Washington, DC –  In response to late-breaking news that Jack Evans was fined another $35,000 by the DC Board of Ethics and Government Accountability – he previous was fined $20,000 in August – Jordan Grossman, candidate for Ward 2 DC Council, issued the following statement:

“It’s outrageous that Jack Evans still refuses to take responsibility for his shameless corruption, even after being reprimanded with over $50,000 worth of fines from the Board of Ethics and Government Accountability and being forced off of the DC Council and the Metro Board. This isn’t complicated: taking money from secret paying clients who have business before the DC Council isn’t a ‘mistaken understanding’ of ethics rules, it’s disqualifying. Full stop.

As I’ve said since the beginning of this campaign, working in government is a privilege, not a business opportunity. Jack Evans should drop out of the DC Council race immediately. Ward 2 deserves a clean break from Jack Evans and his political machine on June 2nd.”

Jordan Grossman is a fifth generation DC resident and former Obama Administration, Capitol Hill, DC federal district court, and DC Medicaid official. He’s running to represent Ward 2 on the DC Council to end corruption, fight for DC statehood and equity for our 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.