Well that explains the whole lunar parade appearance we marveled about yesterday.
Former Council Member Jack Evans resigned and left the Council on January 17th…
Thanks to all who sent messages about the head scratching development. Tom Sherwood broke the news around 5:30pm Monday:
“Former W2 CoMember Jack Evans files to run for both the special June election to replace him and the June primary for a new term, per filing with DC Elections Board.”
Some Council Members replied right away:
Absolutely outrageous https://t.co/hMzSGMWAuN
— Robert C. White, Jr. (@RobertWhite_DC) January 27, 2020
This is beyond arrogant. Mr. Evans is treating the ad hoc committee’s unanimous expulsion vote as a minor inconvenience rather than the condemnation that it was and is.
His contempt for the people of DC and for the Council is on full display. https://t.co/qyQUGqfv8A
— Mary M. Cheh (@marycheh) January 28, 2020
He hasn’t even received his last paycheck from a job he had to quit to avoid being fired from. The District will spend $1 million on a special election to replace him – and he says he’s running in it? This is unbelievable. DC deserves better than this. https://t.co/4tEGnHgcOG
— Charles Allen (@charlesallen) January 27, 2020
This is a great story for reporters and a very bad story for the residents and businesses of Ward 2, as well as the entire city. I hope my colleagues have a unified voice speaking against this willful, selfish disregard for ethics and the public’s trust. https://t.co/TV0Dwt0WgN
— Elissa Silverman (@tweetelissa) January 28, 2020