Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr.’s redistricting commission — tasked with making recommendations on congressional and legislative maps that he will submit to the General Assembly — finalized its membership Thursday.
Hogan (R) named retired federal judge Alexander Williams (D), Howard Community College President Kathleen Hetherington (I), and Walter Olson (R), senior fellow at the Cato Institute’s Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies in Washington, D.C. as the Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission’s co-chairs in January.
Since then, the multi-partisan trio has been reviewing Marylanders’ applications to be on the commission. On Thursday, they announced the remaining six members of the commission. All told, the commission will consist of three Republicans, three Democrats and three nonaffiliated voters. The new members include:
- Kimberly Rose Cummings (R), of Dorchester County,
- Mary G. Clawson (R), of Anne Arundel County,
- Cheryl R. Brooks (D), of Baltimore County,
- William Tipper Thomas, III (D), of Baltimore City,
- Jay V. Amin (I), of Anne Arundel County, and
- Jonathan Fusfield (I), of Montgomery County.
Olson is from Frederick County; Williams is from Prince George’s County; and Hetherington is from Howard County.