The 13 commissioners of Michigan’s first ever Independent Citizen Redistricting Commission are now set. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced the selections on Monday.
“In the past year, nearly 10,000 Michigan citizens of all backgrounds and walks of life applied to be on the commission, with thousands applying even in the midst of a pandemic.” said Benson.
In accordance with the state Constitution, the pool was narrowed to 200 applications by a previous random selection before the state Legislature removed 20 more applications. The 13 commissioners were selected randomly by an independent accounting firm, Rehman LLC, from the final pool of 180 applicants.