Evans Constituent Service Fund Spends Another $26K on Sports Tickets
The latest round of constituent service fund disclosures came out earlier this month, and they show—LL can't believe it—lots of actual constituent service.
Vince Gray's fund covered some rent bills; D.C. Council chairman Phil Mendelson's fund spent $290 on food for people mourning Medric Mills, the 77-year-old man who died after not receiving help outside a District fire station. Mayoral hopeful and Ward 4 councilmember Muriel Bowser's fund paid $1,100 to campaign strategist Tom Lindenfeld's firm in exchange for robocalls to her constituents.
In the first three months of 2014, meanwhile, Ward 2 councilmember Jack Evans' fund continued with its usual policy of spending constituent service money on sports tickets, spending $26,266 on three Washington teams. Evans defends the purchases, telling LL that the tickets go to constituents who might not otherwise be able to afford a game.
Lucky Evans constituents could see the Wizards ($8,075 spent), the Nationals ($12,935 spent), or the Capitals ($5,256 spent). And maybe they'll be joined by Evans, who concedes that he "sometimes" uses the tickets himself.
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