Thinking about a friend:
Sometimes you just know a person. I never had the chance to know Ken Bunting as well as I hoped.. He knew facts and stories I wish I knew. He shared a passion and knew how to make open government happen. He was a special man.
Above all, he was a supporter of the right of each of us to have access to information by and about our government. He knew the role of a free press as the way in which we learn and become engaged.
In recent times I have encouraged Ken to come to Minnesota where his ideas might take root. He had a thing about the weather .Little did he know our strength comes from the time we spend making the world a better place.
Ken was a major contributor to the efforts of many to think about our future. He knew that open government requires the efforts of a public that lives outside the beltway but still has a voice.
The vision of Ken Bunting inspires us all.