I'm not taking donations from developers or corporations. Instead, I'm running a people-focused campaign centered on building coalitions and working on issues that matter most to residents. I'm humbled to be endorsed by 550+ volunteers, 1300+ donors, and the following:
Vice President Joe Biden
“I have seen first-hand Ashwani Jain’s commitment to his community and our nation, and I am proud to endorse him for an At-Large seat on the Montgomery County Council. He is a first-generation American and a 15-year cancer survivor who worked with me in the Administration on the Cancer Moonshot, an issue close to his heart and one that affects so many families in our community. Ashwani understands that to have a strong economy and build the middle class we must work together and ensure equal access to opportunity.”
SEIU Local 500
Merle Cuttitta, President of SEIU Local 500
“One of the first things that Ashwani will tell you is that he was born and raised in Montgomery County. The next thing he will tell you is that he is a proud graduate of the Montgomery County Public School system. He understands the crucial role played by school employees and wants paraeducators and other MCPS employees to be partners in making sure every child in Montgomery County gets a world class education,”
NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland PAC
Mark Stover, Pac Chair
“Our endorsements reflect candidates who are willing to proudly stand and fight to protect and advance reproductive health, rights, and justice in our state. Longstanding voters in Maryland understand the importance of remaining vigilant in keeping a pro-choice majority in our legislature, and younger voters are looking to see a commitment to ensuring that they are able to freely choose if, when, and how they form their families.”
Former Chair of the Maryland Democratic Party
Mayor Ravinder Bhalla
Hoboken, New Jersey
It is with proud enthusiasm that I support Ashwani Jain for an At-Large seat on the Montgomery County Council.
As someone who once served as an At-Large member of my city council before becoming its mayor, I understand the serious responsibilities that local elected officials face. I am also aware of the importance of diverse communities seeing themselves reflected in their government representatives. Especially in our current national climate, in which minority communities around the country are feeling marginalized and stigmatized, local leaders must stand up for all members of our communities. Ashwani Jain is such a leader.
"At Opportunity First, we believe it’s time to invest in the future. Our mission is straightforward but powerful: build and support a nationwide bench of young, progressive Democrats. Democrats can only succeed in 2018 and beyond if we compete everywhere and if we invest in talented candidates who can become the local, state and national leaders of tomorrow who believe in expanding opportunity for all Americans."
Run for Something
Obsessed with finding the present and future leaders of progressive politics. Because as we’ve said from day one: We’re here to build the bench. That means finding good people wherever they are and investing in them. We elevate their stories and connect them with the resources and tools they need to advocate for progressive values on a local level.
Meet them. Get inspired. Then, help them do this thing. "
LGBTQ Democrats of Montgomery County
"We formed the LGBTQ Democrats in response to the hateful rhetoric and poisonous policies coming from President Donald Trump’s White House and the Republican Party,” said Michael Knaapen, president of the LGBTQ Democrats. “This endorsement process reflects our members’ desires to elect thoughtful, caring individuals who have shown a commitment to supporting and protecting members of the LGBTQ community in Montgomery County and the state of Maryland.”
Obama National Field Director
“Ashwani embodies the pragmatic progressive values that President Obama fought so hard for in the White House. As a grassroots organizer who is committed to serving his community, Ashwani understands that you cannot create good policy unless you really engage with people. This is a critical moment in our country and, now more than ever, we need strong local leadership. For the residents of Montgomery County, that leader is Ashwani Jain.”
former HUD Secretary
“Ashwani is a dynamic, honest, energetic leader – the kind of progressive local leader that our nation needs during these challenging times. I relied on Ashwani’s intelligence, hard work and integrity every day. I know that he will be a true public servant and champion for the families of Montgomery County. I hope that you will join me in supporting Ashwani on Election Day.”
The Impact Fund
Raj Goyle, Co-founder of Impact and former member of the Kansas State House of Representatives
"In his personal and professional life, Ashwani has demonstrated the kind of inclusive leadership and commitment to community that is the mark of a true public servant. We are especially excited to stand with a candidate who, when elected, will be the youngest person, the first Asian American, and first Indian American to ever serve on the Montgomery County Council.”
Senator Cheryl C. Kagan
Maryland State Senator, District 17
Past president of Woman’s Democratic Club of Montgomery County
In 2012, I met a young, determined grassroots organizer named Ashwani Jain. He was Barack Obama’s Regional Field Director for Montgomery County and I was able to see firsthand Ashwani's successful political organizing and coalition building skills. That's why I'm endorsing Ashwani for Montgomery County Council At-Large."
Coalition of Asian Pacific American Democrats of Maryland
Desis for progress
We are proud to support the campaign of Ashwani Jain! His values and experience will bring an important voice to the Montgomery County Council.
Vice Board Chair of Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic
President Obama's former Maryland State Director Jason Waskey
Former Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Labor Raj Nayak of Silver Spring
Founder and Chairman of Infinite Computer Solutions Sanjay Govil of Potomac
Emmy award winning former anchor and reporter on Fox 5 DC News Laura Evans of Bethesda
Deputy Director of Madison House Autism Foundation Steve Robinson of Germantown
Democratic Activist Eve Church of Olney
Democratic Activist Jonathan Prutow of Rockville
Democratic Activist Michael DeLong of Silver Spring
Democratic Activist Joan Kirkwood of Asbury Methodist Village
Montgomery College Professor Atul Roy of Gaithersburg
Recently retired 40 year MCPS teacher John Keller of Bethesda
MCPS teacher Shelley Perrett of Clarksburg