Release: Mizeur to Introduce Rev. Delman Coates As Lieutenant Governor Candidate
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Mizeur to Introduce Rev. Delman Coates As Lieutenant Governor Candidate
SILVER SPRING, Maryland – Later today, Heather Mizeur, Democratic candidate for governor, will introduce Reverend Delman Coates as her lieutenant governor candidate at a campaign rally in Silver Spring. They will be joined by their families, supporters and several endorsers.
Coates has served as the Senior Pastor of Mt. Ennon Baptist Church in Clinton, Maryland, since 2004. Under his leadership the congregation has grown from 1,800 to 8,000 members. His work at Mt. Ennon includes numerous community outreach programs, including clothing and food drives for the needy, support groups, and health & wellness education programming.
Nationally known for his work on social justice and combating inequalities, Coates is an outspoken champion on a range of progressive issues, including health care, the Voting Rights Act, immigration reform, and foreclosure protection.
In addition to playing a significant role in the 2012 campaign for marriage equality in Maryland, Coates works on a national level with African American leaders and congregations around the country to raise awareness and rally support for marriage equality, common sense gun reform, and fair voting rights and other civil rights issues.
Coates and his wife Yolanda have two sons, ages ten and seven, and four-year-old twin girls.