This evening, At-Large D.C. Councilmember David Grosso strongly endorsed me for the April 23 special election, saying a vote for me is a vote for “transparency, good government, and ethics” and emphasizing my “qualifications and strong grassroots campaign.”
Grosso, who won an at-large D.C. Council seat in the November general election, has been a champion of ethics reform. Following his victory, Grosso selected me to lead a transition committee he formed to focus on ways of improving integrity and transparency in D.C. government. Grosso recently used that committee’s recommendations to develop and introduce a bill on public campaign financing.
In a letter he sent to more than 8,300 constituents and supporters, he highlighted a few key characteristics that make me the best choice for D.C. voters. “She has a deep understanding of the D.C. budget, she has created a broad base of support, and she will come into office ready on the first day free of special interest pressures,” Grosso wrote. “Elissa will make decisions that benefit our entire city, not just those who have a financial stake in the outcome.”
I am honored to have Councilmember Grosso’s endorsement. I look forward to working with David on a range of issues—from ethics reform, to strengthening transparency and oversight, to making our community college a national model for workforce development.