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The 30 who ruled on Florida, Michigan delegates

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  • Democratic Party panel decided about two states' delegates Saturday
  • Panel: 13 Clinton supporters, eight Obama supporters, nine uncommitted
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(CNN) -- A 30-member Democratic Party panel decided Saturday how to award Florida and Michigan delegates to presidential candidates Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama.

Below is information about the members of the Democratic National Committee's Rules and Bylaws Committee, which decided what to do about Clinton's victories in the two states' primaries, both of which were unsanctioned because they were held too early for the party's liking.

Neither candidate campaigned in either state, and Obama wasn't on Michigan's ballot. Clinton -- who trails Obama in delegates and would benefit from validated victories in those two states -- wants all of Florida's and Michigan's delegates to have votes at the party convention.

Each panel member is a superdelegate unless noted. This list starts with the panel's co-chairs and then lists the rest of the members in alphabetical order.

Alexis Herman, Virginia
• Panel co-chair
• U.S. secretary of labor, 1997-2001
• Uncommitted

James Roosevelt Jr., Massachusetts
• Panel co-chair
• President and CEO, Tufts Health Plan
• Former chief counsel, Massachusetts Democratic Party
• Uncommitted

Donna Brazile, District of Columbia
• Chair, DNC Voting Rights Institute
• Manager of Al Gore's 2000 presidential campaign
• Uncommitted

Mark Brewer, Michigan
• Chairman, Michigan Democratic Party
• Superdelegate vote stripped under current DNC rules
• Uncommitted

Martha Fuller Clark, New Hampshire
• State senator, elected 2004
• Lost congressional races in 2000, 2002
• Supports Obama

Ralph C. Dawson, New York
• Labor and employment lawyer
• Uncommitted

Hartina Flournoy, District of Columbia
• Former co-chairwoman of DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee
• Finance director of Al Gore's 2000 presidential campaign
• Deputy manager of Bill Clinton's 1996 presidential campaign
• Supports Clinton

Carol Khare Fowler, South Carolina
• Chairwoman, South Carolina Democratic Party
• Married to fellow Rules and Bylaws Committee member Donald Fowler
• Supports Obama

Donald Fowler, South Carolina
• Adjunct professor, University of South Carolina
• DNC chairman from 1994 to 1997
• Married to fellow Rules and Bylaws Committee member Carol Khare Fowler
• Supports Clinton

Yvonne Atkinson Gates, Nevada
• Commissioner of Clark County, Nevada, from 1993 to 2007
• Uncommitted

Alice Travis Germond, West Virginia
• DNC secretary, elected in 2002
• Former vice president, NARAL Pro-Choice America
• Political director of Bill Clinton's 2002 presidential campaign
• Uncommitted

Jaime Gonzalez Jr., Texas
• Attorney
• Supports Clinton

Janice Griffin, Maryland
• President and CEO of government relations firm Griffin & Associates
• Member, 2008 Democratic National Convention Credentials Committee
• Secretary of Al Gore's 2000 presidential campaign
• Supports Obama

Alice Huffman, California
• President, California State Conference of the NAACP
• Founder of public advocacy firm A.C. Public Affairs
• Supports Clinton

Thomas Hynes, Illinois
• Chairman, DNC Midwest Caucus
• Member, DNC Executive Committee
• Former state senator and former Cook County, Illinois, assessor
• Supports Obama

Harold Ickes, District of Columbia
• Senior adviser to Clinton campaign
• White House deputy chief of staff under President Clinton
• Son of Harold L. Ickes, interior secretary under President Franklin Roosevelt
• Supports Clinton

Ben Johnson, District of Columbia
• Former assistant to Bill Clinton
• Former director, White House "One America" Initiative
• Director of consumer programs under President Carter
• Supports Clinton

Elaine Kamarck, Massachusetts
• Lecturer in public policy, Harvard University
• Senior policy adviser, Al Gore's 2000 presidential campaign
• White House aide to Bill Clinton and Gore, 1993 to 1997
• Supports Clinton

Allan Katz, Florida
• Only panel member to oppose sanctions against Florida, Michigan
• Tallahassee city commissioner since 2002
• Supports Obama; superdelegate vote stripped under current DNC rules

Eric Kleinfeld, District of Columbia
• General counsel, Howard Dean's 2004 presidential campaign
• Adviser to Hillary Clinton's Senate campaigns
• Chief counsel, Bill Clinton's 1996 presidential campaign
• Supports Clinton

David McDonald, Washington state
• Counsel, Washington State Democratic Party
• Lead counsel for Microsoft in several cases
• Uncommitted

Mona Pasquil, California
• Northern California co-chairwoman, Asian American and Pacific Islanders for Hillary
• Deputy political director for John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign
• Supports Clinton

Mame Reiley, Virginia
• President, the Reiley Group, a political consulting firm
• Senior adviser to Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine
• Member, DNC Executive Committee
• Supports Clinton

Garry Shay, California
• Chairman, California Democratic Party Rules Committee
• Supports Clinton

Elizabeth Smith, District of Columbia
• Political director, American Federation of Teachers
• Supports Clinton

Michael Steed, Maryland
• Founder and managing partner of private equity firm Paladin Capital Group
• Member, board of visitors, Duke University's Sanford Institute of Public Policy
• Supports Clinton

Sharon Stroschein, South Dakota
• Director of U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson's Aberdeen district office
• Supports Obama

Sarah Swisher, Iowa
• First vice chairwoman, Iowa Democratic Party
• Political director, Johnson County (Iowa) Service Employees International Union
• Supports Obama; previously supported Clinton

Everett Ward, North Carolina
• Former executive director, North Carolina Democratic Party
• Supports Obama

Jerome Wiley Segovia, Virginia
• Founder, Latinos for Dean, which supported Howard Dean's 2004 presidential campaign
• Uncommitted

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