From Council Chair Phil Mendelson:
“This morning, all 12 members of the DC Council, in their personal capacity as elected officials, have joined together to issue the following statement on former Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans’s decision to run again for DC Council:
All of us agreed to expel Jack Evans from the DC Council after an exhaustive investigation found numerous violations of our Code of Conduct. Mr. Evans resigned before we could formally vote to expel him last week. His decision to run for Ward 2 Councilmember again, which we do not and cannot support, shows a willful and arrogant disregard for ethics and is not in the best interests of the District. It is time to rebuild the public’s trust in the Council, which is why it is time to move on and focus on the issues that matter most to the residents and businesses of our city.
Robert White, Jr.
Mary M. Cheh