Donovan Steps Down from Redistricting Commission

by Christopher O'Brien

by Christine Stuart
CTNewsJunkie

Speaker of the House Chris Donovan (D-Meriden) talks with Minority Leader Larry Cafero (R-Norwalk). State Rep. Arthur O'Neil (R-Southbury) is also pictured. Courtesy: Christine Stuart

Facing criticism from his Congressional opponents, Speaker of the House Chris Donovan stepped down Wednesday from the Reapportionment Commission after helping to approve the new state House and Senate District maps.

Unable to reach consensus on how to draw the lines for the five Congressional Districts, the commission will ask the Supreme Court for an extension.

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Did You Know?Wolcott is currently in the 5th Congressional District. It is in th 16th Senatorial District and the 80th State House District. Every 10 years the state must re-adjust district boundaries to account for population equality
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Donovan said his Congressional campaign in the 5th District wasn’t getting in the way of the process for him, but by asking Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to appoint Majority Leader Brendan Sharkey to the commission he “avoids any unnecessary questions.”

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