November 8, 2013 | by Michael K. Lavers
Progressive group endorses Mizeur for Maryland governor

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Maryland state Del. Heather Mizeur (D-Montgomery Co.) (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

A Montgomery County progressive organization on Friday endorsed state Del. Heather Mizeur (D-Montgomery County)’s gubernatorial campaign

Progressive Neighbors submitted questions to Democratic gubernatorial candidates on a range of issues including a transgender rights bill that a Maryland Senate subcommittee struck down in March. Both Mizeur and Attorney General Doug Gansler responded, but Lieutenant Gov. Anthony Brown did not.

“Progressive Neighbors is proud to endorse Del. Heather Mizeur in her campaign to become the next governor of Maryland because she is the most progressive candidate in the race,” Progressive Neighbors said in a press release.

Mizeur, who formally declared her candidacy in July, will face Gansler and Brown in the state Democratic primary in June.

The Montgomery County delegate could become the country’s first openly gay governor if Maryland voters elect her to succeed Gov. Martin O’Malley.

Michael K. Lavers has been a staff writer for the Washington Blade since May 2012. The passage of Maryland's same-sex marriage law, the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the burgeoning LGBT rights movement in Latin America and the consecration of gay New Hampshire Bishop V. Gene Robinson are among the many stories he has covered since his career began in 2002. Follow Michael

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