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Gov. Branstad names members of the Iowa Public Information Board

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Branstad on Thursday named the 9 members of Iowa’s new Public Information Board, which was established this year in Senate File 430 to ensure Iowans have open, transparent government at all levels.

“When running for governor, Lieutenant Governor Reynolds and I promised Iowans we would have an open, honest and transparent administration,” said Branstad. “This has long been a priority of mine because this legislation ensures transparency and provides Iowans the necessary access to their government. This is a new day for Iowans as we hold government accountable and shed light on their activities.”

The nine-member board members are as follows:

Robert Andeweg, Urbandale
Tony Gaugan, West Des Moines
Jo Martin, Spirit Lake
Andy McKean, Anamosa
Gary Mohr, Bettendorf
Bill Monroe, Johnston
Kathleen Richardson, Des Moines
Suzan Stewart, Sioux City
Peggy Weitl, Carroll

Their terms begin on July 1, 2012.

“This board will be critical in providing government officials and Iowans information on compliance with state open meetings and open records laws,” concluded Branstad.

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