Saturday, March 23, 2013

Blanchard, Depew incumbents seeking re-election promise to comply with spirit, letter of open government laws

Blanchard Mayor Frank Broyles and Depew Town Trustee Mylora Tuttle have signed FOI Oklahoma's Open Government Pledge as they seek re-election April 2.
Broyles and Tuttle pledged that if re-elected, they and their municipal governments "will comply with not only the letter but also the spirit of Oklahoma's Open Meeting and Open Records laws."
They 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."
Broyles had signed the pledge in 2011 prior to being elected to fill an unexpired term to represent Ward 4 on the City Council.
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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