Equality PAC, the political arm of the Congressional LGBTQ Equality Caucus, announced Tuesday — the first day of LGBTQ Pride Month — that it is endorsing former state Del. Heather R. Mizeur (D) for Maryland’s 1st District House seat.
Mizeur, who is a lesbian, is seeking to challenge six-term Rep. Andrew P. Harris (R) in the district, which takes in the Eastern Shore and portions of Harford, Baltimore and Carroll counties.
“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 Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.), the Equality PAC co-chair. “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.”
The PAC’s other co-chair, Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), said Mizeur’s experience as a health care policy expert would be welcome in Congress and would aid the LGBTQ community.
“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.”
Equality PAC raised over $6.3 million in the 2020 election cycle to support openly LGBTQ candidates and allies. There are currently nine openly LGBTQ members in the House of Representatives, along with an open lesbian and an open bisexual woman serving in the U.S. Senate.