Thursday, January 30, 2020

Washington, DC: City Councilman who resigned after indictment running in special election

Following his resignation in the face of recall, Councilman Jack Evans has announced that he will run for election in the special election to replace him on June primary and special election. Evans is facing heavy criticism for trying to run.

Evans the recall push and a potential expulsion vote after he went under investigation over ethic violations after the revelation of 11 cases where he took action on behalf of paying client. Evans claims that he broke no rules.

Petitioners handed in 5588 signatures in the recall effort and needed 4949. Evans claimed that more than 2000 signatures were improper or forged and it seems like the Board knocked much of those off -- the article notes that it fell short by a 1000.

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