November 11, 2013 | by Michael K. Lavers
Mizeur to announce running mate

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Maryland state Del. Heather Mizeur (D-Tacoma Park) (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

The Washington Blade has learned Maryland gubernatorial candidate Heather Mizeur will formally announce her running mate on Wednesday.

Mizeur, who represents Takoma Park and Silver Spring in the state House of Delegates, confirmed she will make the announcement at American Legion Post 41 in Silver Spring. She did not disclose who her running mate is.

The Montgomery County Democrat will face Attorney General Doug Gansler and Lieutenant Gov. Anthony Brown in the state Democratic primary in June.

Gansler last month tapped state Del. Jolene Ivey (D-Prince George’s County) as his running mate. Howard County Executive Ken Ulman in June joined Brown’s campaign after he abandoned his own gubernatorial bid.

Mizeur 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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