Senator John Miller of the Virginia Assembly introduced the William & Mary Law School Team’s winning Congressional Map as Senate Bill 5003. The team was asked to attend the Privileges & Elections Committee hearing yesterday where Senator Miller introduced the bill. Two team members, Nick Mueller and Meredith McCoy, attended the hearing to represent the WM Law Team. They were asked to speak about the map and then they fielded questions. They were lauded for the map’s concentric circle design. While the VA Senate may not adopt the map wholesale, it is now an official alternative, which is a big accomplishment for the team.
You can view the WM Law Team’s map and other proposals here. To find the Team’s map, select Congressional from the drop down box under “District Type” and then check the box next to SB5003. The VA Assembly is scheduled to come back on April 25 to adopt new Congressional redistricting lines.