Perdue out as as Mental Health Commissioner, governor's office says

Perdue out as as Mental Health Commissioner, governor's office says

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - James "Jim" Perdue is no longer the commissioner of the Alabama Department of Mental Health Gov. Kay Ivey's office confirmed Friday.

Ivey's office says Perdue's departure is all part of "the on-going transition and evaluation of the current administration."

Perdue was appointed as commissioner back in 2015 by former Gov. Robert Bentley.

He previously served as the Crenshaw County Probate Judge for 12 years before becoming the commissioner.

"It was a business decision and not a personal one," Ivey's office said.

Perdue is the latest Bentley-appointed administration official to be let go by Ivey since she came into office.

A new commissioner has been identified but the governor's office declined to release their name saying an announcement will come next week.

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