GOP Lawmaker Crosses State to Announce Congressional Bid in Gerrymandered District

By Glynis Kazanjian -November 21, 2019

Delegate Neil Parrott at his Montgomery County Announcement in Germantown, Maryland

This is an Article written by Maryland Matters – Glynis Kazanjian is a freelance writer. She can be reached at

State Del. Neil C. Parrott (R-Washington) traveled nearly 200 miles Thursday, stopping in five counties along the way, to announce his candidacy for the 6th Congressional District seat — one of Maryland’s most politically gerrymandered districts.

“There are a lot of people in District 6 who do not feel represented at all,” Parrott said standing with family, friends and a pastor late in the day in Germantown, his last stop. “We have a congressman who doesn’t live in the district, who doesn’t have a lot in common with the district.”

Parrott runs his own transportation engineering firm, Traffic Solutions, Inc., in Washington County – one of the most western counties in the 6th District.

On the side he’s a part-time state delegate serving his third term. He earns around $50,000 a year in salary for his second job.

In Germantown Thursday, Parrott said he has roots in the Washington, D.C., area. He was born at the Bethesda Naval Hospital and went to school at the University of Maryland College Park. <more>