Former U.S. Attorney for Eastern Washington, James McDevitt, appointed to Spokane County Redistricting Committee

Former U.S. Attorney for Eastern Washington, James McDevitt, has been appointed to the Spokane County Redistricting Committee by the Washington State House Republican Caucus.

The appointment, officially announced today in a letter to Spokane County Commissioners, is the result of legislation passed by the Washington State Legislature in 2018. The redistricting committee is tasked with expanding the Board of Commissioners for Spokane County from the current three members, to five. The committee will also redraft boundaries for the commission districts.

“I am pleased James McDevitt has accepted our request for his inclusion onto the Spokane County Redistricting Commission,” said Rep. Mike Volz, R-Spokane and ranking member on the House State Government and Tribal Relations Committee. “His professional experience is expansive and I know he will bring a wealth of knowledge, passion, and civic duty to the process.”

Signing the letter to the commissioners were the following Spokane-area House Republican lawmakers:

Rep. Mike Volz, R-Spokane (6th LD)
Rep. Jenny Graham, R-Spokane (6th LD)
Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax (9th LD)
Rep. Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy (9th LD)
Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda (7th LD)
Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber, R-Republic (7th LD)
Rep. Bob McCaslin, R-Spokane Valley (4th LD)
Rep. Rob Chase, R-Liberty Lake (4th LD)

The legislation passed in 2018, Substitute House Bill 2887, requires the redistricting and expansion of the Board of Spokane County Commissioners to be completed in time for the 2022 elections.


Washington State House Republican Communications