Hrant is pleased to be endorsed by: 


 gazette-logoThe Gazette

I am honored to receive the continued support of and strong endorsement by The Gazette for my candidacy. “Among the challengers, Hrant Jamgochian of Bethesda is the best.”

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I am proud to add the African American Democratic club to my growing list of endorsements. Together, we will ensure every Marylander has a fair shot at success.


Coalition of Asian Pacific American Democrats of Maryland

I’m proud to add CAPAD to my list of support from organizations representing our state’s diverse community.



CASA in Action

CASA in Action facilitates greater electoral and campaign engagement by Latinos and immigrants in Maryland and Virginia by providing political education to Latinos and getting them to the polls. As the son of an immigrant, their support has a special personal significance for me.


  Clean Water Action

As a long-time environmental activist, I am honored to receive the endorsement of Clean Water Action.


Hispanic Democratic Club of Montgomery County

The Hispanic Democratic Club of Montgomery County is a political advocacy club chartered by the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee to promote, support and advance the interests of Hispanic Democrats in Montgomery County and Maryland.

endorsedMaryland League of Conservation Voters

Founded in 1979, Maryland League of Conservation Voters (LCV) is non-partisan organization known as the political voice for the environment. They have grown to a full-time, staffed organization that is governed by a volunteer board of directors. As a long time advocate of the environment, their endorsement is an honor to have.


Montgomery County Education Association

I am truly honored to receive the endorsement of the Montgomery County Education Association. That said, we currently have significant overcrowding in our schools along with a growing achievement gap. I look forward to working with MCEA on these and other critical issues, so that our teachers can focus on providing the best possible education to our children.

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Montgomery County Green Democrats

A chartered club within Montgomery County, Maryland’s Democratic party focused on protecting our planet. I am honored to receive their support for the second time.

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The MCPS Retirees Association (MCPSRA) is a non-profit organization created by and comprised of retirees from Montgomery County Public Schools. It advocates for and provides services to its members, empowering them to enrich the quality of their lives. MCPSRA is dedicated to pursuing excellence in education for young people and for lifelong learning. It promotes service through volunteer opportunities within the Association and in the community.

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Montgomery County National Organization for Women (NOW) PAC

As a strong advocate for women’s reproductive rights, I’m proud to have received the support of Montgomery County NOW.

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Maryland National Organization for Women (NOW) PAC

I’m honored to receive the support of both the local Montgomery County NOW and Maryland NOW PAC.


Progressive Maryland

Honored to have the support of Progressive Maryland, who for over a decade has worked to build the power and improve the lives of working families through research, public education, and direct political action in Annapolis, Washington and communities statewide.

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Progressive Neighbors

Proud to be the ONLY candidate from District 16 to receive the endorsement of Progressive Neighbors. They have been active for many years in a wide variety of progressive causes both locally and nationally, including:  peace, education, housing, labor, gender, health care, civil rights, democracy, environment, and transportation.

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Sierra Club Maryland Chapter

Excied that my first organizational endorsement for the campaign was the Maryland Chapter of the Sierra Club. As a life-long advocate on environmental issues, I hope to help protect Maryland’s green spaces and ensure our children enjoy the natural beauty of our state.

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SEIU Local 500

SEIU Local 500 represents 12,000 security officers, healthcare workers, educators, childcare providers, caregivers, and public employees in Montgomery County. I am honored to have their support.

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SEIU MD/DC State Council

The SEIU Maryland and D.C. State Council represents 45,000 security officers, healthcare workers, educators, childcare providers, caregivers, and public employees.

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Hrant has also received: 



NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland 100% Rating

As a strong advocate for women’s reproductive rights, I’m proud to receive a 100% Pro-Choice Rating from NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland for the second time.

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 Planned Parenthood 100% Rating

I will continue to fight for women’s issues, which I believe are family issues when in Annapolis.

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Hrant with supporters at his campaign kickoff . 

I consider myself fortunate to have such a diverse and growing group of supporters, which include the following elected officials, former legislators, community leaders, business owners and local activists:

United States Congressman Frank Pallone
Attorney General Doug Gansler
Mary Jane Checchi and former US Senator John Culver
Terry Lierman, former Chair of the Maryland Democratic Party
Susan Turnbull, former Chair of the Maryland Democratic Party
The Honorable George Leventhal, Montgomery County Councilmember
The Honorable Stan Gildenhorn, former Chairman of the Montgomery County Democratic Party
The Honorable Marnie Shaul, Vice President Somerset Town Council
The Honorable Cathy Pickar, Somerset Town Council
The Honorable Simon and Ellen Atlas
The Honorable Aaron Kaufman
The Honorable Almina Khorakiwala
The Honorable Emily Shetty
The Honorable Ardashes Kassakhian
District 18 Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher
Former District 16 Delegate Gil Genn
Lamees Al-Ayoubi
Clara Andonian
Foroud Arsanjani
Akabi Atamian
Marion Ballard
Mary Ann Bernald
Eric Blume
Carole Brand
Nate Brown
Natalie Bouquet
Frank Breve
Larry Burton
Sue Byrnes
Doug Canter
James Corey
Lynn DeForge
Muriel and Don Delaney, M.D.
Alexandrine Derrien
Jane de Winter
Ed and Mary Lee Esty
Fred Evans
Ina Farka, Esq.
Janet Forbush
Lucy Freeman
Abby Frimpong
Susan Gallagher
Leah Garabedian
Doris George
Robin B. Gerber
Daniel A. Geselowitz, Ph.D.
Janet Glen
Scott Goldberg
Gene Granof
Nancy Greenspan
Marci Greenstein
Eliot Greenwald
Judith Hallett
Sally Hart
Matt Herrmann
Craig Herskowitz
Ella Iams
Annette Jolles, LCSW-C
James C. Jones
Lisa Jordan
Maggie Kamalian
Sarava Kanesathasan
Cathy Kaprielian
Dickran Kazandjian
Mary Ann Kibarian
Ellie Kleinman
Norman and Betty Kline
Sevan Kolejian
Rita Koudoussian
John Kraemer
Diane Kupelian, Ph.D.
Mike Lemov
Bruce Lesley
Janet Lowenthal
Seth Maiman
Mike Manatos
Zeinab Mansour
Aris Mardirossian
Milagros and Dennis McGuire
Jane Merkin
Marion Mudd
Lisa Neuder, Esq.
Lola & Ted Oberman
Christopher Panossian
Sylvia Parsons
Randy Phelps, Ph.D.
Ned Preston
Mary and William Rawson
Virginia M. Richardson
Dee Rogers
Beth Rosenthal
Fred Sand
Helen Shaw
Clare Ye Sheng
Madeleine Sigel
Kathleen Smith
Mike Souranis, RPh
Stacey Stewart
James W. Tello, Esq.
Annie Totah
Nila Vehar
John Weintraub
Susan Weinmann
Barbara Woodall
Elise Yousoufian
Marc Zwillinger


To add your name to the growing list of Hrant’s supporters: