Nancy Lyons, citing financial issues which have postponed her planned retirement, is the 5th applicant to withdraw from the applicant pool for California’s first-ever Citizens Redistricting Commission.
Ms. Lyons is a white Republican from Roseville with a BA in Sociology from California State University, Sacramento. She currently works as Chief Deputy Director of the Governor’s Office of Gang and Youth Violence Policy. She is probably better known for her service as Deputy Executive Director of California’s “Little Hoover Commission” (which focuses on reforming and improving California Government) from 1999 through 2007.
The five candidates to withdraw now include four women and one man. By party, they are one Democrat, two Republicans, and two “others”. By ethnicity, the five include one Latino, one African American, and three white.