifth term in office. In 2015, Treasurer Perdue will become West Virginia’s longest-serving state treasurer, surpassing Richard Talbott (D-Barbour) who occupied the office from 1933-1951.

Treasurer Perdue has served the people of West Virginia for more than 40 years. He started his public service career with the Department of Agriculture in 1973. During his time there he held several positions, including the title of Assistant Commissioner. In 1989 he became executive assistant to former Governor Gaston Caperton and served as a member of his executive staff for eight years.

Since taking office in 1997, Treasurer Perdue has worked diligently to make West Virginia a better place for families, business owners and citizens of all ages. As the banker of state government, Treasurer Perdue manages more than $13 billion of state money annually.

Guest Speaker – Secretary of State Natalie Tennant

Secretary of State Natalie Tennant

West Virginia’s 29th Secretary of State

Throughout her administration, she has been a leader in promoting open and engaging government and business friendly initiatives. Tennant has streamlined the Secretary of State’s Office to make it more efficient and cost-effective while improving services for voters, candidates, business owners, and citizens who depend on the office for important information about charities and administrative law.

Under Tennant’s leadership, the Secretary of State’s Office has met unprecedented challenges and promoted bold initiatives. Most recently, Secretary Tennant spearheaded legislation to allow for electronic voter registration in West Virginia.

In 2013, thanks to years of cost saving and efficiency programs, Secretary Tennant was able to return $3 million of taxpayer money to general revenue.

Secretary Tennant’s vision also includes pilot projects that improved voter turnout and decreased costs, secure community voting locations to make it more convenient to cast a ballot, online annual report

Community, Party, Group Pictures

To view and order pictures:

(and to find out why you had to hunt for your daughter’s white dress…)

Inauguration Day Community, Group, Party Pictures

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2014 ALA RGS State elected officials

Rhododendron Girls State 2014 selected Bonnie Walton as RGS Governor Wednesday evening.

Here is a list of the state elected officals:

Governor: Bonnie Walton

Secretary of State: Peyton Panger

Auditor: Kathryn Quillen

Treasurer: Maggie France

Commissioner of Agriculture: Taylor Stewart

Attorney General: Ashley Bruner

Supreme Court of Appeals: 

Jillian Kinder, Chief

Mackenzie Bosley

Tori Anderson

Genna Liu

Jana El-Khatib


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State Primary Election Results

To find your state Primary Election results and community Primary Election results, visit the Wednesday edition of the Rhododendron Daily.

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Catch up on the Rhododendron Daily

Rhododendron Daily 

is where you will find our citizen-run newspaper.


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View & Purchase ALA RGS Day 3 pictures

Take a look at day three pictures from ALA RGS

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