An openly gay member of the Maryland
House of Delegates is considering a run for governor.
Heather Mizeur, whose personal appeals
to colleagues is given partial credit for passage of a gay marriage
bill earlier this year, told gay weekly the Washington
Blade that she is seriously considering a run in 2014.
“I'm taking a very serious look at
it,” Mizeur told the paper. “I can't say for sure what 2014 is
going to bring but … I know that I would make a good chief
executive. I have good ideas for keeping Maryland moving forward.”
Voters on November 6 upheld the
marriage law approved by lawmakers.
“Right now we're taking stock of what
happened in the last election,” the 40-year-old Democrat added.
“It was incredible to see a big win with Tammy Baldwin being
elected the first openly gay senator and Kyrsten Sinema making
history in Congress [as the first openly bisexual member]. It really has
inspired us to keep pushing forward. So, yes, I'm seriously
considering running for governor because we need more diverse voices
at that level of government.”