Newcastle councilwoman seeking Senate Dist. 24 seat signs Open Government Pledge

The GOP challenger for Senate District 24 has pledged to "support at every opportunity" the inherent right of Oklahomans to "know and be fully informed about their government."

In signing FOI Oklahoma's Open Government Pledge, Newcastle Councilwoman Linda Molsbee also specifically promised to "support legislation to strengthen the letter and the spirit of Oklahoma's Open Meeting and Open Records laws."

Molsbee will face Republican incumbent Anthony Sykes in the July 27 primary. A Democrat and an independent also are campaigning for the seat.

Freedom of Information Oklahoma Inc. invites other legislative candidates and those running for statewide and county offices 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.

Joey Senat, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
OSU School of Journalism
The opinions expressed in this blog are those of the commentators and do not necessarily represent the position of FOI Oklahoma Inc., its staff, or its board of directors. Differing interpretations of open government law and policy are welcome.