Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Nancy Navarro Declares “New Day” in Montgomery County

Following is the press release from her campaign.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Contact: David Moon, Campaign Manager

Nancy Navarro Declares “New Day” in Montgomery County

SILVER SPRING, MD – Today, Nancy Navarro declared victory in the Montgomery County Council, District 4 Special Election. After the now annual voting ritual that District 4 voters are becoming accustomed to, Navarro looks forward to reaching out to all members of the community and providing the steady, responsive representation that the late Councilmember Marilyn Praisner was so well-known for.

Navarro commented, “I am humbled to be able to give back to the community that has been so wonderful to my family for the past two decades. I am ready to get right to work and pick up where the Praisners left off.”

Navarro will host a series of town hall meetings in the coming months to meet residents throughout the many unique neighborhoods of District 4 and hear their concerns. During the campaign, in addition to reaching out to likely Democratic voters, Nancy began extensive outreach to communities traditionally taken for granted by politicians -- a strategy modeled partly after President Obama’s successful campaign.

As a result, this election is likely to have repercussions beyond simply filling a council vacancy. Many experts had been speculating about whether the droves of “unlikely” voters that Obama brought into the electorate would participate in off-year, down-ticket races. The answer in Montgomery County seems to be a resounding “yes.” Navarro’s campaign notes that 3,500 Democrats participated in the April 21st primary that did not participate in the 2008 Special Primary. The campaign plans to release a more thorough analysis of the 2009 Special Election in the coming weeks – but it is already clear that with the larger, and typically more diverse electorate expected to participate in the 2010 election cycle, Navarro’s margins can only improve.