Jordan will focus on ending pay-to-play corruption, listening to the needs of the community, and making it possible for Ward 2 residents to stay and thrive in our dynamic city

Fifth generation DC resident and former Obama Administration official Jordan Grossman today announced his campaign 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 will challenge scandal-plagued incumbent Jack Evans in the Democratic primary in 2020.

“For too long, Ward 2 residents have had to compete for their councilmember’s time and attention with paying clients who can afford his price,” Jordan said. “My focus will be on listening to the needs of my neighbors, ending pay-to-play corruption, and making it possible for Ward 2 residents to stay and thrive in our dynamic community.”

Jordan has spent his career making government services better and easier to access. In addition to working for President Obama, he has worked for a federal judge in DC, theDistrict’s Medicaid agency, and on Capitol Hill.

Most recently, Jordan worked for a District agency that’s making it easier for residents to enroll in programs like Medicaid and housing and homelessness services.

Previously, Jordan was Deputy Legislative Director and lead health care staffer for US Senator Amy Klobuchar, where he worked to protect Obamacare and bring down prescription drug prices.

During the Obama Administration, he was Chief of Staff of an agency dedicated to modernizing the healthcare system for doctors, nurses, and their patients. In 2008, Jordan was a field organizer in Iowa for the Obama for America campaign.

Jordan graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Law School.

Jordan lives in Shaw with his wife, Julie. He and Julie, his brothers, his mother, and his grandmother were all born in Ward 2. He and Julie met and got married in Ward 2.

Jordan’s great-great-grandparents and great-grandparents immigrated to DC. His great- grandmother operated Sherman’s Market on Benning Road. His grandfather owned Standard Tire and Battery on H Street. His grandmother graduated from Roosevelt High School. His mother attended Keene and LaSalle Elementary Schools.