Nixon selected for open government recognition



KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) — The president of the Washington Coalition for Open Government has been selected for induction into Heroes of the 50 States: The State Open Government Hall of Fame for 2012.

Toby Nixon, a former state legislator and now a Kirkland City Council member, was selected by the National Freedom of Information Coalition and the Society of Professional Journalists.

While in the Legislature, Nixon sponsored 13 bills supporting more open government.