Associated Press Published

GOP Banker to Challenge Democratic W.Va. Treasurer

West Virginia Treasurer John Perdue

A banker will announce a Republican bid for longtime Democratic state Treasurer John Perdue’s job.

In a campaign news release Tuesday, Charleston resident Ann Urling said she’ll vie for the four-year job and announce her 

candidacy Wednesday at the Capitol.

Urling is the senior vice president of Summit Community Bank headquartered in Moorefield. She is a commercial lender in the Charleston office.

A Shinnston native, she has 29 years of retail banking, management and lending experience.

Republican state Delegate Larry Faircloth is also running for treasurer.

Perdue is in his fifth term and has served as treasurer since 1997. His website says he will become the longest-servingWest Virginia treasurer this year.

Perdue manages more than $13 billion of state money annually as treasurer.

Perdue was paid $97,575 in 2014.