Silverman calls Grossman the “best choice” for a “clean break from the pay-to-play corruption of Jack Evans,” cites Grossman’s public service experience and “strong track record of fighting for working families and using the power of government to make that happen

CONTACT: Allie Boyer, 202-594-8310, Allie@JordanForWard2.com

WASHINGTON, DC – At-Large DC Councilmember Elissa Silverman today announced her endorsement of Jordan Grossman for Ward 2 DC Councilmember.

“I’m thrilled to have the support of Councilmember Elissa Silverman, who stands up to special interest corruption and fights for a more equitable, inclusive, and affordable DC every single day on the DC Council,” Grossman said.

“Ward 2 residents want a clean break from the pay-to-play corruption of Jack Evans, which makes Jordan Grossman the best choice. The Ward 2 race is a crowded field, in which many tout progressive credentials. Jordan is unequivocal that he will make decisions based on the best interests of Ward 2 residents and businesses; he and his office will not be for sale to the high-priced lobbyists and special interests who have worked to defeat or water down legislation from paid family leave to transit benefits,” Silverman said.

“Jordan’s professional expertise in health-care, working for D.C. Medicaid and in the Obama administration, will be an asset to the Council, especially at this time. He has a strong track record of fighting for working families and using the power of government to make that happen. When he served in President Obama’s [administration], he won a Perseverance Award for an investigation that returned $155 million to taxpayers,” Silverman continued. “He will spend money prudently on the investments that matter most to Ward 2 residents: affordable housing, education, and public safety. I look forward to working with him on the Council, and I ask Ward 2 residents to support him both in the June 2nd primary and the June 16th special election.”

In addition to Councilmember Silverman, Grossman has earned the support of the Washington Teacher’s Union, the DC Working Families Party, 350 DC, and the Jews United for Justice (JUFJ) Campaign Fund. He also received 54 percent of the vote of DC for Democracy members – more than double any other candidate.

Grossman is participating in DC’s new Fair Elections public financing program to restore trust in DC Government. He has led the Ward 2 field in grassroots donations of $50 or less by a wide margin throughout the race. Grossman’s primary and special election campaigns have received nearly 1,400 individual donations and raised approximately $350,000 with anticipated matching funds.

Jordan Grossman is a fifth generation DC resident and former Obama Administration, Capitol Hill, DC federal district court, and DC government official. He’s running to represent Ward 2 on the DC Council to end corruption, fight for DC statehood and our public schools, and make it easier for residents to afford a home, find high-quality child care, walk, bike, or take public transit, and pay off student loan debt.

To learn more about Jordan, visit JordanForWard2.com.