Tuesday, May 10, 2016

A Small Bit of Progress: Most Statewide Candidates in NC Would Not Serve on a Corporate Board

A Small Bit of Progress:  Most Statewide Candidates in NC Would Not Serve on a Corporate Board

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
Charlotte Observer
Greensboro News & Record
Asheville Citizens-Times

In Addition to the News & Observer and International Business Times stories, Treasurer Cowell's appointment and the conflicts of interest have been reported by WUNCBloomberg NewsCNBCIndyweekPoliticoGawker, and Esquire.

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