Originally created 02/04/03

New member, chairman appointed to SEC



COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Pamella B. Pinson has been appointed to the State Election Commission.

Pinson, a graduate of South Carolina State University, was appointed Jan. 10. She will serve on the commission until September 2006.

Pinson is employed with Pindrum Staffing Services, Inc., as the on-site human resources manager for BMW.

Commissioner John S. West was selected chairman of the State Election Commission. West will serve as chairman until September 2004. He is executive vice president and chief legal officer for Santee Cooper in Moncks Corner.

The State Election Commission consists of five members who are appointed by the governor. Members oversee the state's voter registration and election laws.