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SILVER SPRING, Md. — 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.”

Jawando was one of 34 candidates, ranging from governor to council district races, who won the endorsement of the Latino Democratic Club. In a statement, Luisa Arevalo, president of the Latino Democratic Club, said, “The Latino Democratic Club believes it is crucial that candidates vying to represent our diverse County understand the issues facing the Latino community.”

The Latino Democratic Club endorsement for Jawando follows 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), and the Fraternal Order of the Police Lodge 35.

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