Bio Box: Heather Mizeur, candidate for governor

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NAME: Heather Mizeur.

AGE: 41.

BIRTHPLACE: Decatur, Ill.

EDUCATION: Attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 1991 to 1994.

EXPERIENCE: Legislative assistant to U.S. Rep. Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky of Pennsylvania, 1994. Legislative assistant to U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas, 1995. Legislative director for U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy Massachusetts, 1995-1998. Director of domestic policy for U.S. Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, 2003-2006. Member of the Takoma Park City Council, 2003-2005. Member of Maryland House of Delegates, 2007-present.

FAMILY: married to wife, Deborah.

QUOTE: "I think that my focus on middle class and small business tax reform and closing that income inequality gap is my top priority and where I would dig down deeper than what I've seen us been able to do over the last eight years."

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