Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission (MCRC)
On January 12, 2021, the Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission (MDCRC) was established by Governor Larry Hogan (read the announcement here). This commission is exclusively made up of citizens who are charged with submitting a set of election maps to the General Assembly for both our Congressional and state legislative districts. The commission is made up of three democrats, three republicans, and three independent members.
Dr. Kathleen Hetherington (I), Co-Chair
Walter Olson (R), Co-Chair
Judge A. Williams, Jr. (D), Co-Chair
Jay V. Amin (I)
Cheryl Brooks (D)
Mary G. Clawson (R)
Kimberly Rose Cummings (R)
Jonathan Fusfield (I)
William Tipper Thomas, III (D)
The MCRC is holding numerous meetings for the public to attend and voice their opinions about how the election maps should be drawn. Review their public meeting process and procedures guide.
Legislative Redistricting Advisory Commission (LRAC)
On July 8, 2021, Maryland’s Senate President, Bill Ferguson and House Speaker Adrienne Jones announced the formation of a second redistricting commission. This bipartisan commission is made up entirely of sitting legislators, apart from the chair, who is the former executive director of the nonpartisan Department of Legislative Services in Maryland. There are seven members total, five democrats and two republicans.
Karl S. Aro, Chair
Senate President Bill Ferguson
House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones
Senator Melony Griffith
Senator Brian W. Simonaire
Delegate Jason C. Buckel
Delegate Eric G. Luedtke
The LRAC will hold a total of twelve in-person and virtual meetings to hear from the public. Ten of these meetings will be held in person around the state, and two will be virtual. Review their guidelines for public hearings and submission of testimony/maps.