Statement by Jordan Grossman on News that Jack Evans Repeatedly Violated Metro’s Ethics Rules to Advance the Interests of His Paying Clients

The Chair of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Board’s Ethics Committee today revealed in a letter that an investigation found multiple serious ethical violations by Evans

WASHINGTON, DC – The Chair of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Board’s Ethics Committee, Clarence C. Crawford, today revealed in a letter that an investigation found multiple violations of the Ethics Code and WMATA Compact by Jack Evans. These violations include multiple examples of Evans using his official position to advance the interests of his paying clients. The letter also notes that “the Ethics Committee determined that Mr. Evans would no longer be Chair of the WMATA Board,” which appears to contradict Evans’ comments that he was stepping down as Chair because “it’s time to rotate to a different jurisdiction.”

“The blatant ethical violations found by this investigation – including multiple examples of Jack Evans using his official position to advance the interests of his paying clients – should be disqualifying for both the Metro Board and the DC Council,” Jordan said. “Evans also appears to have purposely deceived the public about why he was stepping down as Chair of the Metro Board, which is absolutely unacceptable.”

A copy of Crawford’s letter is available here. It explains that “[t]he investigation found evidence of multiple violations of the Ethics Code and Compact by Mr. Evans related to three primary areas: (1) Mr. Evans’s efforts regarding WMATA on behalf of Colonial Parking; (2) Mr. Evans’s actions at WMATA to assist Digi Outdoor Communications & Digi Outdoor Media (collectively, “Digi”); and (3) Mr. Evans’s 2018 business plan used in connection with his efforts to obtain a job with a private law firm.” The letter goes on to list more than ten specific ethical violations committed by Evans.

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.

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