Independent candidate seeking Senate District 19 seat signs Open Government Pledge

A member of the Enid-area planning commission has pledged “to support legislation to strengthen the letter and the spirit” of Oklahoma’s open government laws if elected to the Senate District 19 seat. In signing FOI Oklahoma’s Open Government Pledge for legislative candidates, Whitney Hall also promised “to support at every opportunity” the state’s public policy 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.”

Hall, an independent, faces Democrat Rhonda Harlow and Republican Roland Pederson in the Nov. 8 election. Republican incumbent Patrick Anderson is term-limited.

Hall is a member of the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission in Enid. She is quality manager for Oxbow Calcining in Kremlin, Oklahoma, according to her campaign website.

Senate District 19 includes Alfalfa, Garfield and Grant counties and part of Kay County.

FOI Oklahoma invites all candidates for state, local and legislative seats to sign its Open Government Pledge. Instructions and lists of signers can be found on FOI Oklahoma’s website.


Joey Senat, Ph.D. Associate Professor OSU School of Media & Strategic Communications Mass Communication Law in Oklahoma