Washington, DC – Today, Equality PAC Co-Chairs Chairman Mark Takano (D-CA) and Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) announced the endorsement of former State Delegate Heather Mizeur for Maryland’s 1st Congressional District. Mizeur is running to unseat incumbent Republican Rep. Andy Harris. After leaving the Maryland House of Delegates, Mizeur founded Soul Force Politics, a non-profit organization dedicated to bridging the worsening divisions in American politics and civic life.
“Time and time again, over her many years of public service, Heather Mizeur has bravely gone to bat for the LGBTQ community, even before others would do so,” said Equality PAC Co-Chair Chairman Mark Takano. “As a member of Congress, she will be not just a reliable vote on key issues for us, but a leader and a champion on a range of issues important to communities on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.”
“Heather brings a set of experiences that will benefit our caucus tremendously,” said Equality PAC Co-Chair Congressman David Cicilline. “She’s a health care policy expert who has prioritized securing better coverage for LGBTQ Americans, and she has years of experience advocating for civil rights. We’re proud to add our name to the long list of supporters backing her grassroots campaign to finally beat Andy Harris, who has a record of opposing equal rights for LGBTQ Marylanders.”
Heather Mizeur has spent her professional life over the last twenty-five years passionately engaged in public service. Heather was known as a legislative powerhouse during the eight years she served in the Maryland House of Delegates. Before her election to the Maryland General Assembly, she served as U.S. Senator John Kerry’s Domestic Policy Director for four years and was the principal architect of his 2004 presidential campaign’s health care reform agenda. Today, she is a small business owner and farmer, and lives with her wife Deborah on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
Equality PAC is the political arm of the Congressional LGBTQ Equality Caucus and is dedicated to the full legal and societal equality for LGBTQ Americans. All funds raised into Equality PAC are spent supporting and electing openly LGBTQ individuals and strong LGBTQ allies to the United States Congress who are committed to passing the Equality ACT and to ensuring full civil rights and protections for all LGBTQ Americans.
In total, Equality PAC raised over $6.3m for Equality PAC during the previous two-year cycle — with generous supporters in all 50 states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico and throughout the business community. In addition to this, Equality PAC raised over $2.7m directly for our endorsed LGBTQ congressional candidates and funded crucial independent expenditures.
To learn more about Mizeur and her campaign, please visit heathermizeur.com.