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Chafee praised for hiring women

July 17, 2012

PHOTO/ERNEST A. BROWN

PROVIDENCE — It’s not every day that a politician keeps a campaign promise, so RI GAP (Government Appointments Project) held a Statehouse event Tuesday to thank Gov. Lincoln Chafee for doubling the number of female appointees, not just to boards and commissions, but to top positions in his administration.
In 2010, Chafee, along with the other three major candidates for governor, signed a pledge that, among other things, “If I am elected governor, I will work to more than double the percentage of women appointed to boards and commissions as well as high-level staff and cabinet positions in my administration.

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