Leading from the Left

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Cowell to Run for Treasurer

Senator Janet Cowell has confirmed that she will be running for State Treasurer. Janet is serving her second term in the Senate after serving 5 years on the Raleigh City Council. Sharp, hard-working, and progressive, Cowell's widely viewed as a rising star in state politics. She'll make a fantastic Treasurer, and I'll be supporting her campaign.

Cowell's move opens up her State Senate seat, and I'm hoping Raleigh politico Nina Szlosberg files. Nina is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Conservation Council (for which I work as Director of Government Relations), serves on the Triangle Transit Authority Board, and serves on the Dept. of Transportation where she has spear-headed efforts to make DOT more environmentally accountable. Haven't heard anything from Nina about running for the State Senate today, but I know she's expressed interest in this seat if Janet were to step aside. No time like the present, Nina!