The Washington Post reported today that Evans “has used his legislative position in ways that could benefit clients of his private consulting business”

Amid an investigation into his offers to sell his influence as a public official, Evans said today that he will not seek reelection as Chair of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Board

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Washington Post reported that an examination of Ward 2 DC Councilmember Jack Evans’ record shows that he “has used his legislative position in ways that could benefit clients of his private consulting business.” The Post noted that Evans has refused to disclose his clients, including some who have appeared before the DC Council committee that he chairs.

“This is outrageous – Ward 2 residents should not have to compete with paying clients for the time and attention of their councilmember,” Jordan said.

Amid a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) investigation into Evans’ corruption, he said today that he would not seek reelection as Chair of the WMATA Board. WMATA concurrently indicated it would not release any details regarding its probe into Evans’ unethical conduct.

“The public deserves a full accounting of Metro’s investigation into Jack’s conflicts of interest, including his offers to sell his influence as Chair of the Board to paying clients,” Jordan said.

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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