Learn More About the Citizen Members

Thanks to the transparency embodied in the new constitutional amendment, you can read the full applications of the citizens who were appointed to the commission. Click here for our summary of their backgrounds and excerpts from their letters of recommendation. Click here to download a zip file containing their complete applications and letters of reference, as well as those of the 62 individuals who were finalists.

–Fran Larkins, LWV-VA Fredericksburg, and Sara Fitzgerald, LWV-VA, Falls Church

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Eight Citizens Named to Virginia’s New Redistricting Commission

Eight citizens were chosen by a panel of retired Virginia Circuit Court judges on January 6 to fill out the membership of the new bipartisan redistricting commission created by the constitutional amendment that voters passed on their November ballots.

In a Zoomed meeting that concluded just before a mob stormed Capitol Hill, the judges selected the members from a list of 60-some names proposed by the General Assembly’s four party leaders. More than 1,200 Virginians submitted applications during the month-long filing window and each leader, as required, put forth at least 16 names. From each of those four lists, the judges worked to develop consensus on two appointments. For a detailed report on the meeting, click here. 

The judges repeatedly commented on the “impressive” and brilliant” list of applicants from which they had to choose. They also worked to appoint a slate that met statutory requirements for attention to geographic, gender and racial diversity.

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