WASHINGTON, DC – The Washington Post reported today on confidential documents revealing that, in his former role as Chair of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Board, “Jack Evans threatened the jobs of the agency’s top lawyer and board secretary in an effort to keep secret that the panel’s ethics committee had found he committed a violation.” The Post further reported that “Metro officials were concerned the two might sue the agency for wrongful termination or creating a hostile work environment” due to Evans’ repeated abusive behavior.
“This vindictive harassment and constant deception by Jack Evans to prevent the public from learning about his corruption is unacceptable. Even his own lawyer apparently ‘agreed Jack crossed the line.’ Sadly, it’s only the latest example for Evans. He should resign from the DC Council,” Jordan said.
Fifth generation DC resident and former Obama Administration, Capitol Hill, and DC government 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 DC 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.
Earlier today, Jordan announced that his campaign has been certified by the Office of Campaign Finance (OCF) to receive nearly $108,000 from DC’s Fair Elections public financing program. After just his first 11 weeks in the race, Jordan led the Ward 2 field with 417 qualifying contributions from DC residents, receiving significantly more contributions from individual DC residents than Jack Evans received in his entire 2016 re-election campaign.
To learn more, visit JordanforWard2.com.