Mizeur picks pastor as her running mate
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.
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