As we head into the weekend, I hope you and your family are doing well. I wanted to make you aware of the outcome of our Carroll County Delegation hearing this past week, primarily the county commissioner redistricting map. Also, I'm sharing a Carroll County Times article about a rally I participated in with other local leaders about getting a fair congressional map for Maryland. I will continue to fight for more fair, balanced maps when the Maryland General Assembly takes up Congressional Redistricting in the Special Session beginning December 6th.
Carroll Delegation Approves New Commissioner District Map
On Wednesday, November 17th the Carroll County Legislative Delegation held a public hearing to consider local bill requests for the upcoming Special Session and the 2022 Session that will begin in January. During the hearing, the Delegation voted to approve a new commissioner map using information from the U.S. Census and feedback from the community. A map with the new districts will be drafted into legislation to be presented and with the goal of getting it approved during the Special Session beginning December 6th in Annapolis. Click this link to see draft of the map that was approved by the Delegation to proceed to legislation: https://www.carrollcountymd.gov/government/boards-commissions/commission-on-redistricting-committee/alternative-communities-of-interest-focus-map-draft/
Carroll County Times: Senator Ready & Carroll County Leaders Rally to Support Fair Congressional Map:
The November 16th article in the Carroll County Times again highlights the wide gap between the General Assembly Redistricting Committee - made up of predominantly Democrats including the Senate President and Speaker of the House versus the Maryland Citizen’s Redistricting Committee's map which was put together by a nonpartisan commission. For the past 10 years, Carroll County has been divided among two congressional districts with the majority of their populations in far flung locations (like Takoma Park) and do not usually share similar interests. You can count on me and Delegates Krebs, Rose and Shoemaker to stand up for fair maps in Maryland!