SILVER SPRING, Md. — 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.”

Jawando was endorsed by both the CAPAD of Maryland, and its regional affiliate, CAPAD of Montgomery County. CAPAD’s mission is to help promote, support and advance the interests of the Democratic Party in Maryland. The group’s leadership is composed of a representative group of top community leaders across the diverse Asian-Pacific American and other ethnic communities.

“It’s an honor to earn the support of CAPAD. Both the state-wide organization and the regional affiliate here in Montgomery County are recognized for their work on behalf of under-represented communities. I will stand with them and their members to fight to keep the Promise of Montgomery County for everyone,” Jawando said.

With 33 Democratic candidates in the contest for four nominations to County Council At-Large, endorsements are increasingly important as voters will be looking for guidance on how to cast their ballots.

In addition to today’s announcement by CAPAD, Jawando has earned the endorsements from County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett, County Councilmember Nancy Navarro, State’s Attorney John McCarthy, the Sierra Club, SEIU Local 500, the Montgomery County Education Association, CASA in Action, UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO, Progressive Maryland, Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA), the Fraternal Order of the Police Lodge 35, the Latino Democratic Club of Montgomery County and SEIU 32BJ.

To learn more about the Montgomery County Promise, click here.