State Treasurer Janet Cowell sent an end-of-the-year note to supporters and friends Friday that details how she "changed (and) evolved" in her first term.
One anecdote she offered: "I am incredibly grateful for those of you who have believed in me, advised me, worked alongside of me, and made me laugh along the way. One friend even told me he was going to tell people he was a senior advisor to the State Treasurer. “On fiscal matters?” I asked. “No,” he replied, “on wardrobe.""
On a more serious note, Cowell, who many consider a rising star in the state Democratic Party offered a broader vision outside the confines of her current duties -- the kind of statement the party is looking to crystalize as it figures out its new role in the minority and one that will let prognosticators suggest she may seek higher office in the future.