Friday, July 23, 2010

Democratic candidate for House District 36 pledges to support open government

The Democratic candidate for House District 36 has pledged to "support legislation to strengthen the letter and the spirit" of Oklahoma's open government laws if elected in November.

Greg Brown of Skiatook will face Republican Sean Roberts of Hominey in the Nov. 2 general election. Republican incumbent Eddie Fields is seeking the Senate District 10 seat.

By signing FOI Oklahoma's Open Government Pledge, Brown also promised "to support at every opportunity the public policy of the State of Oklahoma that the people are vested with the inherent right to know and be fully informed about their government so that they can efficiently and intelligently exercise their inherent political power."

Freedom of Information Oklahoma Inc. invites other legislative candidates and those running for statewide and county offices to sign the pledge.

Instructions and a list of signers for the 2010 elections can be found on FOI Oklahoma’s website.

FOI Oklahoma began the Open Government Pledge in spring 2008 as part of a national effort to spur public commitments to government transparency from candidates for president down to city council contests.

Joey Senat, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
OSU School of Media and Strategic Communication

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