Meet Nancy

Councilmember Nancy Navarro is a Venezuelan American legislator, the first Latina to serve on the Montgomery County Council. Nancy moved to the United States when she was ten years old to join her father, who was studying at the University of Rolla in Missouri. She saw firsthand the sacrifices her parents made to provide a better life for her family and ever since has committed herself to fight to make the American dream more accessible to all.

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Bio & Mission

As a member of the Montgomery County Council, Nancy ensured working families were always a top priority. She passed a $15 minimum wage, increased pay equity and earned sick leave, and cracked down on wage violations. She authored the Early Care and Education Initiative to expand the availability of quality and affordable childcare. She also led efforts to bring economic development to traditionally underserved communities in her district, transforming communities like Wheaton with over $400 million in projects. As chair of the Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee, she positioned the County to retain its AAA bond rating- something the County has had since 1973.

Nancy believes that racial equity and social justice are the cornerstones to public service. That’s why, as council president, she led a robust community engagement process to pass the Racial Equity and Social Justice Act, one of the nation’s most groundbreaking plans to tackle structural racism.

Prior to her service on the County Council, she served on the Montgomery County Board of Education for five years. Before entering public office, Nancy co-founded a non-profit, community-based organization to assist with the economic and educational development of Latino and other immigrant communities. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, and she lives in Silver Spring with her husband of 30 years. They have two amazing Afro-Latina daughters Anais and Isabel who are graduates of MCPS and Howard University.