Statement by Jordan Grossman on Jack Evans’ Repeated Refusal to Acknowledge His Obvious Conflicts of Interest to His DC Council Colleagues

This morning, Evans refused to answer direct questions from his DC Council colleagues about whether he took official actions on behalf of undisclosed clients who paid him hundreds of thousands of dollars; an independent investigation already found that he did “knowingly” and repeatedly violate ethics rules

WASHINGTON, DC – This morning, Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans refused to answer direct questions from his DC Council colleagues about whether he took official actions on behalf of undisclosed clients who paid him hundreds of thousands of dollars. An independent investigation commissioned by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) already found that he did “knowingly” and repeatedly violate ethics rules. 

“Jack Evans’ refusal to answer simple questions about whether he took official actions on behalf of undisclosed clients who paid him hundreds of thousands of dollars is unacceptable.” Jordan said. “The facts are clear, and have been for months: Evans is hopelessly conflicted and corrupt and it’s long past time for him to resign from the DC Council.”

Fifth generation DC resident and former Obama Administration official Jordan Grossman is a candidate 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 is challenging scandal-plagued incumbent Jack Evans in the Democratic primary in 2020.

To learn more, visit JordanforWard2.com.