The last time we got stats on applicants to the Virginia Redistricting Commission, the numbers (with a total of 88 applicants) skewed heavily old (only 19 under age 51), male (71 out of 88), white (67 out of 88) and wealthy (70 out of 88 earning $75k or more). Now, with 8 days to go until the application deadline, VPAP has new stats, and…yep, they skew old, male, white and wealthy.
- 175 out of 214 (82%) age 51 or older
- 161 out of 214 (75%) are men.
- 171 out of 214 (80%) are white.
- 170 out of 214 (79%) earning $75k or more
On, and there are still ZERO applicants from SW Virginia and only 6 from Southside Virginia, with 74 from Northern Virginia, 54 from Central Virginia and 39 from Hampton Roads.
In sum, with just a few days to go in the application process, this commission is NOT looking like a cross-section of Virginia. Not even close. Ugh…