The enabling Act says that no one may serve who has been a lobbyist during the last five years.
Former State Rep. Steve Andersson did not meet that rquirement, having lobbyed since leaving office.
In his stead, Governor JB Pritzker appointed former Senate GOP Leader Christine Rodogno, as can be seen in the press release below:
JOINT COMMISSION ON ETHICS AND LOBBYING REFORM
Christine Radogno will serve on the Joint Commission on Ethics and Lobbying Reform. Radogno is the former Senate Minority Leader, the first female leader of a political party in the Illinois Legislature. She served as a Republican member of the Illinois Senate, representing a Legislative District in Cook, DuPage, and Will Counties from 1997 to 2017. She also serves as a co-chair of the Governor’s Pension Consolidation Feasibility Task Force. Prior to serving in the state senate, Radogno served for eight years as a Village Trustee in LaGrange. Radogno received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s in social work from Loyola University in Chicago. She was employed in the field of mental health before entering politics.