Campaign finance watchdog Joe Sinsheimer is urging Gov. Beverly Perdue to remove Ruffin Poole, a former top aide to Gov. Mike Easley, from the Golden LEAF board because he refused to testify at last month's state elections board hearing.
Sinsheimer, a Democratic political consultant who has emerged as an advocate of transparent government and campaign finance reforms, also said Perdue should release all reports on missing travel records from 2005. Perdue has so far refused.
In addition, he asks for a review of the permitting process surrounding a controversial cement plant near Wilmington, citing ongoing revelations about the state's environmental agency.
There was no immediate response from Perdue.
(Full text of letter follows.)