District 20 Delegate Heather Mizeur Mulling Run for Governor?

Mizeur (D) says she may join the 2014 gubernatorial race.


Delegate Heather Mizeur (D-District 20) has not ruled out a gubernatorial run in 2014, according to an article in the Baltimore Sun. She told the Sun reporter, “I’m keeping my options open relative to the 2014 race. I’m not ruling anything out.”

The story went on to detail one of Mizeur’s recent speaking engagements at the Mount Ennon Baptist Church in Clinton, MD, urging the crowd of 1,000 to “contact their lawmakers and tell them to oppose a deal that would allow a casino in southern Prince George’s.”

Mizeur shared her opinion that, “There are so many ways to create jobs in this state that lift us up and not tear us down." The Sun article characterizes Mizeur as one of the most vehement gambling opponents in the Legislature.

The Sun speculates that should Mizeur enter the Democratic primary, she would likely face Attorney General Douglas Gansler, Comptroller Peter Franchot, Lt. Governor Anthony Brown and Howard County Executive Ken Ulman.

Mizeur’s current plans, says the Sun article, are to focus her energies on re-electing President Obama and “winning approval at referendum of laws permitting same-sex marriage and in-state tuition for the children of legal immigrants.

jag August 07, 2012 at 05:06 PM
I like Mizeur as much as the next guy, but come on. Zero name recognition outside of D20 = no way to compete w/Gansler/Franchot/Brown. Maybe in 8 years, but probably more like 16.
Bubba August 08, 2012 at 02:56 AM
Mizuer is ok. Maybe a little bit too far to the left, even for Maryland. Very few of us are born with name recognition. Running for a major office helps raise name recognition even if you lose that election.
Carla Massoni August 15, 2012 at 11:53 PM
Just met with her to learn more about how she would fare on the Eastern Shore. Very impressed.
S85 November 02, 2012 at 11:38 PM
"Zero name recognition outside of D20"? What about everything she's done/doing for: Baltimore city schools; anti-fracking efforts in Garrett County; women on the Eastern Shore...oh and serving as one of only 29 super delegates in the whole state during the 2008 presidential election? I'd vote for her.


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