Jordan leads the six candidate Ward 2 field in grassroots donations by a wide margin, with over 300 more contributors than the next closest candidate
CONTACT: Allie Boyer, 202-573-7338, Allie@jordanforward2.com
WASHINGTON, DC – Jordan Grossman today announced that his campaign to represent Ward 2 on the DC Council has received more than 950 contributions of $50 or less as of the December 10th fundraising report. Jordan leads the six candidate Ward 2 field in grassroots donations by a wide margin, with over 300 more contributors than the next closest candidate.
“We need to restore trust in our government and make it possible for our Ward 2 neighbors to stay and thrive in the neighborhoods they love. That’s why we’re relying on individual DC residents to fund this campaign, not the same old insiders and wealthy corporations who can cut the biggest checks,” Jordan said. “This incredible grassroots fundraising support shows how much our message about building a more progressive, equitable and inclusive Ward 2 is resonating.”
Combined with anticipated matching funds, Jordan has raised nearly $220,000 during this campaign. He has $160,009.32 cash on hand and has received $140,392.65 in Fair Elections funds to date. Jordan will receive approximately $16,679 in additional Fair Elections funds when the Office of Campaign Finance certifies his December 10th fundraising filing and an additional $20,000 in Fair Elections funds when he qualifies for the ballot. In total, approximately 650 DC residents have donated to Jordan’s campaign.
Jordan has been endorsed by the Jews United for Justice (JUFJ) Campaign Fund, he received support from 54 percent of DC for Democracy members in their Ward 2 endorsement vote, and local supporters have put together 35 meet and greet events since he entered the race. Community leaders Rebecca Hollister, 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 to represent Ward 2 on the DC Council.
Jordan became the first candidate in DC history to receive the amount of small dollar contributions required to qualify for the District’s new voluntary Fair Elections public financing program in May – after just four days in the race. The program limits individual contributions to $50 for ward Council races and bans corporate and traditional political action committee (PAC) contributions, among other requirements. Candidates who meet the program’s requirements earn additional matching funds equal to five times the amount they raise from District residents – for example, $250 in additional matching funds for each $50 donation. Qualifying candidates also earn a $40,000 base payment that is distributed in two installments – when the candidate qualifies for the Fair Elections Program and when the candidate qualifies for the ballot.
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 is challenging scandal-plagued incumbent Jack Evans in the Democratic primary in 2020.
To learn more, visit JordanforWard2.com.
For full campaign finance reports, visit fairelections.ocf.dc.gov/public/FinancialReport.