Mizeur picks pas­tor as her run­ning mate

The Washington Times Daily - - Metro -

The pas­tor of a black church in Prince Ge­orge’s County will be Del­e­gate Heather R. Mizeur’s run­ning mate in her bid for Maryland gover­nor.

Ms. Mizeur’s cam­paign an­nounced Wednes­day that the Rev. Del­man Coates will run for lieu­tenant gover­nor on her ticket.

Mr. Coates is the pas­tor of Mt. En­non Bap­tist Church in Clin­ton. In a break with some other black church lead­ers from Prince Ge­orge’s County, he was an ad­vo­cate for le­gal­iza­tion of gay mar­riage in Maryland.

Ms. Mizeur said she worked closely with Mr. Coates to en­act the gay mar­riage law and help it sur­vive a ref­er­en­dum. She called him “a thought­ful, charis­matic change agent for the peo­ple.”

Ms. Mizeur is a Mont­gomery County Demo­crat. She’s run­ning against Lt. Gov. An­thony G. Brown and At­tor­ney Gen­eral Dou­glas F. Gansler for the party’s nom­i­na­tion for gover­nor.

AN­DREW S. GERACI/THE WASH­ING­TON TIMES

Chris Cox places his hand on the shoul­der of Crowd It For­ward’s Ken­dall Almerico dur­ing Wednes­day’s cer­e­mony at the Lin­coln Me­mo­rial.

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