Gov. Chafee Honored For Efforts To Increase Women In State Government

Oct 22, 2013

Governor Lincoln Chafee is winning praise on his record of appointing women to state boards and commissions.

Governor Lincoln Chafee has been honored his work to increase the number of women holding state government jobs.

Chafee was cited by the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island for living up to a campaign pledge of putting more women in state positions.

A report by the Women’s Fund says that women hold 34 percent of state board and commission appointments.

That’s up from just 15 percent when Chafee took over the governor’s office from Don Carcieri in 2011.

Of the 1,071 appointments made by Chafee, 441 have been women.

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