Grossman, a former Barack Obama staffer, said he is focusing his campaign on reducing housing, college and childcare costs across the District.

“I’m really focused on making sure that our residents can live and thrive here in the neighborhoods that they love, instead of feeling that they’re sort of stretching to make ends meet,” Grossman said.

Grossman said he opposes current policies that allow councilmembers to hold jobs in addition to their positions on the Council and permit for-profit lobbying by current and former councilmembers to reduce potential conflicts of interest.

“I’ve spent my whole career in public service and I know that working in government is a privilege,” he said. “It’s not a business opportunity.”

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