Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Takoma Park delegate asks to be called a "rumored" candidate during interview with journalist.
Takoma Park Del. Heather Mizeur (D-District 20) took a spin on her own rumor mill yesterday when she took time to remind this journalist that she's considering running for governor in 2014. With nearly 21 months until the election, what else is a maybe-contender for the state's highest seat supposed to do? The exchange took place during an interview at an event at Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville yesterday in support of proposed legislation which would require Maryland employers to provide workers with paid sick leave. "If you care to, put in there 'rumored gubernatorial candidate,'" said Mizeur as the interview concluded, jokingly suggesting how she might like to be referenced in a report noting her advocacy for the mandatory sick-leave…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
If Heather Mizeur decides to run and wins, she would be the first openly gay candidate elected to governor in American history.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
By David Gutman for Capital News Service TAKOMA PARK—She’s a progressive state delegate who has partnered on legislation with a Tea Party Republican. She used to work as a registered federal lobbyist. And she co-owns an organic medicinal herb farm. It seems fair to say that Maryland has never had a candidate for governor quite like Del. Heather Mizeur (D-Takoma Park). Oh, and if she decides to run and wins, she would be the first openly gay candidate elected to governor in American history. “I’m taking a very serious look at it,” Mizeur said when asked if she will run for governor in 2014. “I’m not really looking at plan B options right now, my focus is on the upcoming 2013 [legislative] session and weighing through whether or not I get…
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Both senators representing East Montgomery County vote against putting expanded gambling on the ballot, but delegates split.
State senators and delegates representing Burtonsville, Silver Spring and Takoma Park split Wednesday on whether to put expanded gaming up for a referendum. The measure, which passed the Senate Wednesday morning with a 32-14 vote, would leave it up to voters to approve the expansion of gaming to a sixth location in the area that includes both National Harbor and Rosecroft Raceway. A majority of Prince George's County voters are required to vote in favor of a site in their county—something they rejected in 2008. According to an unofficial roll call, Sens. Jamie Raskin (D-Dist 20, which includes Takoma Park and Silver Spring) and Karen Montgomery (D-Dist 14, which includes parts of Silver Spring and Burtonsville) both voted "nay" on the bill…
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Del. Heather Mizeur helped push through gay marriage legislation in Maryland this year.
Gay rights advocates were dealt a win Tuesday when President Barack Obama endorsed same sex marriage. Takoma Park resident Del. Heather Mizeur (D-Dist. 20), who has long been vocal about gay marriage rights and who helped shepherd the state's Marriage Equality Act to approval this past legislative session, applauded Obama for making the commitment. "Our president put into words what thousands of LGBT couples already know: that marriage equality is about the power of love and commitment overcoming the forces of fear; that every committed couple should be treated equally under the law; and that every family should be able to protect their children," Mizeur wrote to supporters in an email. With the signature of Gov. Martin O'Malley, Maryland …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
The referendum would look into raising the income tax to fund school construction.
A Baltimore lawmaker is miffed over a referendum, proposed by Del. Heather Mizeur (D-Dist. 20, of Takoma Park), that would raise the state income tax and use the funds for school construction, according to a report in the Gazette. Baltimore Del. Frank M. Conaway Jr. (D-Dist. 40) doesn't think the Montgomery County delegate should be meddling in how Baltimore runs its schools. "I understand that the Baltimore city school system may be in need of money, but I think this type of action should be initiated by a Baltimore city delegate," Conaway of Baltimore wrote, according to the Gazette story.