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}}{{tnr}}'''Heather R. Mizeur''' (b. December 6, 1972) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Maryland House of Delegates]], representing District 20. She was first elected to the chamber in 2007.
 
}}{{tnr}}'''Heather R. Mizeur''' (b. December 6, 1972) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Maryland House of Delegates]], representing District 20. She was first elected to the chamber in 2007.
  
Mizeur {{2014is}} a candidate for [[Maryland gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2014|Governor of Maryland]] in [[Maryland state executive official elections, 2014|2014]].<ref>[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/17/heather-mizeur-governor-maryland_n_3607018.html?utm_hp_ref=politics ''The Huffington Post,'' Heather Mizeur Running For Governor Of Maryland , July 17, 2013]</ref> She formally announced her bid to succeed term-limited [[Democratic]] incumbent Gov. [[Martin O'Malley]] on July 17, 2013. Mizeur {{2014isseeking}} the Democratic nomination in the primary on June 24, 2014. She will share a ticket with Prince George pastor [[Delman Coates]], whom she announced as her running-mate for lieutenant governor on Nov. 13, 2013.<ref name=announce14>[http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2013-11-14/news/bs-md-rodricks-1114-20131113_1_wage-heather-mizeur-marylanders ''Baltimore Sun,'' "Mizeur makes smart moves as candidate for governor," November 14, 2013]</ref><ref name=ltgov14>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/del-heather-mizeur-scheduled-to-announce-running-mate-in-her-run-for-governor/2013/11/13/758fb4ca-4c40-11e3-bf60-c1ca136ae14a_story.html ''Washington Post,'' "Del. Heather Mizeur selects the Rev. Delman Coates as running-mate," November 13, 2013]</ref> {{Nov2014genelection}} If victorious, Mizeur will be the state's first female to hold the governor's office, as well as the country's first openly gay governor.<ref name=somd>[http://www.somdnews.com/article/20130717/NEWS/130719122/1074/section/news07/&template=southernMaryland ''SoMdNews,'' "Mizeur makes gubernatorial bid official," July 17, 2013]</ref>
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Mizeur {{2014is}} a candidate for [[Maryland gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2014|Governor of Maryland]] in [[Maryland state executive official elections, 2014|2014]].<ref>[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/17/heather-mizeur-governor-maryland_n_3607018.html?utm_hp_ref=politics ''The Huffington Post,'' Heather Mizeur Running For Governor Of Maryland , July 17, 2013]</ref> She formally announced her bid to succeed term-limited [[Democratic]] incumbent Gov. [[Martin O'Malley]] on July 17, 2013. Mizeur {{2014isseeking}} the Democratic nomination in the primary on June 24, 2014. She will share a ticket with Prince George pastor [[Delman Coates]], whom she announced as her running-mate for lieutenant governor on Nov. 13, 2013.<ref name=announce14>[http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2013-11-14/news/bs-md-rodricks-1114-20131113_1_wage-heather-mizeur-marylanders ''Baltimore Sun,'' "Mizeur makes smart moves as candidate for governor," November 14, 2013]</ref><ref name=ltgov14>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/del-heather-mizeur-scheduled-to-announce-running-mate-in-her-run-for-governor/2013/11/13/758fb4ca-4c40-11e3-bf60-c1ca136ae14a_story.html ''Washington Post'', "Del. Heather Mizeur selects the Rev. Delman Coates as running-mate," November 13, 2013]</ref> {{Nov2014genelection}} If victorious, Mizeur will be the state's first female to hold the governor's office, as well as the country's first openly gay governor.<ref name=somd>[http://www.somdnews.com/article/20130717/NEWS/130719122/1074/section/news07/&template=southernMaryland ''SoMdNews,'' "Mizeur makes gubernatorial bid official," July 17, 2013]</ref>
  
 
Maryland state law forbids candidates from running for more than one office in the same electoral cycle, therefore Mizeur's entry into the 2014 gubernatorial race renders her ineligible to seek re-election to the state House when her seat next comes up in [[Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2014|2014]].<ref name=somd/>
 
Maryland state law forbids candidates from running for more than one office in the same electoral cycle, therefore Mizeur's entry into the 2014 gubernatorial race renders her ineligible to seek re-election to the state House when her seat next comes up in [[Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2014|2014]].<ref name=somd/>

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Heather Mizeur
60mizeur.jpg
Current candidacy
Running for Governor of Maryland
Date of primaryJune 24, 2014
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Maryland House of Delegates District 20
In office
2007-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$142/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolBlue Mound High School
Personal
BirthdayDecember 6, 1972
Place of birthBlue Mound, Illinois
ProfessionFounder/Chief Executive Officer, Mizeur Group
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Heather R. Mizeur (b. December 6, 1972) is a Democratic member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 20. She was first elected to the chamber in 2007.

Mizeur is a candidate for Governor of Maryland in 2014.[1] She formally announced her bid to succeed term-limited Democratic incumbent Gov. Martin O'Malley on July 17, 2013. Mizeur is seeking the Democratic nomination in the primary on June 24, 2014. She will share a ticket with Prince George pastor Delman Coates, whom she announced as her running-mate for lieutenant governor on Nov. 13, 2013.[2][3] The general election takes place November 4, 2014. If victorious, Mizeur will be the state's first female to hold the governor's office, as well as the country's first openly gay governor.[4]

Maryland state law forbids candidates from running for more than one office in the same electoral cycle, therefore Mizeur's entry into the 2014 gubernatorial race renders her ineligible to seek re-election to the state House when her seat next comes up in 2014.[4]

Biography

Mizeur's professional experience includes working as Government Affairs Advisor of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis, Limited Liability Partnership, for Preston Gates Ellis & Rouvelas Meeds, LLP, Director of Domestic Policy to U.S. Senator John F. Kerry, and Legislative Director to U.S. Representative Joseph P. Kennedy II.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Mizeur served on these committees:

  • Appropriations
  • Oversight Committee on Pensions
  • Subcommittee on Capital Budget
  • Subcommittee on Education and Economic Development, Vice Chair

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Mizeur served on these committees:

  • Appropriations
    • Oversight Committee on Pensions
    • Subcommittee on Health and Human Resources

Elections

2014

See also: Maryland gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2014

On July 17, 2013, Mizeur officially announced her candidacy for Governor of Maryland. The seat will be open in 2014 because incumbent Martin O'Malley is prevented by term-limits from seeking re-election.[5]

She is seeking the Democratic nomination in the primary election on June 24, 2014, on a ticket with her pick for a lieutenant governor running-mate, Delman Coates.[3] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Polls

Primary trial heats for 2014 gubernatorial race
Poll Anthony Brown Doug GanslerHeather MizeurUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Brown-Ulman Internal Poll conducted by Garin-Hart-Yang
(September 11-15, 2013)
43%21%5%31%+/-4.0608
Gonzales Research/Marketing Strategies Poll
(October 1-14, 2013)
41%21%5%33%+/--403
Baltimore Sun Poll
(February 8-12, 2014)
35%14%10%40%+/-4.4500
Washington Post Poll
(February 13-16, 2014)
32%15%9%39%+/-3.51,002
The Maryland Poll
(April 10-13, 2014)
27%11%8%54%+/-3.17954
WPA Opinion Research
(May 6-7,2014)
34%20%7%40%+/-4.9400
AVERAGES 35.33% 17% 7.33% 39.5% +/-1.86 644.5
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org
Primary trial heats for 2014 gubernatorial race
Poll Anthony Brown Doug GanslerPeter FranchotKen UlmanNot sureMargin of ErrorSample Size
Garin-Heart-Young Poll
(September 13-14, 2012)
31%18%14%4%33%+/-4.4504
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org
Primary trial heats for 2014 gubernatorial race
Poll Anthony Brown Doug GanslerKen UlmanNot sureMargin of ErrorSample Size
Garin-Heart-Young Poll
(September 13-14, 2012)
37%23%5%33%+/-4.4504
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org


Primary trial heats for 2014 gubernatorial race
Poll Anthony Brown Doug GanslerNot sureMargin of ErrorSample Size
Garin-Heart-Young Poll
(September 13-14, 2012)
41%25%34%+/-4.4504
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org


Hypothetical Match-up Brown vs. Hogan
Poll Anthony Brown Larry HoganNot sureMargin of ErrorSample Size
WPA Opinion Research
(May 6-7,2014)
42%35%23%+/-4.9400
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org


Race background

Incumbent Martin O'Malley (D) is prevented by term limits from seeking a third consecutive term in office.

Current incumbent Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown officially launched his 2014 gubernatorial campaign on May 10, 2013. If he wins, Brown will be the first lieutenant governor (since the lieutenant governor's office was created in 1970) and first African-American to be elected governor of Maryland.[6][7] O'Malley, with whom Brown shared winning tickets in both the 2006 and 2010 elections, supports Brown as his successor.[8] Brown's lieutenant gubernatorial running-mate is Howard County Executive Ken Ulman.[9] Immediately after formalizing their partnership for the 2014 campaign, the Brown-Ulman ticket received the endorsement of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD). A number of Cumming's congressional colleagues announced their support soon thereafter, as well as influential branches of SEIU, a major labor union.[10][11][12]

On July 17, 2013, another potentially history making candidate entered the Democratic primary field to give Brown some competition: Maryland House Delegate Heather Mizeur.[13] If victorious, Mizeur would have been the first female Governor of Maryland, as well as the country's first openly gay governor.[4] Current state attorney general Doug Gansler also sought the Democratic nomination for governor in 2014. On Oct. 14, 2013, Gansler announced that he had selected Prince George County Delegate Jolene Ivey for his lieutenant gubernatorial running-mate. Keeping with the trailblazer theme established earlier by Brown and Mizeur to entice more progressive-leaning voters, the Gansler-Ivey ticket also carried the promise of setting an historical record, statewide and national. After joining Gansler's campaign, Ivey stated, "I am proud to be the first African-American woman to run for lieutenant governor, and when we win, to be the first Democratic African-American woman to be lieutenant governor in our nation's history."[14] Both Gansler and Mizeur lost in the Democratic primary on June 24, 2014.

Controversies

State investigation of Change Maryland

Republican candidate Larry Hogan was the subject of a complaint to the Maryland State Board of Elections, related to potential assistance of the candidate by Change Maryland. The political communications group, which was created by Hogan in 2011, had been accused of conducting polls and providing resources during Hogan's exploration of a gubernatorial bid. The complaint was filed by David Craig and Ron George, who were defeated by Hogan in the Republican primary on June 24, 2014. The state board dismissed the complaint in July, determining that Hogan likely received assistance from Change Maryland but the board lacked oversight over candidates prior to official filings.[15]

The Maryland Democratic Party filed a new claim regarding Hogan's relationship with Change Maryland on July 24. This complaint alleges that the poll referenced in the earlier complaint cost $10,000, which represented an illegal in-kind contribution to Hogan. Hogan's campaign manager, Adam Dubitsky, countered that the Democratic complaint was an effort to distract from changing political fortunes for the party's candidate, Lt. Governor Anthony Brown.[16]


Endorsements

  • EMILY'S list[17]
  • Maryland National Organization for Women[17]
  • The Sierra Club[17]

2010

See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Mizeur successfully won re-election in the general election on November 2, 2010. She won the second of three seats in the district. No Republicans ran.[18]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 20 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Sheila Hixson (D) 23,782
Green check mark transparent.png Heather Mizeur (D) 22,532
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Hucker (D) 22,434

2006

On November 7, 2006, Heather Mizeur ran for District 20 of the Maryland House of Delegates, winning the second of three seats, losing to Sheila Hixson but beating Tom Hucker, and John Wrightson.[19]

Heather Mizeur raised $140,490 for her campaign.[20]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 20
Candidates Votes Percent
Sheila Hixson (D) 24,124 32.0%
Heather Mizeur (D) 23,233 30.8%
Tom Hucker (D) 22,704 30.1%
John Wrightson (R) 5,032 6.7%
Write-Ins 266 0.4%

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, a year in which Mizeur was up for re-election, she collected $216,137 in donations.[21]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:

Maryland House of Delegates 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Heather Mizeur's campaign in 2010
Blank$12,000
Matros, Richard$6,000
1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East$6,000
Ortenzio, Robert A$4,000
Blank$4,000
Total Raised in 2010 $216,137

2006

In 2006, Heather Mizeur collected $140,490 in donations.[22]

Her six largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Coale Cooley Lietz $8,000
Heather Mizeur $7,122
Montgomery County Career Fire Fighters Local 1664 $4,000
Maryland Community Health System $4,000
Phillip Ragon $4,000
Valerie Rogers $4,000

Personal

Mizeur is a member of Women Legislators of Maryland, the Montgomery County Delegation, and is Senior Technical Advisor for the Montgomery County Latino Health Initiative.[23]

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References

  1. The Huffington Post, Heather Mizeur Running For Governor Of Maryland , July 17, 2013
  2. Baltimore Sun, "Mizeur makes smart moves as candidate for governor," November 14, 2013
  3. 3.0 3.1 Washington Post, "Del. Heather Mizeur selects the Rev. Delman Coates as running-mate," November 13, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 SoMdNews, "Mizeur makes gubernatorial bid official," July 17, 2013
  5. Washington Blade, "Exclusive: Mizeur eyeing run for Maryland governor," November 14, 2012
  6. WBAL Radio, "Brown Kicks Off Bid for Governor Today," May 10, 2013
  7. The Washington Post, "Steele Running Against History," August 7, 2005
  8. Washington Blade, "Exclusive: Mizeur eyeing run for Maryland governor," November 14, 2012
  9. The Washington Post, "New candidates to step forward Monday in Maryland’s race for governor," June 2, 2013
  10. Brown-Ulman 2014 Official campaign website, "News: 'SEIU Maryland-DC State Council Endorses Anthony Brown and Ken Ulman,'" September 30, 2013
  11. The Washington Post, "Mikulski says she's 'ready to get into it' to help elect Anthony Brown as governor," September 22, 2013
  12. The Washington Post, Hoyer to announce support of Brown in Maryland 2014 race for governor, July 17, 2013
  13. The Huffington Post, Heather Mizeur Running For Governor Of Maryland , July 17, 2013
  14. Wbal.com, "Gansler announces runningmate," October 14, 2013
  15. The Washington Post, "Md. elections board says group benefited GOP’s Hogan but tosses rivals’ complaint," July 10, 2014
  16. The Washington Post, "Md. Democratic Party files complaint targeting GOP candidate Larry Hogan," July 24, 2014
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Baltimore Sun, Sierra Club endorses Mizeur, January 20, 2014
  18. Maryland Secretary of State, "Official general election results," accessed March 4, 2014
  19. http://www.elections.state.md.us/elections/2006/results/general/office_House_of_Delegates.html Maryland House of Delegates official election results for 2006]
  20. Follow the Money, "Mizeur's 2006 campaign contributions," accessed March 25, 2014
  21. Follow the Money, "Maryland 2010 - Candidates," accessed March 24, 2014
  22. Follow the Money, Heather Mizeur
  23. Project Vote Smart - Rep. Mizeur's Biography," accessed March 25, 2014