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Leopold: Redistricting should bring disparate groups together

8:00 AM EDT, October 22, 2011

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While I regret the continued partition of Anne Arundel County into four separate congressional districts, I concur with Dan Rodricks' view that congressional redistricting across the country has helped create legislative gridlock and political segregation ("Surprising benefit of redistricting: diversity," Oct. 18).

While elected officials like Rep. Donna F. Edwards bemoan their own political fortunes, having districts with voters of differing viewpoints and ideologies offers a greater opportunity for less polarized representation interested in bipartisan compromise.

John R. Leopold, Annapolis

The writer, a Republican, is Anne Arundel County executive.