make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

NC Treasurer Cowell wins primary


RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- North Carolina Treasurer Janet Cowell is advancing from her party's primary election as she works to keep the job responsible for overseeing $72 billion in public employee pension funds.

Cowell beat primary opponent Ron Elmer in the Democratic primary on Tuesday. Elmer is an investment manager and accountant from Cary who said his experience would help him earn better investment returns than Cowell has achieved.

She will face Republican Steve Royal of Elkin or Frank Roche of Cary, who were contesting for the GOP nomination for state treasurer.

Royal is an accountant with his own practice. He ran in 1990 in the Republican primary for a congressional seat. Roche is a former foreign currency trader.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.



The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
Please re-enter the code shown in the image below.