Republican candidate for attorney general signs Open Government Pledge
Ryan Leonard, an announced Republican candidate for the attorney general's office, has signed FOI Oklahoma Inc.'s Open Government Pledge.
Leonard pledged that the attorney general's office would "comply with not only the letter but also the spirit of Oklahoma's Open Meeting and Open Records laws.”
He 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.”
Freedom of Information Oklahoma Inc. invites other candidates for statewide offices and for legislative seats to sign the pledge.
Instructions and a list of signers for the 2010 elections can be found on FOI Oklahoma’s Web site.
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.
For the 2008 and 2009 elections, 58 candidates for local or statewide offices signed the pledge. Of those, 28 were elected.
Joey Senat, Ph.D.
OSU School of Journalism