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Meet the Commissioners

Douglas Clark (R)

As a retired operations and development manager, Commissioner Douglas J. Clark, Jr. affiliates as a Republican on the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC). During his career, Commissioner Clark worked for large, multinational companies and served in the U.S. Army as a Captain in various armor and air cavalry units.

In applying to serve on the MICRC, Commissioner Clark, resident of Rochester Hills for 43 years, believes that it is important to ensure a fair and impartial redistricting process. Being process-oriented, Commissioner Clark recognizes the role that process plays in determining independent maps for Michigan Congressional, House and Senate districts.

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Juanita Curry (D)

As a retired specialized foster care worker, Commissioner Juanita Curry affiliates as a Democrat on the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC).

In applying to serve on the MICRC, Commissioner Curry believes she can learn something new and empower Michigan residents. Living in Detroit for more than 50 years, Commissioner Curry will ensure fairness, awareness, transparency, and engagement in Michigan’s redistricting process.

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Anthony Eid (N)

As a 28-year-old Chaldean and Lebanese American raised in Southeast Michigan, Commissioner Anthony Eid affiliates as an Independent on the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC).

Being a young, middle eastern Michigander, Commissioner Eid applied for the MICRC for the following reasons: provide a non-partisan, data and evidence driven approach to redistricting, provide diversity of thought, culture, and age to the commission, and create maps that represent the people of Michigan and ensure free and fair elections.

Eid grew up in Orchard Lake before moving to Detroit to peruse a higher education. He received two bachelor’s degrees from Wayne State University in 2015, and then received a master’s degree in 2017. He then completed two years of Medical School prior to serving on the MICRC and hopes to become an Orthopedic surgeon one day. While in College, he was elected to serve as the WSU Student Body President and served in many leadership, community, and volunteer roles. He is a strong believer in the power of advocacy, and his background in science allows him to practice evidence-based decision making. Eid was as strong supporter of Proposal 2 and was extremely happy to have been selected to serve on the MICRC.

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Rhonda Lange (R)

Commissioner Rhonda Lange is a Real Estate Broker who affiliates as a Republican on the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC).

In applying to serve on the MICRC, Commissioner Lange, resident of a rural area, understands how small communities are not heard. This will not happen on her watch. Living in Michigan for most of her life, Commissioner Lange will ensure that the redistricting process is fair, transparent, and independent from special interests

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Steven Terry Lett (N)

As a semi-retired attorney, Commissioner Steve Lett affiliates as an Independent on the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC).

Residing in Northern Michigan living and a lifelong Michigander, Commissioner Lett applied for the MICRC because it would give him an opportunity to impact, in a positive way, the redistricting of Michigan’s Congressional, House, and Senate districts by the citizens as an independent body.


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Brittni Kellom (D)

A native Detroiter, Commissioner Brittni Kellom serves as the Chairperson of the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC).

As an entrepreneur and trauma practitioner, Commissioner Kellom applied to serve on the MICRC, for the following reasons:
  • Affect change by giving agency to everyday citizens.
  • Value the voice, pulse, history, and perspectives of people living in underserved communities, and,
  • Invest in doing my part to shift the experience of voting to a place of empowerment, education, and justice for every human being.
Please welcome Commissioner Kellom, Chairperson of the MICRC.


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Cynthia Orton (R)

As a college student, Commissioner Cynthia Orton affiliates as a Republican on the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC).

In applying to serve on the MICRC, Commissioner Orton, resident of Southwest Michigan for the last 10 years, believes that election fairness is vitally important to our democracy. As a concerned community member, Commissioner Orton will use her voice to help establish fair redistricting for all Michigan residents.

 

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M.C. Rothhorn (D)

As a Financial Cooperator who has lived in Lansing for the past 18 years, Commissioner M.C. Rothhorn affiliates as a Democrat on the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC).

In applying to serve on the MICRC, Commissioner Rothhorn acknowledges his experience in cooperative housing, which is run democratically. He has developed interpersonal skills like listening and building consensus with neighbors and colleagues that he believes transfer well to the role of the Commissioner.


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Rebecca Szetela (N)

As a lawyer, Commissioner Rebecca Szetela affiliates as an Independent on the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC). She also serves as the MICRC Vice Chairperson.

In applying to serve on the MICRC, Commissioner Szetela believes that Michigan citizens from across the political spectrum can cooperatively create balanced legislative maps that ensure the fair representative of all Michigan voters in our election. Hailing from Wayne County for more than 45 years, Commissioner Szetela will also apply her experience as a daughter, wife, and mother of four children.


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Janice Vallette (N)

As a retired banker, Commissioner Janice Vallette, affiliates as an Independent on the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC).

For nearly 50 years, Commissioner Vallette lives in Highland. She applied for the MICRC because she feels it would be an interesting way to serve her community. In addition, Commissioner Vallette believes it would provide her with an opportunity to ensure that all Michiganders have a fair chance at electing people who represent their views and fight for their concerns.


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Erin Wagner (R)

Commissioner Erin Wagner, a wife and mother of six, identifies as a lifelong Republican on the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC).

Hailing from Eaton County, Commissioner Wager applied to serve on the MICRC to address the impact of gerrymandering on her children’s future. She is also dedicated to ensuring that gerrymandering is no longer a part of Michigan’s future.


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Richard Weiss (N)

As a retired auto worker and current handyman, Commissioner Richard Weiss affiliates as an Independent on the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC).

In applying to serve on the MICRC, Commissioner Weiss believes that he can still make a difference in serving Michigan and America. In fact, the Saginaw resident proudly proclaims, that it is his duty.

 

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Dustin Witjes (D)

As a payroll specialist from Ypsilanti, Commissioner Dustin Witjes affiliates as a Democrat on the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC).

In applying to serve on the MICRC, Commissioner Witjes desires to be a part of the flagship redistricting commission for our State. He wants to ensure that the people have a voice in voting and fairness to the next generation of voters who will turn 18 years old during the next 10 years without any gerrymandering by politicians for their voices to be heard.

 

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