O'Malley announced the five-member Governor's Redistricting Advisory Committee Monday, July 4, according to the Associated Press.
O'Malley's secretary of appointments, Jeanne Hitchcock, will serve as chair of the committee. The other members of the committee are Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Speaker of the Maryland House Michael Busch, former House of Delegates member James King, and Richard Stewart, currently the president of Montgomery Mechanical Services Incorporated, AP reports.
O'Malley says the group will hold a series of public hearings around the state so that residents can participate in the process.
Committee members will then use that information to draft a legislative and Congressional redistricting plan for Maryland. The group plans to hold its first meeting Wednesday.
The state legislature will vote on the plans in September.