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O’Malley creates 5-member redistricting committee

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley has created a committee to draft a legislative and congressional redistricting plan for the state.

O’Malley announced the five-member Governor’s Redistricting Advisory Committee on Monday. He says the group will immediately develop a schedule of public hearings so that citizens can participate in the process.

O’Malley says his secretary of appointments, Jeanne Hitchcock, will serve as chair of the committee. Also on the committee are state Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller; Speaker of the House Michael Busch; James King, who has served as a member of the House of Delegates; and Richard Stewart, who is currently president and chief executive officer of Montgomery Mechanical Services Incorporated.

The group plans to hold its first meeting on Wednesday.


  1. Dear Editor,

    In that Mike Miller sits in one of the most controversial seats in the state, he has no business on another congressional and legislative redistricting committee. Miller was part of the white flight out of Prince George’s County, yet he conviently managed to gerrymander the 27th to include a chunk of southern Prince George’s, Calvert and Charles counties after 2000. How convient for Rep. Steny Hoyer having the black, Democrats of Prince George’s in his district even though he too moved away from them years ago.

    If people like Hoyer and Miller refuse to call Prince Georgians “neighbor,” why should Prince Georgians call them “congressman,” or “senator?”

    Andy Arnold
    Hyattsville MD

  2. District 4 looks like tree roots. It is time to stop selecting voters with this disgusting gerrymandering.