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.