Friday, February 22, 2013

Guthrie councilman signs Open Government Pledge

Guthrie Councilman John Wood has pledged to support the letter and spirit of Oklahoma's open government laws if re-elected April 2.
By signing FOI Oklahoma's Open Government Pledge, Wood 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."
Wood, a political science professor at Rose State College, has represented Ward 1 since 2009. He earned three academic degrees from OSU: a bachelor's in journalism, master's in political science, and doctorate in environmental policy and conflict.
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.
Signers are listed on the FOI Oklahoma website.

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

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