Thursday, February 3, 2011

Edmond school board candidate signs Open Government Pledge

A candidate for the Edmond Board of Education has promised that if elected, she will "comply with not only the letter but also the spirit of Oklahoma's Open Meeting and Open Records laws."

Ann Cameron is seeking the District 1 seat on the board. The election is Tuesday.

Ann Cameron is married to one of FOI Oklahoma Inc.'s newest board members, Alex Cameron of KWTV NEWS9.

In signing FOI Oklahoma's Open Government Pledge, Ann Cameron 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."

Cameron is the first candidate for a 2011 election to sign the pledge. Signers for the 2010, 2009 and 2008 elections are also listed on FOI Oklahoma's website.

The pledge and instructions for having it signed also can be found on the site.

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.

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

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