Jordan is the first candidate ever to announce that he’s met the requirements for the District’s Fair Elections Program
DC residents provided more than half the required number of donations in Jordan’s first day in the race
WASHINGTON, DC – Four days after announcing his campaign to represent Ward 2 resident on the DC Council, Jordan Grossman announced today that he has earned enough support from District residents to qualify for DC’s new public financing program. Jordan is the first candidate in District history to announce that he has reached this milestone.
“Our grassroots community of supporters in the District has made history,” Jordan said. “Ward 2 is sending a clear message: it’s time to elect someone who is truly for us, not for sale.”
The Fair Elections Program is a voluntary public financing program established by the Fair Elections Act of 2017. It limits individual contributions to $50 for ward council races and bans corporate and traditional political action committee (PAC) contributions, among other requirements. To qualify, a candidate for a ward seat on the DC Council must raise $5,000 from at least 150 DC residents in donations of $50 or less. Candidates who meet the requirements earn matching funds equal to five times the amount they raise from District residents.
Once the Office of Campaign Finance reviews and confirms Jordan’s fundraising totals, he will receive an initial $20,000 base payment – as well as another $20,000 base payment when he qualifies for the ballot next year. Additionally, each donation from a DC resident will be matched five-fold by public financing – meaning Jordan will receive at least $25,000 to match the initial $5,000 he has raised.
Jordan reached this milestone following a widely attended campaign kick off event on Sunday, May 19, at Lost and Found, a neighborhood bar in Shaw. Jordan met with members of the community and discussed how he will end corruption and fight for residents to be able to stay and thrive in Ward 2. Fifth generation DC resident and former Obama Administration official Jordan Grossman is a candidate for the Ward 2 seat on the DC Council. Jordan is running to end corruption and make it easier for District residents to afford a home, find high-quality child care, walk, bike, or take public transit to work, and pay off student loan debt. He is challenging scandal-plagued incumbent Jack Evans in the Democratic primary in 2020.