Release: Heather Mizeur Receives Endorsements from Prince George’s County Municipal Leaders


Thursday, October 10, 2013            

Heather Mizeur Receives Endorsements from Prince George’s County Municipal Leaders

SILVER SPRING, Maryland – Today, Delegate Heather Mizeur’s campaign for Governor of Maryland won the backing of ten local elected officials from Prince George’s County. Those endorsing include: Brentwood Councilmember Jason Barnett, Mt. Rainier Councilmember Jesse Christopherson, Cheverly Councilmember Mary Jane Coolen, New Carrollton Councilmember Liza Fenton, Glenarden Councilmember Jennifer Jenkins, Brentwood Councilmember Jennifer Murphy, Hyattsville Councilmember Patrick Paschall, Hyattsville Councilmember Shani Warner, College Park Councilmember Patrick Wojahn, and Fairmont Heights Councilmember Jacqueline Wood-Dodson.

Mary Jane Coolen has represented Ward 2 residents on the Cheverly City Council since 2011. She serves as a Cheverly Community Market Board Member and formerly served as co-chair of Progressive Cheverly. In 2006, Coolen was a member of Governor O’Malley’s Juvenile Services Transition Team.

“Cheverly could not have a better advocate for its interests than Heather Mizeur. A former city councilmember, she knows the needs of local communities better than any candidate in this race.”

Jacqueline Wood-Dodson serves on the Fairmount Heights Town Council. She has been a leading advocate for improving access to health care services and expanding programs for at-risk youth in Prince George’s County.

“Heather Mizeur is bar none the best candidate with the best ideas to improve our communities in Prince George’s County,” said Wood-Dodson.

Patrick Wojahn has represented District 1 on the College Park City Council since 2007. Since 2010, he has worked as a public policy analyst with the National Disability Rights Network. Previously, Wojahn served as chair of the Equality Maryland Foundation.

“Heather is a leader in the Maryland House of Delegates in fighting to protect our environment and conserve our natural resources,” Wojahn said. “Heather will be best able to lead our state into a sustainable future.”

The ten Prince George’s officials join Baltimore City Councilmember Mary Pat Clarke, Pastor Delman Coates, ReWired for Change CEO Sonja Sohn, a dozen current and former members of the Takoma Park City Council, the Women’s Campaign Fund, and Blue America in endorsing Mizeur’s campaign for Governor of Maryland.