WHY I’M RUNNING

#MoCoPromise

I was born and raised in Montgomery County. It’s one of the most diverse counties in the nation. My wife, Michele, and I chose to stay and raise our three daughters here so they’d grow up in vibrant, welcoming and diverse neighborhoods, with economic opportunity for all and world-class public schools. This is what I call the Montgomery County Promise.

But many people in Montgomery County are struggling. We aren’t keeping the #MoCoPromise to everyone. We need new leaders in Rockville with fresh ideas to help Montgomery County keep its promise. That is why I am running for Montgomery County Council At-Large, and why I am asking for your vote.

If I earn the honor of serving you on the county council, I promise I will fight for affordable and accessible child care, the best public schools possible, support for small businesses and smarter land-use planning. And I will work to provide our aging neighbors who helped build Montgomery County the support, dignity, and respect they deserve.

ENDORSEMENTS

“I am honored to endorse Will Jawando for County Council At-Large. Will is an exceptional leader with a lifelong record of public service to Montgomery County and the nation. He worked as a public policy attorney on Capitol Hill and for President Obama in the White House. I was proud to appoint Will to serve on the Montgomery County Commission on Juvenile Justice, and worked with him to provide support for Summer R.I.S.E, a summer career internship program for high school students that he spearheaded.”

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Ike Leggett - Montgomery County Council Executive

“I am proud to endorse Will Jawando in his race for Montgomery County Council At-Large. Montgomery County is one of the most diverse in the nation, and growing more diverse every day. Growing up in Montgomery County, Will understands the needs of our community and has a progressive record of public service at the local, state and federal level. He also has the policy background that we need on the County Council.”

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Nancy Navarro - Democratic incumbent County Council Member

“I’m supporting Will Jawando in his race for Montgomery County Council At-Large. I’m endorsing Will for a very simple reason. His values, policy experience and his character demonstrate without a doubt, that he will be a fighter for everyone who lives in Montgomery County. We want the same thing. We want justice, opportunity and fairness, for everyone. I’m looking forward to working with Will, when he is on the County Council, to stamp out discrimination and hate crimes, and safeguard those who need our support and protection.”

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John McCarthy - State's Attorney for Montgomery County

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Environment

Smart Growth

World-Class Education

Quality of Family Life

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • May 23

    Meet-and-Greet
    Burnt Mills


  • May 24

    Meet-and-Greet
    Gaithersburg


  • May 31

    Meet-and-Greet
    Laytonsville


  • June 2

    Meet-and-Greet
    Forest Glen


  • June 9

    Meet-and-Greet
    Silver Spring


  • June 10

    Meet-and-Greet
    Gaithersburg


  • June 11

    Meet-and-Greet
    Takoma Park


  • June 12

    Meet-and-Greet
    Downtown Silver Spring


  • June 15

    Meet-and-Greet
    Gaithersburg


  • June 18

    Meet-and-Greet
    Downtown Silver Spring


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PRESS RELEASES

04 MayBuilding Workers’ Union Endorses Jawando


The labor union representing building cleaners, maintenance workers, security guards, and engineers, SEIU 32BJ, announced its endorsement of Will Jawando, Democrat for Montgomery County Council At-Large.

“Low-wage workers like 32BJ’s cleaners and security officers trust in Will to stand with working families. We’re confident that with his policy background and life experience, he will make a significant difference for the County residents,” said Jaime Contreras, vice president of the Capital Area District of SEIU 32BJ.

“I want to thank the working people of SEIU 32BJ for their support in this race. We share the goals of creating an economy in Montgomery County that supports working families, with good-paying jobs, fair and affordable housing, and welcoming, safe and diverse neighborhoods,” Jawando said. “I’m proud to earn the endorsements of every major progressive organization involved in Montgomery County. We have a lot of work to do together to keep the Montgomery County Promise — and that is work I look forward to.”

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04 MayCoalition of Asian Pacific American Democrats Endorse Jawando


Will Jawando welcomed the endorsement of his campaign for Montgomery County Council At-Large by the Coalition of Asian Pacific American Democrats, which singled out Jawando’s record on behalf of immigrant communities, diversity and policy fairness as the reason for their support.

In a joint statement, Stan Tsai, CAPAD Co-Chair and Chung Pak, CAPAD Endorsement Committee Co-Chair, said: “We support Will because we recognize his commitment to promote diversity and fairness, recognize the special needs of multi-cultural communities, and support of economic empowerment for minority communities and the community at large. We feel Will’s Montgomery County Promise is a call to action to help improve Maryland’s and Montgomery County’s economic position, address and integrate the special needs of our immigrant communities, support minority small businesses, and continue to make Maryland and Montgomery County one of the best places to live for working families.”

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02 MayJawando obtiene el endoso del Latino Democratic Club


Citando una “demostración de compromiso con la comunidad latina,” el Latino Democratic Club del condado de Montgomery anunció hoy su endoso de Will Jawando, demócrata para el Consejo del Condado, “At-Large.”

“El ‘Promise of Montgomery County’ incluye comunidades seguras, agradables y diversas. Eso es especialmente cierto en nuestra comunidad de inmigrantes. Mi padre era un inmigrante a este país, y como hijo de un inmigrante, conozco de primera mano los desafíos que enfrentan los nuevos estadounidenses y las personas de color,” dijo Jawando.

“Me siento honrado obteniendo el apoyo del Latino Democratic Club. Me dedico a trabajar para todos los ciudadanos del condado de Montgomery, y espero estar asociado con con nuestra comunidad latina en la política de sostener y crecer pequeñas empresas familiares, garantizar escuelas públicas de alta calidad para cada niño y mejorar la competencia cultural en todos los servicios del gobierno.”

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01 MayJawando Earns Latino Democratic Club Endorsement


Citing a “demonstration of commitment to the Latino community,” the Latino Democratic Club of Montgomery County today announced its endorsement of Will Jawando, Democrat for County Council At-Large.

“The Promise of Montgomery County includes safe, welcoming and diverse communities. That’s especially true of our immigrant community. My father was an immigrant to this country, and as the son of an immigrant, I know firsthand the challenges that new Americans and people of color face,” Jawando said.

“I’m honored to earn the support of the Latino Democratic Club. I am devoted to working for every citizen of Montgomery County, and I look forward to partnering with our Latino community on policy to sustain and grow small, family-owned businesses, ensure high-quality public schools for every child, and improve cultural competency in all government services.”

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