Longtime DC Council Member Jack Evans To Resign On January 17

Juan Herrera

WASHINGTON — D.C. council member Jack Evans announced his resignation in a letter to council Chairman Phil Mendelson on Tuesday.

Evans said he would officially resign on Jan. 17. He was accused of committing several ethics violations and was set to face an expulsion vote from the council later this month.

The council had initially scheduled a special hearing for Tuesday where Evans would have been able to defend himself and make a case to keep his position. Mendelson decided to forgo the hearing after receiving a letter of resignation from Evans.

“I believe Washington, DC, to be the pride of the nation, and I am proud of the contributions I have made in helping to create a vibrant city,” Evans said in his letter to Mendelson. “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the District of Columbia and the residents of Ward 2.”

A copy of Evans’ letter to Mendelson is below.



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