“Councilmember Jack Evans hasn’t faced a single challenger for his Ward 2 seat since 2008. Now, amid a federal investigation into ethics issues, the embattled lawmaker is facing two.
Jordan Grossman, a first-time candidate and Shaw resident, announced this week that he will run against Evans in the June 2020 D.C. Democratic primary.
He says his number one priority “far and away” is ending corruption. Grossman supports a current proposal to ban lawmakers from holding outside employment, but wants to go further and bar councilmembers from ever lobbying on behalf of for-profit entities after they leave office.
The 33-year-old lawyer recently left his position as a director at D.C.’s Department of Health Care Finance. He also serves as a member of a policy committee for his local ANC. Much of Grossman’s other professional experience is with the federal government: he served as a staffer for Sen. Amy Klobuchar and in several roles for President Barack Obama’s administration.”