2022 Voter Guide: Heather R. Mizeur, candidate for U.S. Congress District 1
Election 2022 Profiles: Heather Mizeur for Maryland’s 1st Congressional District
Today, the Spy continues its informal series on profiling candidates running for office in 2022. Over the next eight months, we will be offering long-form interviews with those running for Maryland’s Governor, Attorney General, MD Congressional District 1, and several local elections in Dorchester, Kent, and Talbot Counties.
As per our educational, nonpartisan mission concerning all public affairs on the Mid-Shore, we believe these in-depth conversations offer a unique alternative to the traditional three-minute sound bite or quick quote. We will be talking to each candidate about their background, qualifications, and policy priorities as well as how they differentiate themselves from others running for the same office.
Congressional Bipartisanship Index: Rep. Harris Almost Brings Up the Rear
The Lugar Center is one of those grand sounding Washington, D.C., think tanks dedicated to high-minded policy. It was created by the late Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar, a Republican who specialized in foreign policy and was widely respected by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle during his 36 years in the Senate.
Every year, the center publishes an index rating all members of Congress on their bipartisanship — or lack thereof. It’s assembled — in collaboration with the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University — by looking at bills a member of Congress introduces and how many co-sponsors they get from across the aisle. It also considers the number of bills from sponsors of the opposing party that a member co-sponsors.
Millions raised in Md. congressional races, but just a couple of real contests
WASHINGTON – Candidates in competitive congressional races in Maryland are raising millions ahead of the July 19 primary, while Democratic incumbents in what are considered safe seats are using their fundraising power to support the party and its candidates elsewhere, Federal Election Commission filings show.
Maryland has just two high-profile House contests this year.
In the 1st District, Rep. Andy Harris, R-Cockeysville, is running in more competitive territory and appears headed for a serious challenge in November, most likely by well-funded Democrat Heather Mizeur.
Letter to Editor: Harden Wrong on Mizeur
I recently saw a disturbing fundraising email from First District congressional candidate Dave Harden, in which he argued his Democratic primary opponent, Heather Mizeur, would not be an improvement over our current Congressman, Andy Harris.
Here’s what Mr. Harden wrote: “Harris is all politics and no results … Career politician Heather Mizeur is no better.” He then listed various measures passed by the Maryland legislature when Heather Mizeur was a Delegate.
What a bizarre observation. I believe just about every Democratic voter in this district, regardless of their preference in the First District primary, would agree that this attack totally misses the point of what is at stake in the First District. Heather Mizeur is certainly not Andy Harris. If Mr. Harden thinks their records are comparable, it calls into question his understanding of the issues in this race.
Mizeur Releases Economic Plan for 1st District
Heather R. Mizeur, the leading Democratic candidate in the 1st congressional district, is releasing an economic plan Thursday designed to spur the local economy, change the business and employment narrative for the largely rural district, maximize federal resources, and spotlight her own experience at multiple levels of government.
Mizeur is timing the release of her plan to a series of appearances in Salisbury on Thursday, where she’ll visit a marina, a shipyard and a city park that’s under construction with Mayor Jacob R. Day and participate later in a Democratic candidate forum at Wor-Wic Community College.