Election season is under way, and this year promises to be especially busy with redistricting producing many new faces seeking office. Candidates are hitting the campaign trail outlining their priorities. With every press release and speech is certain to be a pledge to be transparent with constituents.

The timing is perfect to send the message that “open government is good government” – the theme of Sunshine Week, March 13-19. At its foundation, Sunshine Week underscores the importance of the free flow of information for an open, effective and accountable government.