Announcing the Maryland Redistricting Reform Commission
We have some of the most gerrymandered districts in the country – this is not a distinction of which we should be proud.
Gerrymandering is a form of political gamesmanship that stifles real political debate and deprives citizens of meaningful choices. Fair and competitive elections – and having checks and balances – make for a more vibrant and responsive citizen republic.
To advance this discussion, I have executed an executive order that creates a bipartisan commission to examine Maryland’s redistricting process with the goal of fully reforming this process and giving this authority to an independent, nonpartisan commission.