Under the Dome

Dan Blue III running for state Treasurer

Dan Blue III, the son of the state Senate Democratic leader and longtime legislator Dan Blue, tells Dome he will file to run for state Treasurer on Monday.

With Treasurer Janet Cowell’s announcement that she won’t seek re-election, a number of potential candidates have emerged. Former state Rep. Dale Folwell, a Republican from Forsyth County who headed the state unemployment division, has filed to run.

Ron Elmer, a Democrat from Cary, has also announced plans to run for treasurer

Blue was been active in the Wake County Democratic Party. He is a Duke grad who worked on Wall Street and in the pharmaceutical industry before returning to North Carolina.

He is a lawyer and practices commercial transactions and bond financing.