DC Councilmember Jack Evans To Resign

Jack Evans says he will resign from the DC Council, effective January 17th.  Last year a council commissioned investigation found that Evans violated ethics rules when he used his council position to help companies that paid him hundreds of thousands of dollars in consulting fees.  Last summer, Evans, who represents Ward 2 in the District, resigned from the board of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority after an additional investigation found ethics violations. The D.C. ethics board fined Evans twenty-thousand dollars for using his government email account and his council position to obtain work with area law firms.  In a resignation letter sent to DC Council chairman Phil Mendelson today, Evans said, in part, “I believe Washington D.C. 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 added, “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the District of Columbia and residents of Ward 2.”