Norman, McAlester muni candidates pledge support for open government
Norman Mayor Cindy Rosenthal has signed FOI Oklahoma's Open Government Pledge as she runs for re-election in the city's municipal election on March 2.
Rosenthal's opponent, Councilman Hal Ezzell, signed the pledge in December. He was the first candidate in a 2010 election to sign the pledge.
In McAlester, a former acting city treasurer, Steve Harrison, signed the pledge as a candidate for the City Council's Ward 2 seat. The primary election will be March 2.
By signing the pledge, each candidate promised that their respective city governments would "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.”
Joey Senat, Ph.D.
OSU School of Journalism