“…he will represent the entire county with distinction,” Navarro says

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Democratic incumbent County Council Member Nancy Navarro announced her endorsement of Will Jawando in his campaign for an at-large council seat, citing Jawando’s progressive leadership and long record of public service.

“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,” Navarro said. “I look forward to working with him to provide high quality and affordable early childhood education in our county, something Will and I have both worked on for a long time. I know he will represent the entire county with distinction. I’m asking my supporters to cast their votes for Will in the June 26 primary.”

Jawando thanked Navarro for her support.

“It’s an honor to receive the support of Council Member Navarro. We share much in common, including our immigrant stories and our focus on schools and education. Like me, Nancy worked for years in community service before running for elected office, so I’m grateful to be recognized by a leader who has the firsthand experience of working on the day-to-day issues so important to our families,” Jawando said. “Nancy knows the Montgomery County Promise. She’s been working on it for years, and I’m looking forward to working with her on keeping that promise, to all of our people.”

Navarro was first elected to the County Council in 2009 in a special election to fill a partial term, and ran again in 2010 to win a full term. She made history in 2012 when she was elected by her council colleagues to council president, becoming the first latina in Maryland to become a county council president. She has also served twice as council vice president. Before her election to the County Council, Navarro served on the county’s Board of Education.

Navarro’s support comes in a string of endorsements for Jawando, including County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett, State’s Attorney John McCarthy, as well as the Sierra Club, SEIU Local 500, the Montgomery County Education Association, CASA in Action, UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO, Progressive Maryland, and Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA).

Learn more about the Montgomery County Promise.