In a year and a half, Heather R. Mizeur will either be the first female governor of Maryland and the first openly gay candidate to be governor in the nation, or not in politics at all. If she doesn’t prevail, the Takoma Park Democrat is seemingly at ease with the prospect of walking away from the game, altogether.
July 22, 2013 Heather R. Mizeur reads from the Shel Silverstein book “Where the Sidewalk Ends” at the Goodnow Community Center in Baltimore. Ashlyn Simon, 11, left, listens. Mizeur, a Democratic member of the Maryland House of Delegates, recently launched her bid for governor. Astrid Riecken/For The Washington Post Buy Photo