Ed Towns’ Bid for Committee Chairmanship

Here’s a letter from Representative Dennis Kucinich and two other members of Congress, supporting Representative Ed Towns of Brooklyn to become the new chairman of the committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

The current chairman, Henry Waxman, is leaving that position because he ousted the chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee.

The most senior member of the committee on Oversight and Government Reform, after Waxman, is Towns, according to one of his aides. Usually, chairmanships are assigned based on seniority, which means Towns is already Waxman’s likely successor.

Towns’ lack of a committee chairman was one of the critiques raised by his opponent in the Democratic primary.