Israel cites Jordan’s deep experience fighting for progressive change, emphasis on supporting young families, and commitment to combatting corruption in announcing his support

WASHINGTON, DC – Jordan Grossman announced today that Zach Israel, National Committeeman for the DC Young Democrats and member of the DC Democratic State Committee, has endorsed his campaign to represent Ward 2 on the DC Council.

“After evaluating all of the candidates, I’m proud to endorse Jordan for the Ward 2 seat on the Council. Jordan’s lifelong dedication to making progressive change, vocal commitment to combatting corruption, strong support for DC statehood, and emphasis on making it possible for young families like mine to stay and thrive here in DC is exactly what we need on the Council,” Israel said.

“Anyone who knows Zach knows that he’s one of the most prolific advocates for progressive change in the District, especially when it comes to issues like addressing corruption, fully funding the Birth-to-Three for All DC Act, and fighting for DC statehood,” Jordan said. “I’m honored to have the support of such an impressive and knowledgeable young DC leader in the fight for a more progressive, equitable, and inclusive city.”

Israel currently serves as the National Committeeman for the DC Young Democrats and as a member of the DC Democratic State Committee. He previously served as the Vice President of Administration and Finance for the DC Young Democrats.

Jordan is a fifth generation DC resident and former Obama Administration, Capitol Hill, 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.

Jordan leads the Ward 2 field in grassroots fundraising support – both in terms of the total amount raised and the number of donations of $50 or less from DC residents – by a wide margin. The vast majority of these donors have never contributed to a DC Council campaign before this cycle. In May, 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 – after just four days in the race. 

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