Posts Tagged ‘Jack Evans’

Councilmembers Make Their Attorney General Picks

Two councilmembers, two candidates. Whom to believe?

Yes, Jack Evans Vandalized His Own Wikipedia Page

“I will not quite (sic) until I get this accurate," Evans wrote in an email Loose Lips obtained by FOIA.

The D.C. Council’s Parking Scofflaws, Now on Instagram!

Members of the D.C. Council don't have to park legally, but that doesn't mean we can't take pictures.

Jack Evans, Wikipedia Vandal?

D.C. councilmembers have lots of ways to spend the summer recess. Muriel Bowser and David Catania are running for mayor, while at-large Councilmember Vincent Orange visited a headshop. Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans, meanwhile, has been editing his Wikipedia page to make himself look better—or so some Wikipedia editors allege.
The longtime councilmember's Wikipedia entry turned into a battleground Wednesday, when user "Evansjack1" started deleting unflattering portions of Evans' biography. [...]

Yoga Tax Survives Mayoral Hopefuls, Burpees

Today's D.C. Council vote brings bad news for the District's meatheads, who are about to find getting ripped more expensive (although not by that much). The so-called "yoga tax" on gyms and yoga studios survived Council consideration of Chairman Phil Mendelson's Budget Support Act, as councilmembers shot down an attempt from mayoral hopeful David Catania to get rid [...]

Evans Wants D.C. United Hearing Recessed for World Cup Game

Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans has caught World Cup fever.
In a letter today to D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, Evans asks Mendelson to recess a hearing on the proposed D.C. United stadium set for later this month so soccer fans won't have to choose between testifying about the stadium and watching the U.S. play Germany in the final group stage game [...]

Are You Running for D.C. Council? Consult This Chart!

With its eight mayoral candidates and handful of down-ballot races, the April 1 Democratic primary may have zapped the attention spans of all but the closest watchers of District politics. Which could make the general election’s race for two at-large seats on the D.C. Council a bit of a mind derecho, at least if you [...]

Morning Links

Muriel Bowser says she was misunderstood on controversial boundary proposal. [Post]
Budget impasse between Vincent Orange's office and Vince Gray administration could doom Wednesday's Emancipation Day parade. [Post]
Fire department investigating whether medics failed to follow policy in woman's death. [NBC 4]
Post ed board: Democrats like Yvette Alexander and Tommy Wells mulling a party switch would be pulling a "crass ploy." [Post]
Deputy mayor [...]

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 [...]

Evans Introduces Election Overhaul Bill

Ward 2 Councilmember and two-time mayoral candidate Jack Evans just spent 298 days running unsuccessfully for office. Now he's got some ideas on what needs changing.
On Tuesday, Evans introduced legislation that includes four big changes to city elections. Evans' bill would move the primary from April to June and establish a separate presidential primary in March to [...]