Joe Montano passed away suddenly on July 25 at the age of 47, at his home in Virginia. He was planning to attend his first Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia to support his boss, Sen. Tim Kaine, who Hillary Clinton picked as her running mate.
Montano was a passionate community activist, committed public servant, advocate for immigrants, and champion of the Filipino American community.
“We will remember him by his positive energy, tireless work ethic, and infectious smile,” said Kaine.
Prior to his tenure in Kaine’s office, Montano worked with Obama for America, the Democratic Party of Virginia, and the Democratic National Committee.