Perdue crafts reformer's image – State –

RALEIGH — When Gov. Bev Perdue took office nearly a year ago she was regarded as the female version of a good ol’ boy, someone who had worked her way up through the Democratic legislature by learning to play along.

Since then, Perdue has sought to reshape her image into that of a reformer. On Wednesday, she signed three executive orders to strengthen ethics requirements for members of state boards and commissions. Story continues here ➤