Del. Heather R. Mizeur (D-Montgomery) picked up a dozen endorsements of her gubernatorial bid Wednesday from past and present elected officials in Takoma Park, her hometown.
Mizeur, a former Takoma Park council member, called the backing “incredibly meaningful to me” in a statement released by her campaign.
“Takoma Park is a community with a strong social justice conscience that turns shared values into action,” Mizeur said in a statement.
Mizeur faces Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown (D) and Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler (D) in next year’s Democratic primary to succeed Gov. Martin O’Malley (D).
Brown rolled out the endorsements of dozens of fellow Democrats during the summer. Gansler has said he will claim his share of endorsements but does not plan to announce any before he formally declares his candidacy later this month.
Those endorsing Mizeur on Wednesday included Takoma Park Mayor Bruce Williams and current council members Seth Grimes, Kay Daniels-Cohen, Terry Seamens, Jarrett Smith and Fred Schultz.
Mizeur also claimed the backing of former mayors Kathy Porter and Ed Sharp; and former council members Colleen Clay, Hank Prensky, Dan Robinson and Reuben Snipper.
Mizeur served on the council from 2003 to 2005, prior to her election to the House of Delegates.