SEIU Endorses Hrant Jamgochian for Delegate

For Immediate Release
April 28, 2014
Contact: Tim Hernandez

SEIU Endorses Hrant Jamgochian for Delegate

Cites “Long Personal and Professional Record, Shared Dedication”

Bethesda, MD – Earlier today SEIU Local 500 announced its endorsement of Hrant Jamgochian for District 16 Delegate. SEIU Local 500 represents over 20,000 workers across the region, including Supporting Services Employees in Montgomery County Public Schools, Part-Time Faculty at Montgomery College and Maryland Family Child Care Providers. 

“One of the most important responsibilities of any public official is to make sure that the most vulnerable members of our community are not left behind.  Hrant did not wait until he was a candidate for public office, but has a long personal and professional record of standing up for our most vulnerable,” said SEIU Local 500 President Merle Cuttitta.  “Local 500 members get up every day and work with children, students and people with developmental disabilities and they look for someone like Hrant Jamgochian, who shares their dedication.”

The SEIU endorsement is the latest in a series of strong showings for the Jamgochian campaign, which also earned the endorsement of the Maryland Sierra Club, Montgomery County Education Association (MCEA), CASA in Action and Progressive Neighbors.  During Jamgochian’s previous candidacy for District 16 Delegate, he secured the endorsements of both the Washington Post and the Gazette.  Jamgochian hopes to combine his extensive public policy expertise with a strong grassroots campaign to maintain his momentum through the June 24 primary.

“I am truly honored to receive the endorsement of SEIU,” said Hrant Jamgochian. “One of the cornerstones of my campaign is to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to earn a good living.  It is unconscionable that so many Maryland families have to decide between paying the electric bill and putting food on the table.  As Delegate, I hope to strengthen our middle class while creating financial stability for all Marylanders.”


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