At-Large County Council Candidate: “I will represent the entire county”

SILVER SPRING, Md. — With more than 1,100 individuals contributing a total of more than $95,000 in low-dollar donations to his campaign since its September launch, Democrat Will Jawando today became eligible for the complete pre-primary total of $250,000 in matching funds from the county’s Public Election Fund.

“I am humbled that so many Montgomery County voters support our vision for greater opportunity for all,” Jawando said.

Jawando, the only at-large candidate who lives in East County, drew support from across the county: Burtonsville, Cabin John, North Potomac, Takoma Park, Wheaton, Sandy Spring, Germantown, Olney, Montgomery Village, Gaithersburg, Potomac, Clarksburg, Kensington, Germantown, Silver Spring, Rockville and more.

Leading up to today’s report, Jawando had already received $216,459.94 in matching PEF funds. Today’s filing of more than $12,428 in new, eligible in-county contributions (gathered in the last month), means that Jawando surpasses the necessary threshold to pull down the total amount of $250,000 allocated to at-large county council primary candidates under Montgomery County’s public election financing law.

“I’m committed to being a representative for the entire county. We have a lot of work to do with our economy, our schools, our housing and our transit. My message across this county is the same, no matter where I am, and it is a message that I believe: when we all do better, we all do better,” Jawando said.

Also today, the Jawando campaign announced the release of two digital ads in support of his campaign: a 15-second spot focused on his endorsements, and a 30-second biographical spot.

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