For 25 years, Barbara Petersen has served as president of the Tallahassee-based First Amendment Foundation (FAF). She’s been on a continuous quest to keep government dealings in the sunshine and hold lawmakers accountable when they withhold records from the public.
She’s retiring from the job at the end of the year. Her replacement is Pamela Marsh, a former US Attorney in North Florida.
We recently spoke with Petersen about what’s at stake as a new leader is ready to take up the cause.