As most of you likely know, @ekohl is a very long time member of the community and a committer in several of our most critical repos, such as infra and packaging. He is also currently in charge of the 1.19 release process. He has contributed lots of code and reviewed plenty of PRs to the core repos over all the years he’s been contributing to the project, I think I can save you the links in this case. I believe granting him commit access to the core repos will only increase his ability to contribute.
If there are any concerns, please feel free to reply or reach out to me in private. Assuming no concerns are raised, I’ll add him to the core committers group on github in one week - August 2nd.