“While I am stepping down from Fair Maps Maryland, I remain extremely concerned about gerrymandering in Maryland. Gerrymandering deepens division in our communities, and chips away at the foundation of our political system. As the General Assembly convenes next week, I hope they give serious consideration to the recommendations from Governor Hogan’s Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission, and not just stick to the same old back-room gerrymandering.”-Allan Kittleman
Below is an excerpt from the Maryland Matters article published on Nov 30th, 2021.
Former Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman (R) is stepping down as a board member of the anti-gerrymandering group Fair Maps Maryland as he vies to unseat incumbent County Executive Calvin B. Ball III (D), the group announced in a press release Tuesday.
Kittleman will be replaced by Douglas B. Riley (R), a former Baltimore County Council member and former county executive candidate.
Fair Maps Maryland was formed by Kittleman and former state Sen. James Brochin (D-Baltimore County), alongside Doug Mayer, a former communications strategist for Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R). The group is pushing lawmakers to adopt congressional and legislative maps drawn by the Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission, a nine-member, multi-partisan panel that Hogan created via executive order earlier this year. Following several rounds of virtual public hearings, that commission drew congressional and legislative maps that Hogan plans to submit to the General Assembly.