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Reeves to sign pledge to hire women

Jul 23, 2010 7:47:00 AM - thestate.com

Morgan Bruce Reeves, candidate of the S.C. Green and United Citizens parties for governor, said Thursday he will sign a pledge to actively seek out and recruit women to the state’s boards and commissions if he is elected.

“Actually, I would do more than the pledge says,” Reeves said, promising 45 percent of all of his appointees will be women. “Those will be black women, white women, rich women, poor women, young and old. We will all work together.”

Forty-five percent of his remaining appointees will be men, Reeves said, adding the remaining 10 percent will be left to his discretion.

The pledge is a project of The Southeastern Institute for Women in Politics, which wants more women in political office. Democratic gubernatorial nominee Vincent Sheheen has signed the pledge; Republican nominee Nikki Haley has declined.

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