Statement by Ward 2 DC Council Candidate Jordan Grossman on Investigative Report Commissioned by the DC Council Regarding Jack Evans’ Corruption

Report finds 11 specific instances where Evans violated ethics rules and concludes that Evans “repeatedly participated in his official capacity in ‘particular matters’ in which his outside employers or his personal clients had direct financial interests, failing to recognize the inherent conflict that should have been disclosed and addressed”

WASHINGTON, DC – Ward 2 candidate Jordan Grossman released the following statement in response to an investigative report commissioned by the DC Council regarding Jack Evans’ corruption:

“This latest investigation confirms what we have learned over and over again about Jack Evans: he has consistently put his personal financial interests above the needs of Ward 2 residents by offering his public office for sale to private clients,” said Jordan. “This new report adds to the mounting pile of investigations into his shameless corruption that all lead to the same conclusion: Evans is unfit to serve on the DC Council and is an embarrassment to Ward 2. He should resign.”

Tonight, a report commissioned by the DC Council confirmed that Jack Evans has repeatedly and flagrantly violated the Council’s ethical rules and codes of conduct over the last five years. According to a copy of the report reviewed by the Washington Post, Evans “repeatedly participated in his official capacity in ‘particular matters’ in which his outside employers or his personal clients had direct financial interests, failing to recognize the inherent conflict that should have been disclosed and addressed.” The report found 11 specific instances where Evans violated the Council’s ethics rules and notes that Evans “received over $400,000 for doing little or no documented work for consulting clients most, if not all, of whom were also ‘prohibited sources’ under the Code of Official Conduct.”

Jordan is a fifth generation DC resident and former Obama Administration, Capitol Hill, and DC government official. He’s running for the Ward 2 seat 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 is challenging scandal-plagued incumbent Jack Evans in the Democratic primary in 2020 and leads the Ward 2 field in grassroots fundraising support – both in terms of the total amount raised and the number of donations of $50 or less from DC residents – by a wide margin. The vast majority of these donors have never contributed to a DC Council campaign before this cycle.

To learn more, visit JordanforWard2.com.

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