GRANGEVILLE — Democrat candidate for the office of Idaho County Treasurer Michelle Perdue has withdrawn from the race.
Last Friday, May 30, Perdue filed a written notification with the Idaho County Election’s Office.
Abbie Hudson won the May 20 Republican primary against incumbent Deanna Hall. Unless a write-in candidate files to run for the position by the Oct. 7 deadline, Hudson will be unopposed in the Nov. 4 general election.
Concerns for the competent handling of the job as tax collector/treasurer prompted Perdue to run for the office, she stated in a prepared release.
“I am confident that Abbie will do a great job,” Perdue said. “She has knowledge of the county operations that I do not and therefore the transition will be smooth with little or no training. Abbie has good ideas for investing our money to gain the best return.”
She continued, “I do not feel that the office is a partisan position or should be filled from a partisan election; the best candidate for the job should be hired through a process that includes advertisement, job description and vetting and be exempt from appointment by the county commissioners.”
Perdue will turn over her remaining campaign funds to the Idaho County Democratic Party.