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Haley Taps Ted Pitts To Lead Her Administration

Former S.C. Rep. Ted Pitts – a central figure in the #SCHacked scandal – has been tapped by Gov. Nikki Haley to be her third chief of staff in less than a year. Pitts replaces Bryan Stirling, who is giving up the job to lead Haley’s Department of Corrections (SCDOC)….

Former S.C. Rep. Ted Pitts – a central figure in the #SCHacked scandal – has been tapped by Gov. Nikki Haley to be her third chief of staff in less than a year.

Pitts replaces Bryan Stirling, who is giving up the job to lead Haley’s Department of Corrections (SCDOC). Eleven months ago Stirling replaced the notoriously ineffective Tim Pearson, who left the job to return to his role in Haley’s campaign organization.

Pitts resigned his seat in the S.C. House to become Haley’s deputy chief of staff shortly after her election in November 2010. He was paid $105,060 a year (not counting benefits) in that role – meaning he will be in line for a $23,000 pay raise in his new position (based on the inflated salaries Haley instituted shortly after taking office).

“Ted has been a vital member of our team from the very beginning and I am proud and excited to name him as our new chief of staff,” Haley said.

Pitts has been in charge of managing Haley’s cabinet agencies since February 2012 – when her first cabinet liaison departed.

How has he done? Not well … in addition to the massive hacking scandal at the S.C. Department of Revenue (SCDOR), numerous other Haley-run agencies have experienced serious scandals on his watch (including the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, the S.C. Department of Social Services and the S.C. Department of Probation Parole and Pardon Services, to name just a few).

Pic: Travis Bell Photography

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7 comments

jimlewisowb September 10, 2013 at 8:31 am

Ted
You have fucked up everything you have touched since coming aboard the Queen Train. In fact your actions involving the hacking over at Revenue were classic, almost mystical. I thought no one could rival the LMC scam or my devil deal with Georgia

So as I embark on my next four year quest of totaling dismantling South Carolina Government you Ted will be leading the charge. I don’t know of any slimmer, weaseled, spineless, fly eating, maggot invested scum ball who is more ethically bankrupt than I

good luck and good hunting
NH

Roll on Gypsy Queen Dooh Nibor, dammit roll on ! !

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? September 10, 2013 at 9:30 am

“You have fucked up everything you have touched”

Maybe she’s hoping that he’ll work his way over to her.

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neighbor September 10, 2013 at 11:48 am

His mom, Anne, God rest her soul, would be so disappointed. I feel that she would not have liked Niikki on little bit.

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neighbor September 10, 2013 at 11:54 am

Edit ONE little bit.

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Nan September 10, 2013 at 2:31 pm

AMEN!!!

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You know me September 10, 2013 at 10:04 am

And Margaret Ann is such a you know what…or at least everyone thinks so.

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Doris September 10, 2013 at 8:43 pm

Ted Pitts is a great guy. He was nice to the little people at the state house. He was also hot back in the day. We need more like Ted Pitts.

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