The General Assembly is seeking three people to fill soon-to-be-vacant slots on the state transportation commission.
The open seats include the 2nd Congressional District, which includes Lexington County and part of Richland County, the 6th Congressional District, which includes most of Richland County and the Pee Dee, and the 4th Congressional District in the Upstate.
Transportation commission seats used to be highly sought-after political plums, but the 2007 overhaul of the agency means that commissioners now face a screening process and must have professional knowledge related to road construction or financing.
After screening and a background check, candidates must be approved by the General Assembly. Candidates must write the Joint Transportation Committee to apply; applications are due by noon Dec. 3. The four-year term begins Feb. 15.