Jordan’s special election campaign’s first fundraising report—filed last night—includes significantly more than the required amount of grassroots donations from DC residents to qualify for public financing

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

WASHINGTON, DC – Ward 2 DC Council candidate Jordan Grossman announced today that 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. Last night, Jordan’s special election campaign filed its first campaign finance report, which includes significantly more than the required amount of grassroots donations from DC residents to qualify for the Fair Elections public financing program.

“Over the last few days, I’ve heard loud and clear from Ward 2 residents that they’re ready to defeat our disgraced former councilmember’s shameless effort to replace himself. Our fundraising reports show that our grassroots-powered campaigns are head and shoulders above the rest of the field when it comes to having the resources to win,” Jordan said.

Jordan has led the Ward 2 field in grassroots donations of $50 or less by a wide margin throughout the race. 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.

To date, Jordan has received approximately 1,050 donations for his primary election campaign and approximately 218 donations for his special election campaign, including donations from approximately 730 individual DC residents for his primary campaign and approximately 191 individual DC residents for his special election campaign. With anticipated matching funds, he has raised a total of approximately $237,000 for his primary campaign and approximately $87,100 for his special election campaign.

Jordan is participating in DC’s Fair Elections public financing system to help restore trust in DC Government. He does not accept contributions from corporations or political action committees (PACs). To qualify for Fair Elections, a campaign for a ward seat on the DC Council must raise at least $5,000 from at least 150 individual DC residents in donations of $50 or less. Campaigns that meet these requirements earn additional matching funds equal to five times the amount they raise from District residents – for example, $250 in additional matching funds for a $50 donation – as well as a $40,000 base payment.

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.