Maryland Delegate to Enter Governor's Race

Her election next year would be historic on two fronts: Heather Mizeur would be Maryland’s first female governor and its first openly gay governor.
July 17, 2013

Del. Heather R. Mizeur (D-Montgomery), who has been criss-crossing Maryland for months now, plans to formally announce her entrance into the state’s race for governor on Wednesday with an email to supporters.

Mizeur, 40, will join a 2014 Democratic primary in which she faces two better-known and better-funded opponents and long odds of prevailing. But she starts with an enthusiastic base of liberal supporters and confidence that she can build a following based on ideas.

The Maryland governor targets his counterpart from New Jersey in a fundraising solicitation.

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“I am the strongest candidate for governor of Maryland because of the accomplishments I have in the time I’ve had in office and the ability to bring people together to get that work done,” said Mizeur, a second-term delegate, who cites health care, education and the environment among her priorities.

Her election next year would be historic on two fronts: Mizeur would be Maryland’s first female governor and its first openly gay governor.

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