Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Norman City Council incumbent re-signs Open Government Pledge
Norman Councilwoman Linda Lockett has renewed her support for open government as she seeks another two-year term in the city's municipal election on April 2.
Lockett, 74, signed FOI Oklahoma's Open Government Pledge when she ran for the Ward 7 seat in 2011.
By signing the pledge, Lockett promised to comply with the letter and spirit of Oklahoma's open government laws.
She also pledged 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."
Lockett serves on the Council's Oversight Committee and as chairwoman of its Business and Community Affairs Committee, according to her official bio.
She is a life-long resident of Ward 7, which encompasses an area from about Brooks Street to the southern boundary of Norman, bordered on the west by Chautauqua Avenue and on the east by 12th Avenue East/Classen Boulevard.
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.
OSU School of Media & Strategic Communications