Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Democratic candidate for House District 93 seat signs Open Government Pledge

Wanda Jo Peltier has pledged to support legislation to strengthen the letter and spirit of Oklahoma’s open government laws if elected to the House District 93 seat today.

The Oklahoma City Democrat represented the district from 1986 to 1996.

Peltier's signed Open Government Pledge was dated Oct. 22 but was not received until late Monday.

In signing the pledge, Peltier 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.”

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

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

Founded in 1990, FOI Oklahoma Inc. is a statewide organization actively supporting those organizations and individuals working to open records or provide access to meetings illegally closed. The organization's Board of Directors includes attorneys, educators, elected officials, journalists, librarians and private citizens.

Joey Senat, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
OSU School of Media & Strategic Communications

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