Letter: Elected officials should be more transparent

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…)