I've written a series of posts about Treasurer Cowell's appointment to two corporate boards. The story was picked up by several newspapers in North Carolina and a number of national publications. Editorial boards at the Charlotte Observer, Raleigh News & Observer, Asheville Citizens-Times, and the Greensboro News & Record have condemned the Treasurer's appointments.
Now the N&O is reporting that the vast majority of statewide candidates in NC have pledged that they will not join corporate boards if elected in November. Treasurer Cowell has set a bad precedent. At least her successors and other officeholders won't follow suit.
Here's the N&O's latest story: Most North Carolina statewide candidates would not follow Janet Cowell's decision to join company boards
Here are the editorials:
News & Observer
Greensboro News & Record
In Addition to the News & Observer and International Business Times stories, Treasurer Cowell's appointment and the conflicts of interest have been reported by WUNC, Bloomberg News, CNBC, Indyweek, Politico, Gawker, and Esquire.