In an eight candidate Ward 2 field, Jordan earned a decisive 67.33% of the vote from DC for Democracy members

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

WASHINGTON, DC – DC for Democracy, the District’s leading all-volunteer progressive organization, this week announced its formal endorsement of Jordan Grossman in the Democratic Primary to represent Ward 2 on the DC Council. In an eight candidate Ward 2 field, Jordan earned a decisive 67.33% of the vote from DC for Democracy members. Jordan also received the DC for Democracy endorsement for the Ward 2 special election.

“I’m so thrilled by the strong support from DC for Democracy members, who have been essential to progressive victories in DC like the Fair Elections public financing program and paid family and medical leave,” Jordan said. “I look forward to working together to make Ward 2 a more equitable and inclusive place, especially as we respond to and rebuild from COVID-19.”

“For so long, Ward 2 voters have been missing a strong ethical and progressive voice on the Council. Jordan is our best shot at having that voice,” DC for Democracy Chair Jeremiah Lowery said. “Jordan’s campaign has captivated the progressive movement because of his strong commitments and vision for the city. We are really excited about Jordan’s candidacy and excited about the opportunity to finally have ethical, transparent, and progressive leadership for the Ward 2 Council seat.”

DC for Democracy is a progressive, all-volunteer grassroots organization that promotes the political empowerment of ordinary citizens. Members advocate for full citizenship for DC residents through statehood, engage in local and national campaigns, champion progressive issues, and serve their communities.

DC’s leading progressive voices have united behind Jordan to represent Ward 2 on the DC Council. In addition to DC for Democracy, At-Large DC Councilmember Elissa Silverman, the Washington Teacher’s Union, the DC Working Families Party, the DC Chapter of the National Organization for Women350 DC, and the Jews United for Justice (JUFJ) Campaign Fund have endorsed Jordan’s campaign.

Jordan has also led the Ward 2 field in grassroots donations by a wide margin throughout the race. He is participating in DC’s Fair Elections public financing system to help restore trust in DC Government. He does not accept contributions of more than $50 or from corporations or political action committees (PACs).

Jordan is a fifth generation DC resident and former Obama Administration, Capitol Hill, DC federal district court, and DC government official. He has served in senior health care policy roles in DC’s Medicaid agency, the U.S. Senate, and the Obama Administration, including working on the response to public health crises like the H1N1 and Zika viruses. 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.