Tacoma candidates less than open with Washington Coalition for Open Government

From The News Tribune: I guess I could understand one or two candidates failing to complete the questionnaire that seeks their views on open government issues facing the state.

The Washington Coalition for Open Government’s questionnaire is one of many that candidates receiving during campaign season.

But of the 15 Tacoma candidates the coalition sent invitations to, just two replied.


Coalition President Toby Nixon said candidates were sent e-mails to the addresses listed with their candidate filing. Those without e-mail addresses were sent post cards. Nearly 200 candidates did respond to give their views on questions related to recent court decisions limiting access to open meetings and legislation proposed that would curtail access to government records.

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The Washington Coalition for Open Government is a member of NFOIC. –eds