Why aren’t candidates for local municipal offices required to fill out the N.C. State Ethics Commission’s statement of economic interest disclosure forms?
It should be a common-sense move by the General Assembly to extend this requirement to local municipal officeholders. Local officeholders make the financial decisions that are most likely to impact our day-to-day lives. This disclosure includes questions not only about a person’s business interests, sources of income, and real property holdings but it also requires the disclosure of any interests held by their immediate family. (Read more here...)