Friday, August 3, 2012
Grant County commissioner promises open government
Grant County Commissioner Cindy Bobbitt has signed FOI Oklahoma's Open Government Pledge.
The Republican from Lamont is seeking re-election to the commission's District 2 seat.
The general election is Nov. 6.
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.
In signing the pledge, candidates promise "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."
Candidates for local and statewide offices also pledge that they and the public bodies they are "elected to govern will comply with not only the letter but also the spirit of Oklahoma's Open Meeting and Open Records laws."
Instructions for signing the pledge and lists of signers are on the FOI Oklahoma website.
Joey Senat, Ph.D.
OSU School of Media & Strategic Communications