The NFOIC is sad to report that former NFOIC Executive Director Ken Bunting died in Columbia, MO Sunday, April 20 following a heart attack. He was 65.
Bunting, a distinguished career journalist and former associate publisher of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, served as NFOIC’s executive director from 2010 until earlier this year. Even after he left, he continued to support NFOIC, helping to connect people looking for FOI help and reminding us of pending deadlines and First Amendment news stories of note.
He was a strong voice for FOI and government transparency and a great advocate for state coalition groups trying to fight off encroachments on their open government laws. The NFOIC will miss his voice.
Survivors include his wife and a son. (More on Ken can be read at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.)