SC seminar provides campaign training for women

GEORGETOWN, SC (WCSC) - GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) - Women who are considering running for office in South Carolina are invited to a seminar on campaigning.

The event Saturday in Georgetown is hosted by the Southeastern Institute for Women in Politics.

The nonprofit, nonpartisan group seeks to encourage women to run for office and provide training, so that women have a stronger voice in government.

The session trainer is Deb Sofield, an executive speech coach and 2002 candidate for state comptroller. She is the president of the Women's Campaign School at Yale.

Organizers expect about two dozen attendees.

South Carolina continues to rank last nationwide in the percentage of female legislators. Of the Legislature's 170 members, only 17 are women.

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