Gay Lawmaker Running For Maryland Governor - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Gay Lawmaker Running For Maryland Governor

Posted: Updated:

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A Maryland lawmaker hopes to be elected the nation's first openly gay governor.
    
Delegate Heather Mizeur plans to make her campaign announcement Wednesday for the 2014 governor's race.
    
Mizeur, a Democrat who has been exploring a run for months, also would become Maryland's first female governor if elected, although women have run in the past.
    
Maryland legalized same-sex marriage earlier this year, after voters approved legislation in November allowing it.
    
An openly gay candidate has never been elected governor in any state.
    
Mizeur, who has been a member of Maryland's House of Delegates since 2007, has focused on health issues while in office and has been an outspoken advocate for caution in allowing drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale in western Maryland.


(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Local NewsDelmarva HeadlinesMore>>

  • New Downtown Salisbury Trolley Hopes To Attract College Students

    New Downtown Salisbury Trolley Hopes To Attract College Students

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:39:36 GMT
    SALISBURY, Md - A new mode of transportation is coming to the Downtown Salisbury area, which is home to eclectic restaurants, trendy shops, and a thriving nightlife. Unfortunately, the majority of SUMore >>
    SALISBURY, Md - A new mode of transportation is coming to the Downtown Salisbury area, which is home to eclectic restaurants, trendy shops, and a thriving nightlife. Unfortunately, the majority of SU students have been missing out on all the fun.More >>
  • National Park Service Turns 98

    National Park Service Turns 98

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:02 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:02:35 GMT
    MARYLAND- The National Park Service is turning 98 years- old this year. They're letting all it's visitors celebrate with them...for free.More >>
    MARYLAND- The National Park Service is turning 98 years- old this year. They're letting all it's visitors celebrate with them...for free.More >>
  • Flip The Switch

    Flip The Switch

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:53:51 GMT
    SALISBURY, Md- After preparing for two and a half months, Lower Shore Enterprises officially "flipped the switch" today to power up their solar energy system.More >>
    SALISBURY, Md- After preparing for two and a half months, Lower Shore Enterprises officially "flipped the switch" today to power up their solar energy system.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WMDT. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.