Today is the first day nominating petitions can be filed with the Board of Elections

CONTACT: Allie Boyer, 202-594-8310, Allie@JordanForWard2.com

WASHINGTON, DC – Ward 2 DC Council candidate Jordan Grossman announced today—the first day nominating petitions can be filed with the Board of Elections—that his campaign is submitting more than double the required 250 signatures to qualify for the Democratic primary ballot.

“I’m honored to be the first candidate to meet the requirements to qualify for the ballot thanks to the more than 500 Ward 2 voters who signed our nominating petitions,” Jordan said. “In the Democratic primary on June 2nd, Ward 2 will chart a new course and move beyond the shameless corruption of our disgraced former councilmember.”

Jordan is the only Ward 2 candidate to qualify for the Fair Elections public financing program in both the primary and special elections. He has led the field in grassroots donations of $50 or less by a wide margin throughout the race. His campaigns to take on Jack Evans in the primary and special elections have received more than 1,265 individual donations and raised over $324,000 with anticipated matching funds.

Jordan has also earned the support of DC’s leading progressive organizations. The DC Working Families Party and the Jews United for Justice (JUFJ) Campaign Fund have endorsed his campaign, and he received 54 percent of the vote of DC for Democracy members – more than double any other candidate.

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