Thursday, March 17, 2011

Glenpool, Minco council candidates promise to comply with spirit, letter of open government law

Two candidates for city councils in Minco and Glenpool have signed FOI Oklahoma's Open Government Pledge promising to "comply with not only the letter but also the spirit of Oklahoma's Open Meeting and Open Records laws" if elected.

Doug Denard and Alyce Korb also 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."

Korb is seeking the at-large seat on the Glenpool City Council.

Denard, a former mayor of Minco, is running for the town's Ward 2, Position 2, council seat.

Municipal elections are April 5.

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 2011 and previous elections can be found on FOI Oklahoma’s website.

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

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