Democrats name Maine apportionment commission team

4:12 PM, Dec 13, 2012   |    comments
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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine Democrats have named their party's representatives on the committee that will review and redraw legislative district lines.

The state law requires district maps to be updated every 10 years based on census changes.

The Democratic appointees announced Thursday by the presiding officers of the House and Senate include Sens. Troy Jackson of Allagash and Emily Cain of Orono, and Reps. Jeff McCabe of Skowhegan, Mark Dion of Portland and Joan Welsh of Rockport.

The public member appointed by the Democrats is Cathy Newell of Oxford County, who served on the congressional apportionment commission in 2011. Maine Democratic Chairman Ben Grant also will serve on the commission. A final member to be agreed to by both parties has yet to be named.

The Republicans appointed their members earlier this week.

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