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

WASHINGTON, DC – Ward 2 DC Council candidate Jordan Grossman today made the following statement regarding the announcement by disgraced former Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans that he will seek to replace himself. Evans’ announcement comes just weeks after he resigned rather than be expelled from the D.C. Council by a unanimous vote of all twelve his colleagues after several independent investigations substantiated allegations and media reports of years of pay-to-play corruption.

“Jack Evans still doesn’t get it. As I’ve listened to Ward 2 voters for months at their doorsteps, Metro stations, nearly 40 meet and greets, and community events, one message has been resoundingly clear: shameless corruption is disqualifying for serving on the DC Council,” Jordan said. “Instead of someone who blatantly and repeatedly used his public office to seek out big checks from clients with business before the DC Government, it’s time for a councilmember who has spent their career living their values and fighting to make communities more progressive, equitable, and affordable for everyone.”

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.

Jordan has been endorsed by DC’s leading progressive organizations, the DC Working Families Party and the Jews United for Justice (JUFJ) Campaign Fund. He also earned the support of 54 percent of DC for Democracy members – more than double any other candidate. Community leaders Rebecca Hollister, Immediate Past Chair of the Georgetown University College Democrats, Madeleine Stirling, Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for Single Member District 2F05 (Logan Circle/Thomas Circle), and Zach Israel, National Committeeman for the DC Young Democrats and member of the DC Democratic State Committee, have also endorsed his 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). Jordan leads the Ward 2 field in grassroots donations of $50 or less by a wide margin and, in just the first 11 weeks of his campaign, received significantly more individual DC resident donations than Jack Evans received during in his entire 2016 re-election campaign.

To learn more about Jordan, visit JordanForWard2.com.