Gov.-elect Bevin clarifies website to take job applications

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Republican Gov.-elect Matt Bevin has updated his transition website to clarify that everyone is welcome to apply for jobs in his administration.

The website, http://bevintransition.com , originally said Bevin wants to hire people who “share his traditional values.” Bevin opposes same-sex marriage and supports Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who is seeking a religious exemption from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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The website now says Bevin wants to hire people who “share his conservative values.” Bevin spokeswoman Jessica Ditto said Bevin’s team made the change after a reporter asked about the language. She said Bevin wants to be “abundantly clear” that his administration will be “inclusive, transparent and dedicated to the betterment of our state.”

The website also invites people registered as Democrats or independents to apply, adding they will be reviewed for their qualifications.

 

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