Top Maryland State Party Leader Endorses Hrant Jamgochian for District 16 Delegate

For Immediate Release
Sept 27, 2013
Contact: Rachel Gumpert

Top Maryland State Party Leader Endorses Hrant Jamgochian for Delegate
Joins Ranks of Sitting US Congressman and MD Attorney General as Latest in High Profile Supporters

Bethesda, MD – Today Hrant Jamgochian announced the endorsement of former Maryland Democratic Party Chair Susan Turnbull in support of his candidacy for District 16 Delegate. Turnbull served as state Democratic Party Chair up until 2011 and is a heavy hitting influencer in state Democratic circles, with a long resume that includes numerous leadership positions in the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Turnbull stressed Hrant’s dedication to service and his top-tier candidate credentials in her passionate endorsement.

“For me, what I look for in a representative is someone who puts his or her constituents first; who runs for office because of a keen interest in doing good. Hrant is someone I have confidence in not only because he cares and will strive to do good, but because he will do it well”, Turnbull said. “He is exactly the kind of dedicated public servant that continues in the strong tradition of other District 16 superstars, Nancy Kopp and Brian Frosh.”

Turnbull joins the ranks of high profile Jamgochian supporters including current Attorney General and District 16 resident Doug Gansler, as well as US Congressman and Ranking Member of the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health Frank Pallone.

A common theme of Jamgochian’s supporters is an emphasis on his extensive health policy experience and dedicated leadership on progressive causes. Turnbull underscored the importance of his two decades of professional experience in her endorsement, saying, “Hrant has the potential to be a strong informed consensus builder on one of the most critical issues of these times – health care.”

Turnbull has served in numerous leadership positions within the state and national Democratic party in addition to her role as the Maryland Democratic Party Chair, including Democratic National Committee (DNC) Vice Chair; DNC Deputy Chair; Chair of the DNC Women’s Caucus and National Chair of the Woman’s Leadership Forum.  Turnbull also serves as the Chair of Jewish Women International; Vice Chair of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs; a Member of the Board of Hillel; and as a Member of the Board of the Jewish Social Service Agency of Metropolitan Washington.


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