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 resignation of Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans. Evans’ resignation comes after his colleagues voted unanimously in December to expel him from the body in response to several independent investigations that substantiated allegations about his years of shameless corruption.

“Jack Evans’ resignation was long overdue, but it’s only the beginning. We need a clean break from Evans and those that kept him in power for years despite the fact that his corruption was common knowledge. We need a clean break from a DC political culture where following the rules seems to be optional if you have enough money or insider connections, or where public officials seem to believe maintaining access to power is more important than the needs and concerns of their neighbors,” Jordan said. “As we begin to move beyond the nearly thirty years of Jack Evans, Ward 2 deserves a councilmember who doesn’t just say the right thing when campaigning, but who has actually spent their career living their values and fighting to make communities more equitable, inclusive, 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 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 leads the six candidate Ward 2 field in grassroots donations by a wide margin, with more than 950 donations and over 300 more contributors than the next closest candidate. Jordan is participating in DC’s Fair Elections public financing system and does not accept contributions of more than $50 or from corporations or political action committees (PACs). 

To learn more about Jordan, visit JordanForWard2.com.