The subject of redistricting reform has been receiving a lot of attention lately, thanks to efforts of a bi-partisan collection of citizen groups and elected officials. Since 2011, when the new congressional map were submitted and then approved, over mine and the Carroll County Delegation's vigorous objection, this has been quietly percolating as a controversial issue in Maryland. The congressional map was even put to a statewide vote in the 2012 presidential election after a massive citizen referendum effort but the map was approved by voters. A number of other high-profile ballot initiatives drowned out grassroots efforts to inform voters of just how awful the map was. However, the issue has not gone away. More and more we are seeing Marylanders from both parties agreeing that fundamental redistricting reform is needed.