Sierra Club Endorses Hrant Jamgochian for District 16 Delegate; Cites “Long History Working to Activate the Grassroots for the Environment”

For Immediate Release
January 21, 2014
Contact: Rachel Gumpert
rachel@gojamgo.org

Sierra Club Endorses Hrant Jamgochian for District 16 Delegate;
Cites “Long History Working to Activate the Grassroots for the Environment”

Bethesda, MD – On Saturday, the Sierra Club announced its endorsement of Hrant Jamgochian for District 16 Delegate. Theirs is the first major organizational endorsement of non-incumbents this campaign cycle, and widely seen as one of the most important endorsements for Montgomery County candidates.  In its decision to endorse Jamgochian, the Sierra Club cited his extensive environmental experience and dedication to tackling Maryland’s pressing environmental issues.

“Hrant Jamgochian has a long history working to activate the grassroots for the environment,” said Betsy Johnson, Political Chair of Sierra Club Maryland.  “As a grassroots organization, and one that Hrant has served honorably, we look forward to working with him in Annapolis on issues of great concern to our state and country.  Issues like addressing climate change, improving our water supply, and containing growth through smart transportation choices.”

The Sierra Club endorsement is the latest in a series of strong showings for the Jamgochian campaign, coming barely a week after campaign finance reports show Jamgochian with a significant resource advantage in the race.

Jamgochian began his professional career working on environmental campaigns across the country, and continues to remain active on environmental issues.  He is a Life Member of the Sierra Club, recently serving on the Executive Committee for the Montgomery County Sierra Club.

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