Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Minco mayoral, council candidates sign Open Government Pledge
Candidates for Minco mayor and City Council have promised to "comply with not only the letter but also the spirit of Oklahoma's Open Meeting and Open Records laws" if elected.
By signing FOI Oklahoma's Open Government Pledge, Watson Mitchell and Matt Carel 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."
Carel is seeking the vacant Council Ward 3, Position 2, seat. Mitchell is a mayoral candidate.
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.
OSU School of Media & Strategic Communications