Today, The Pat McCrory Committee continued the disclosure of official documents from McCrory's 14 years as Mayor of Charlotte and called on Walter Dalton to release all official records of his travel as Lt. Governor and State Senator. In addition to releasing the ethics disclosure forms from Pat's tenure as Mayor, the campaign also released Pat McCrory's 2012 financial disclosure form filed with the State Ethics Commission. Today's release of information to the media comes a day after the McCrory Campaign released travel records for the 14 years he proudly served as Mayor of Charlotte.
"The people of North Carolina deserve Government transparency from their elected leaders and how their tax dollars are spent," said McCrory spokesman Ricky Diaz. "We're calling on Lt. Governor Walter Dalton to not continue the Easley/Perdue tradition of secrecy and release all his travel records during for his years serving in the State Senate and as Lt. Governor."
While serving in Government, Pat had a long record of openness and transparency, routinely providing emails, documents, and other records to the public and media.
In a recent article, News & Observer reporter John Frank pointed out Walter Dalton's refusal to release his public schedule if elected. When asked if he would release them, Dalton responded, "I think we would generally continue to do what we've done."
Today, The McCrory campaign also pointed out that this is yet another sign that Walter Dalton will continue Bev Perdue's legacy of secrecy and non-transparency when it comes to official travel records: "Governor Perdue said she was the transparency Governor, but she refused to release travel records as a candidate for Governor in 2008 and refuses to release a public schedule today. It's clear that Walter Dalton would continue that same legacy if elected," said Diaz.