I propose for Aryeh Gregor to be granted the right to approve changes against MediaWiki core and extensions, by adding him to the mediawiki LDAP group in accordance with the privilege policy.
Aryeh has been contributing to MediaWiki on and off for a decade or so, both as a volunteer and a contractor. He joined gerrit only a year ago, but he had commit access already back in the day when MediaWiki was still managed on SVN. In the time I have been working with Aryeh, he has shown excellent skill and good judgement. Granting him merge rights would allow him to contribute not only by writing code, but also by approving changes made by others.
Recent gerrit contributions: https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/q/owner:ayg%2540aryeh.name