Eid’s new job raises flags for Redistricting Commission
The redistricting commission says it’s conducting a legal review to decide whether Commissioner Anthony Eid’s new job is a conflict of interest
The group responsible for drawing Michigan’s new legislative district lines is facing an ethics question after one of its members took a new job.
Map drawing ended over a year-and-a-half ago.
But redistricting Commissioner Anthony Eid’s new leadership role within an advocacy group is raising questions about a possible conflict of interest.
Commission Chair Douglas Clark says there will be a discussion at the commission's next meeting.
“Each commissioner will be able to communicate their opinions on the subject and my expectation is that they will be truthful, forthright, and nothing will be second hand, it will be pure facts.”
Clark says there’s also a legal review underway over Eid’s new position. His new employer, Michigan Voices, says he was one of several applicants considered.