We noted earlier today that 20 public officials in North Carolina have not filed required financial disclosure forms.
It turns out they have a variety of reasons for being holdouts, reports Ryan Teague Beckwith.
Several appointees whose terms expired in June thought they did not have to file.
A few serve on an advocacy board for the disabled that is no longer covered, though under state law they should have filed regardless. One said she was in South Africa and did not get the notification.
Read more after the jump.
The state ethics commission decided to postpone action on Sue Cochran, a member of the Isothermal Community College trustees. The college president told the board that she suffers from Parkinson's disease and has not been to a meeting since 2006.
The board could not reach Cochran directly.
At least one was a "conscientious objector," in the words of commissioner Jane Finch. Cecilie Lewis, who was appointed by the Senate to the Principal Fellows Commission, filed last year's form, which was less extensive.
When told she would have to file the new form, she said she would resign instead.
The commission did not fine her.