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JUFJ Campaign Fund Montgomery County endorsements

The JUFJ Campaign Fund is proud to endorse:

BRANDY BROOKS FOR AT-LARGE

Brandy Brooks is an inspiring advocate, organizer, and policy leader who brings valuable skills and experiences that will strengthen the County Council. She is committed to deep engagement with the community and a co-creation model of governing. Time and again she has taken the lead on issues that are important to the JUFJ Campaign Fund, including affordable and safe housing, fair wages, and transforming public safety.

EVAN GLASS FOR AT-LARGE

Since his 2018 election to the County Council, At-Large member Evan Glass has won the passage of the Montgomery County Pay Equity Act, the Housing Justice Act, and the LGBTQ+ Bill of Rights. As a member of the Health & Human Services Committee, he championed funding for mental health services in schools and emergency rent stabilization measures to keep people in their homes during the COVID pandemic. He was a leader in the 2020 campaign to increase representation by adding two district seats to the County Council.

WILL JAWANDO FOR AT-LARGE

Will Jawando‘s impressive record on the Montgomery County Council shows his deep alignment with JUFJ Campaign Fund’s values and priorities, including racial and economic equity, transforming public safety, affordable housing, rental assistance, and non-police alternatives to keeping students safe. Shortly after being elected to the County Council in 2018, Councilmember Jawando passed the first piece of police reform legislation in decades, and since then he has worked tirelessly to champion solutions that address systemic inequity.

LAURIE-ANNE SAYLES FOR AT-LARGE

Gaithersburg City Councilmember Laurie-Anne Sayles is an experienced leader, change agent, and policymaker. She has fought for a $15 minimum wage, immigration reform, keeping renters in their homes, and holding police accountable. She has a steadfast commitment to helping those who are underserved and underrepresented, and she has developed a robust policy platform for a just and equitable recovery from the COVID pandemic.

WILLIAM ROBERTS FOR DISTRICT 2

William Roberts is a civic, political, and non-profit leader and an outspoken voice on many key JUFJ Campaign Fund issues, including co-chairing the 2020 ballot measure campaign that defeated Robin Ficker’s budget austerity effort. As Board Chair of Montgomery County Renters Alliance and as a civil rights attorney, he turns his passion for housing justice into action for renters. His experience with equitable policy-making at the local, state, and federal level will benefit Upcounty residents, as well as the entire County.

KATE STEWART FOR DISTRICT 4

Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart will bring to the County Council an impressive combination of policy knowledge and determined advocacy for a more racially and economically equitable Montgomery County. Her record as Mayor shows her close alignment with JUFJ Campaign Fund’s justice agenda, including using a racial equity framework to assess government decisions, a commitment to reimagining public safety, and engaging the community in decision making.

FATMATA BARRIE FOR DISTRICT 5

Fatmata Barrie is an experienced lawyer, policy-maker, and former Council legislative aide, who has been a consistent advocate for the issues that matter to the JUFJ Campaign Fund, especially the fight to transform public safety. Her lived experience as an immigrant and as a witness to police violence informs her deep commitment to equity, inclusion, and a government that listens to constituents who have been prevented from having a voice in decision making.

NATALI FANI-GONZÁLEZ FOR DISTRICT 6

Natali Fani-González is a proven leader who will bring a wide range of experience and expertise to the County Council, including her time serving on the Planning Board. She has a strong record on equity issues, including affordable housing and immigrant justice. Her alignment with the values and priorities of the JUFJ Campaign Fund are demonstrated in her work as a senior staff member at our frequent partner CASA, as well as her work as a consultant on the DC Paid Family Leave Campaign housed at JUFJ.

PERRY PAYLOR FOR STATE’S ATTORNEY

Perry Paylor is committed to serve as State’s Attorney in the model of progressive prosecutors around the country, including creating transparency and accountability, charging children as children and not adults, and implementing restorative justice approaches. As a Montgomery County native who is currently Deputy State’s Attorney in Prince George’s County, he has the breadth of executive experience and the deep community connections needed to address the racial inequities embedded in Montgomery County’s criminal legal system, which is in urgent need of transformational change.

Jacob Feinspan