For Immediate Release
March 31, 2014
Contact: Tim Hernandez
State and County Officials Endorse Hrant Jamgochian for Delegate
Emphasize His Extensive Health Policy Expertise
Bethesda, MD – The Jamgochian Campaign announced the endorsement of two new high profile supporters today. Maryland Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher of neighboring District 18 gave his endorsement to Hrant Jamgochian, citing his extensive health policy expertise and advocacy of those in need.
“I am pleased to endorse Hrant Jamgochian for District 16 Delegate. Hrant brings extensive health policy expertise, which is absolutely critical as our state legislature tackles increasingly complex issues to help improve the health of all Marylanders,” said District 18 Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher. “As the executive director of a national patient advocacy organization, Hrant remains a leading voice for some of the most vulnerable members in our community. I look forward to working with Hrant to ensure all Marylanders have access to high quality, affordable health care.”
Montgomery County Councilmember George Leventhal, who serves as Chairman of the Council’s Health and Human Services Committee, noted Jamgochian’s long career in health policy as well as his ability to build alliances in his endorsement.
“We need state legislators who will work hard and defend Montgomery County’s interests,” said County Councilmember George Leventhal. “Hrant has shown a strong interest in health policy, an area where our county needs a much stronger partnership with the state. Hrant has the attitude and personality that will enable him to build coalitions and alliances that will advance Montgomery County’s agenda.”
Both Waldstreicher and Leventhal join the ranks of several high profile Jamgochian supporters, including US Congressman and Ranking Member of the House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee Frank Pallone, as well as former Maryland Democratic Party Chairs Susan Turnbull and Terry Lierman. A complete list of Jamgochian’s endorsements is available at: www.gojamgo.org/endorsements/