Vice President Joe Biden endorses Ashwani Jain for Montgomery County Council, At-Large

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May 23, 2018

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Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Endorses Ashwani Jain for Montgomery County Council, At-Large

Silver Spring, Md. (May 23, 2018) -- Today, Friends of Ashwani Jain announced that Vice President Joseph Biden has endorsed Ashwani Jain, Democratic candidate for an At-Large seat on the Montgomery County Council. Biden is the former Vice President of the United States in the Obama Administration and previously served as a U.S. Senator from the state of Delaware from 1973 to 2009.

“I am humbled and proud to be endorsed by former Vice President Joe Biden,” said Ashwani Jain. “Working for him on the Cancer Moonshot at the White House was truly an incredible experience, and being a part of his team was one of the proudest moments of my life. I’m honored to follow his example as a kind, compassionate, tireless advocate and public servant as I run for Montgomery County Council, At-Large.”

“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,” said Vice President Biden. “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.”

Ashwani Jain served on the Vice President’s team working on the first ever 50-state Cancer Moonshot Summit.  Jain worked with the former Vice President, medical professionals, and researchers nationally and in Montgomery County – at the National Institutes of Health, the National Cancer Institute and Walter Reed Medical Center – in the successful creation of the program. Jain previously served in the Obama-Biden Administration as the Associate Director of External Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Deputy White House Liaison at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel. 

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About Ashwani Jain

Ashwani Jain is a Democratic candidate for an At-Large seat on the Montgomery County Council.

He is a first generation American, a native of Montgomery County, the son of small business owners, a former appointee with the Obama-Biden Administration and a 15-year cancer survivor.

Jain is looking to engage and empower the residents of Montgomery County by closing the opportunity gap in the community, supporting local businesses and reducing traffic congestion in the area. To learn more visit www.voteashwanijain.com.

Impact & CAPAD-MD Endorse Ashwani

Silver Spring, Md. (April 27, 2018) - Today, Friends of Ashwani Jain announced that the Indian American Impact Fund (Impact) and the Coalition of Asian Pacific American Democrats of MD (CAPAD-MD) have endorsed Ashwani Jain for Montgomery County Council, At-Large. Impact is a new initiative that helps talented and patriotic Indian Americans run, win, and lead. CAPAD-MD, established in 1998, is the first Asian Pacific American Democratic Organization whose charter is recognized by the State of Maryland's Democratic Party and MCDCC. If elected, Jain would be the first Indian American and first Asian American to serve on the Montgomery County Council.

"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," said Raj Goyle, Co-Founder and Chair of the Indian American Impact Fund. "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.”

"I'm humbled to receive the endorsement of the Indian American Impact Fund and CAPAD MD," said Jain. "When my parents immigrated to this country, they came with limited resources. Their American Dream came true right here in Montgomery County, where I'm running for Montgomery County Council. Impact and CAPAD-MD work to help make that dream a reality for Asian Americans across the nation and Maryland – and as your representative on the County Council, I'll be working to help everyone in Montgomery County achieve their American Dream."

In addition to this new endorsement, Jain has also been endorsed by the LGBTQ Democrats of Montgomery County; SEIU Local 500; former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro; Castro’s political action committee Opportunity First; Run for Something; recently retired 40-year MCPS teacher John Keller of Bethesda; immediate past president of the Woman’s Democratic Club of Montgomery County Linda Kolko of Takoma Park; along with others for the Montgomery County Council, At-Large seat. 

LGBTQ Democrats of Montgomery County endorse Ashwani Jain, Democratic candidate for Montgomery County Council, At-Large

Silver Spring, Md. (April 16, 2018) -- Today, Friends of Ashwani Jain announced that the LGBTQ Democrats of Montgomery County have endorsed Ashwani Jain for Montgomery County Council, At-Large. The LGBTQ Democrats of Montgomery County is an organization committed to advancing the interests of LGBTQ people who live, work and study in Montgomery County.

“I am deeply honored to receive this endorsement from the LGBTQ Democrats of Montgomery County,” said Ashwani Jain. “My campaign for Montgomery County Council, At-Large is stronger because it is inclusive of all people in Montgomery County. I will bring my dedication to engaging and empowering all residents of Montgomery County, including the LGBTQ community, to the Montgomery County Council.”

In addition to this new endorsement, Jain has also been endorsed by SEIU Local 500; former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro; Castro’s political action committee Opportunity First; Run for Something; recently retired 40-year MCPS teacher John Keller of Bethesda; immediate past president of the Woman’s Democratic Club of Montgomery County Linda Kolko of Takoma Park; Democratic Activist Lisa Fuller of North Potomac; along with others for the Montgomery County Council, At-Large seat.

SEIU Local 500 endorses Ashwani Jain

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February 26, 2018

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SEIU Local 500 endorses Ashwani Jain, 

Democratic candidate for Montgomery County Council, At-Large Seat

Silver Spring, Md. (February 26, 2018) – SEIU Local 500 of Maryland and Washington D.C. has endorsed Ashwani Jain for the Montgomery County Council At-Large. For over 50 years, SEIU Local 500 has represented supporting service employees in the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) system. The union boasts 12,000 local members and is the largest and fastest growing Union local in Montgomery County. 

“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,” said Merle Cuttitta, President of SEIU Local 500.

“I am deeply honored to receive the endorsement of SEIU Local 500 for my candidacy of Montgomery County Council At-Large. I stand proud with its 12,000 local members working to advance MoCo’s education system for all our children,” said Ashwani Jain.

In addition to SEIU Local 500, Jain has also been endorsed by former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro, his political action committee Opportunity First, recently retired 40-year MCPS teacher John Keller of Bethesda, immediate past president of the Woman’s Democratic Club of Montgomery County Linda Kolko of Takoma Park; Democratic Activist Lisa Fuller of North Potomac; along with others for the Montgomery County Council, At-Large seat.

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About Ashwani Jain

Ashwani Jain is a Democratic At-Large candidate for the Montgomery County Council. He is a first generation American, a native of Montgomery County, the son of small business owners, a former appointee with the Obama Administration and a 15-year cancer survivor.

Jain is looking to engage and empower the residents of Montgomery County by closing the opportunity gap in the community, supporting local businesses and reducing traffic congestion in the area. To learn more visit www.voteashwanijain.com.

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Yesterday, I shared with you all of the reasons I love Montgomery County. Here’s another reason--people in MoCo stand up for our neighbors and welcome others from all walks of life. We’re one of the most diverse counties in the nation. Our diversity the source of our strength. And I believe it is what makes us great.

As your At-Large County Councilmember, I will keep fighting for the rights of immigrants, people of color, the LGBTQ community, elders, people with disabilities and other marginalized groups. That is who I am and what I have learned growing up in Montgomery County.

 Help me get my message out by donating now.

 Thank you for everything you do in making Montgomery County the incredible place we are blessed to call home.

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Ashwani

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Opportunity First PAC endorses Ashwani Jain, Democratic candidate for Montgomery County Council, At-Large

Opportunity First PAC endorses Ashwani Jain

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January 29, 2018

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Silver Spring, Md. (January 29, 2018) – Opportunity First, the political action committee founded by the Hon. former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro, has endorsed Ashwani Jain in the Montgomery County Council, At-Large race.

Opportunity First said of Mr. Jain:

“We are proud to support Ashwani Jain in his candidacy for Montgomery County Council. Ashwani is a prime example of a young, progressive leader who is running to better his community.”

Speaking of his support for Mr. Jain’s candidacy, Secretary Castro said:

"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 everyday. 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 in the Democratic Primary on June 26th.”

Secretary Castro founded Opportunity First to inspire and invest in the next generation of leaders by building and supporting a nationwide bench of young, progressive Democrats.

Secretary Castro previously endorsed Ashwani Jain for the Montgomery County Council, At-Large.

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About Ashwani Jain

Ashwani Jain is a Democratic At-Large candidate for the Montgomery County Council. He is a first generation American, a native of Montgomery County, the son of small business owners, a former appointee with the Obama Administration and a 15 year cancer survivor. 

Jain is looking to engage and empower the residents of Montgomery County by closing the opportunity gap in the community, supporting local businesses and reducing traffic congestion in the area. To learn more visit www.voteashwanijain.com.

Press Release: Ashwani Jain, Democratic Candidate for Montgomery County Council At-Large, Announces Fundraising Total Demonstrating Strong Local and Influencer Support

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January 18, 2018

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Ashwani Jain, Democratic Candidate for Montgomery County Council At-Large, Announces Fundraising Total Demonstrating Strong Local and Influencer Support

Silver Spring, Md. (January 18, 2018) – Following the Wednesday, January 17, 2018 deadline for all candidates to submit their fundraising numbers to the Maryland State Board of Elections, Ashwani Jain issued the following statement:

“I’m proud to announce that my campaign has raised $132,878.17 from 541 individual contributors. I am humbled to receive the support of over 550 volunteers and the encouragement of my fellow residents in Montgomery County – the county where I was born and raised.

I am running a people focused campaign to engage and empower the residents of Montgomery County.  I am honored to have received endorsements from Run for Something; former HUD Secretary Julián Castro; President Obama’s former National Field Director Jon Carson; President Obama’s former Maryland State Director Jason Waskey; immediate past president of the Woman’s Democratic Club of Montgomery County Linda Kolko of Takoma Park; founder and Chairman of Infinite Computer Solutions Sanjay Govil of Potomac; and President of Manatos & Manatos and Vice Chair of the Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic Board of Directors Mike Manatos of Bethesda.”

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About Ashwani Jain

Ashwani Jain is a Democratic At-Large candidate for the Montgomery County Council. He is a first generation American, a native of Montgomery County, the son of small business owners, a former appointee with the Obama Administration and a 15 year cancer survivor.  

Jain is looking to engage and empower the residents of Montgomery County by closing the opportunity gap in the community, supporting local businesses and reducing traffic congestion in the area. To learn more visit www.voteashwanijain.com.

FORMER OBAMA STAFFER ENTERS RACE FOR COUNTY COUNCIL AT-LARGE

When Ashwani Jain was fighting for his life as a teenager, he didn’t realize how it would influence his career in politics.

He was diagnosed at the age of 13 with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a form of cancer that starts in the white blood cells, and didn’t think he would make it.

“I felt like I was just a number during my four-months of chemotherapy and not a person,” Jain said. “I just remember feeling helpless.”

Jain, who is now 28-years-old and cancer-free, said he’s constantly reminded of that time in the hospital where he felt powerless. He said he will use that reminder to advocate for residents in Montgomery County who feel the same way if he’s elected for a Council At-large seat in next year’s election.

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