Ward 2 DC Council Candidate Jordan Grossman Certified by the Office of Campaign Finance to Receive Nearly $108,000 From DC’s Public Financing Program

Jordan leads the Ward 2 field in grassroots support with 417 qualifying contributions from DC residents; he’s received significantly more contributions from individual DC residents than Jack Evans received in his entire 2016 re-election campaign

Local supporters have hosted 20 meet and greet events for Jordan to date (PHOTOS)

WASHINGTON, DC – Jordan Grossman announced today 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. Jordan leads the Ward 2 field with 417 qualifying contributions from DC residents after just 11 weeks in the race, receiving significantly more contributions from individual DC residents than Jack Evans received in his entire 2016 re-election campaign.

“We’re so grateful to lead the Ward 2 field in grassroots support thanks to more than 400 DC residents and 610 people overall who’ve invested $50 or less in our campaign,” Jordan said. “From house parties to community events to farmers markets to knocking door-to-door, our campaign is about fighting to end corruption and making it possible for Ward 2 residents to afford to stay and thrive in the neighborhoods that they love.”

This week, the Office of Campaign Finance certified that Jordan has received at least $17,586.02 in donations of $50 or less from 417 qualified small-dollar contributions made by District residents. As a result, he will receive approximately $108,000 in Fair Elections funds—$87,930 in matching funds for the 417 DC resident contributions and an initial $20,000 base payment. Jordan will receive another $20,000 base payment when he officially qualifies for the ballot next year.

Earlier this month, the first fundraising reports in the Ward 2 campaign revealed that Jordan led the field in the number of grassroots supporters and the total amount of grassroots contributions by a wide margin. In May, Jordan became the first candidate in DC history to announce receiving the amount of small dollar contributions required to qualify for the District’s new voluntary Fair Elections public financing program – after just four days in the race. 

In just 11 weeks, more than 610 people invested in Jordan’s campaign. By contrast, Jack Evans received contributions from fewer than 295 individual DC residents and fewer than 465 individual donors overall during his entire 2016 re-election campaign. Local supporters have hosted 20 meet and greet events for Jordan since he entered the race. Photos of these grassroots campaign events are available at this link.

The Fair Elections Program was established by the Fair Elections Act of 2017. It limits individual contributions to $50 for ward Council races and bans corporate and traditional political action committee (PAC) contributions, among other requirements. To qualify, a candidate for a ward seat on the DC Council must raise $5,000 from at least 150 individual DC residents in donations of $50 or less. Jordan has received at least 417 qualified small-dollar contributions and raised three and a half times the required $5,000.

Candidates who meet the Fair Elections requirements earn additional matching funds equal to five times the amount they raise from District residents – meaning $250 in additional matching funds for each $50 donation – as well as an initial $20,000 base payment. Candidates also receive another $20,000 base payment when they officially qualify for the ballot next year.

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 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.

For photos of Jordan’s grassroots campaign events, visit flickr.com/photos/jordanforward2.

To learn more, visit JordanforWard2.com.

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