Treasurer Janet Cowell endorsed Dan Blue III for Treasurer, stating that: “I know firsthand that we need strong, thoughtful leadership in the state treasurer’s office,” she said in a news release. “We need a leader who will continue to build upon our progress and protect meaningful retirement and health benefits for teachers, firefighters, police officers and public employees in North Carolina. We need a leader with knowledge about the issues we face and the vision to move our state forward. Dan Blue III is that leader.”