On Wednesday Delegate Heather Mizeur announced her campaign for Governor of Maryland and will kick off a weekend of events around the state. She released the following statement:
I’m running for governor because I love this state and I see limitless possibilities on what we can accomplish together to grow our economy, improve our schools, protect our environment, promote our health, and create safe and thriving neighborhoods in every community across Maryland.
I want to see Maryland live up to its full potential rather than settling for “good enough” – and the most effective way for me to do that now is as governor. I know that the solution at every turn is found by working together. We are one community, and we need to start talking and interacting and working together like we understand that in our core.
It’s time to fundamentally change the way we do business, the way we govern. And that starts with a different kind of candidate, running a different sort of campaign.
We’re running this campaign out in communities across Maryland – not just giving speeches, or holding rallies, but working side-by-side with our neighbors – working to make Maryland stronger. I’ve been warned that this will take too much time, draw too little press, keep me from fundraising full-time. But I believe that the best way to help Maryland is to lift up our communities and get our hands dirty. That starts on the campaign trail.
Mizeur has served as a District 20 delegate for seven years, representing the Takoma Park and Silver Spring communities. Prior to her work in the Maryland General Assembly, Mizeur spent several years on Capitol Hill, notably as Senator John Kerry’s domestic policy director, and served on the Takoma Park City Council.
Mizeur’s twenty years of experience crafting policy has made her a progressive powerhouse in Annapolis, where she has worked to expand health care to children, protect reproductive rights for women, safeguard the environment and bring new technology jobs to Maryland.
Mizeur lives in Takoma Park with her wife, Deborah. They own and operate an organic farm on the Eastern Shore. Mizeur would be the first woman governor of Maryland and the first openly gay governor in the country.
Tomorrow, Mizeur will be attending the J. Millard Tawes Clam Bake in Crisfield, MD.
In an effort to engage supporters and community members in activities that will have direct impact on their neighbors and families, Mizeur will spearhead a series of service projects in the coming days and months. Currently the campaign has 16 house parties and nine service projects scheduled through late summer.
Service Projects through the weekend:
Friday, July 19 at 6:15 pm Food Drive @ Irie Café, 2200 Petrie Lane, Glenarden, MD
Saturday, July 20 at 1pm School Playground Painting, Galway Elementary School, 12612 Galway Drive, Silver Spring, MD
Sunday, July 21 at 11am Wetland Cleanup and Trail Rebuilding, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, 2145 Key Wallace Drive, Cambridge, MD
Monday, July 22 at 2pm Reading with Children, Goodnow Community Center, 5311 Goodnow Road, Baltimore, MD