Chestertown, MD — Today, Heather Mizeur, Democratic candidate for Congress in Maryland’s First District, announced she has earned the support of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Locals 27 and 400, representing thousands of workers across Maryland.
UFCW is the first labor union to endorse in the First District race, throwing its support behind Mizeur, who has already earned the support of dozens of state and local elected officials and seven members of Maryland’s congressional delegation. During her eight years in the state legislature, Mizeur was a consistent champion for Maryland workers and their families.
“We are proud to endorse Heather Mizeur for Congress,” said UFCW Local 400 President Mark Federici. “The daughter of a union welder, Heather has been a dedicated and fierce advocate for working families throughout her time in politics. She stood strong with our union as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, and we know she will be a champion for us in Congress.”
“Heather Mizeur grew up in a union household, and she has been a tenacious advocate for working families ever since entering elected office,” said UFCW Local 27 President Jason Chorpenning. “We have the opportunity in 2022 to unseat a congressman whose record is consistently anti-worker, and send a bold champion for labor to Washington. Heather has Local 27’s full endorsement – we trust her to protect workers and make us proud in Congress.”
“Earning the support of organized labor, our most dedicated champions for workers, is deeply personal for me. My father was a factory welder for 32 years. Much of my family history was defined by labor strikes against his corporate employer, where my Dad and his fellow union members fought for better wages and benefits,” said Heather Mizeur, Democratic candidate for Congress in Maryland’s First District. “UFCW represents thousands of Marylanders, including some of the most vulnerable frontline workers in the state – and I am committed to championing their interests in Congress, as I did when I served in the Maryland Legislature.”
Mizeur’s momentum continues to grow, as she racks up new endorsements from prominent Maryland organizations and leaders. Campaign finance reports showed she out-raised incumbent Congressman Andy Harris in all four quarters of 2021 and broke the record for off-year fundraising in the First District. The district was also recently named one of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s top pick-up opportunities in 2022.