More than 610 people, including more than 410 DC residents, have invested in Jordan’s grassroots campaign in just 11 weeks, significantly more individual DC residents than donated to Jack Evans’ entire 2016 re-election campaign
Local supporters have hosted 20 meet and greet events for Jordan, including 13 in July alone
WASHINGTON, DC – Jordan Grossman announced today that, with the matching funds he’s earned, he has raised more than $144,000 for his campaign to take on Jack Evans and represent Ward 2 on the DC Council. More than 610 people, including more than 410 DC residents, have invested in Jordan’s grassroots campaign in just 11 weeks, significantly more individual DC residents than donated to Jack Evans’ entire 2016 re-election campaign.
“The extraordinary number of DC residents who have invested in our campaign is a testament to the explosion of grassroots enthusiasm we’ve seen over the last 11 weeks at house parties, community events, farmers markets, and knocking door-to-door,” Jordan said. “I’ve talked to hundreds of Ward 2 voters and what I hear over and over again is that they are sick of Jack Evans’ corruption and tired of competing with his paying clients for his attention. Ward 2 residents deserve a councilmember who will actually listen to them and fight to ensure that they can afford to stay and thrive in the neighborhoods that they love.”
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. Jordan has now raised more than $17,500 in donations of $50 or less from individual District residents, three and a half times the amount required to qualify. As a result, he will receive at least $107,500 in Fair Elections funds in August—approximately $87,500 in matching funds for the DC resident contributions and an initial $20,000 base payment—and another $20,000 base payment when he officially qualifies for the ballot next year.
In just 11 weeks, Jordan has received donations from more than 410 individual District residents and more than 610 individuals overall. By contrast, Jack Evans received fewer than 295 contributions from individual DC residents and fewer than 465 individual contributions overall during his entire 2016 re-election campaign.
Local supporters have hosted 20 meet and greet events for Jordan since he entered the race, including 13 in July alone. 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. Candidates who meet the 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 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.
To learn more about the Fair Elections Program, visit https://ocf.dc.gov/release/fair-elections-act-becomes-effective.