Rep. Lynn Woolsey sent a letter to commissioners asking that they keep two counties in her district together. She may retire anyway.
The 14 commissioners also hired all of the staff assisting in the brand new process. That includes Executive Director Daniel Claypool, who helped build the commission as a member of the Bureau of State Audits, and Budget Officer Deborah Davis.
“It is certainly a much more open and independent process than the Legislature doing it itself,” the Rose Institute’s Johnson said. “Everyone will be watching closely to see how the commission operates.”
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.