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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Many Candidates Silent on Open Gov't Issues

Kim Bradford at The (Tacoma) News-Tribune writes this piece on how numerous candidates are not responding to a questionnaire from the Washington Coalition for Open Government asking their positions on open government issues.

Open government is one of the most popular political issues according to poll after poll. Why aren't candidates taking the opportunity to explain to voters that they are pro-open government? Could it be that local elected officials like county commissioners and city council members generally don't like open government and their endorsements of a candidate are more important to that candidate than being pro-open government?