This is the first in a series of posts encouraging people to look closely at those races which don’t get the attention afforded to Presidential, US Senate, or NC Governor elections.
We aren’t endorsing or promoting any candidate, but instead want you to be aware of contests which will be on the March 3rd Democratic Primary Ballot (Early Voting Starting February 13th). Our hope is that by becoming more familiar with the candidates, you can make an informed decision about who should be our nominee and move forward to compete in the November General Election.
Brief information is provided for each candidate: name, photo, brief current or former positions (up to 2 most relevant), website, and Facebook links. Explore each of the candidates and decide who you feel is the most qualified for this position.
What is the role of the State Treasurer?
” The NC Department of the State Treasurer administers the public employee retirement systems for more than 900,000 North Carolinians, as well as the 401(k), 457, and 403(b) supplemental retirement plans for public employees. The Department also administers the State Health Plan for more than 727,000 state employees, retirees, and their dependents. The Department provides fiscal assistance and expertise to local governmental units by assisting them in the sale of local government debt obligations and maintaining good budgeting, accounting, reporting, and other fiscal procedures. It also administers NC Cash, the unclaimed property database that holds approximately $711 million.” nc.gov website
Candidates for State Treasurer
(Alphabetical by Last Name)
Ronnie Chatterji, PhD
Professor, Business & Public Policy, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University & Former Sr. Economist, White House Council of Economic Advisors (Obama Administration)