West Virginia Treasurer

Employer / Organization

West Virginia

Next Election

Nov 08, 2022

Filing Window

Jan 03, 2022 - Aug 01, 2022


The West Virginia Treasurer is an elected, state executive position in the West Virginia state government. The treasurer is the chief financial officer of the state and is a member of several major financial decision-making boards throughout the state government. As the chief financial officer, the duties of the treasurer center around cash management for the state government: receives and disburses state funds; files and retains all paid checks and bonds issued by the state collects fees crime victim's compensation, law-enforcement training, regional jail authority, and litter control fund; disburses coal, oil, gas, liquor, wine, and fire casualty insurance premium taxes to local government subdivisions; issues quarterly and annual reports on debt; provides safekeeping services; handles additional banking and accounting functions as directed. The salary for this office is $95,000/year.

Application Guidelines
To file for this position follow these three steps: 1) Contact the West Virginia Secretary of State Elections Division to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Obtain the correct candidacy filing paperwork. 2) Complete the required candidacy paperwork including the appropriate campaign finance forms, a certificate of announcement form and (if you plan to run as an independent) a nominating petition. If you plan to run as a partisan candidate, the filing window for the certificate of announcement, which is required in order to participate in the primary election, runs from the second Monday in January until the last Saturday in January. For more information please contact your local party office for further instructions. 3) If you plan to run as an independent candidate, submit the nominating certificate with the stipulated amount of verified signatures to the West Virginia Secretary of State Elections Division by the filing deadline. The amount of required nominating petition signatures varies by office. The filing deadline for independents is August 1st (WV 3-5-24). The West Virginia Secretary of State Elections Division is the point of contact for any questions or concerns you may have. The West Virginia Secretary of State Elections Division can be reached at 304-558-6000 and the Elections Division website can be found here: http://www.sos.wv.gov/elections/current/Documents/2016%20RFO%20Final.pdf

Submit application to:
West Virginia Secretary of State, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. East, Charleston, WV, 25305, US