DC Ward 2 Councilman Fights Recall Effort

Evans Challenges Attempt To Recall Him From Office

DC Council member Jack Evans is challenging an attempt to recall him from office. The Washington Post reports Evans filed a challenge with the district Board of Elections to a petition to oust him from office on Friday. He claims more than two-thousand of the 56-hundred signatures on the recall petitions are invalid. Recall supporters need a minimum of ten-percent of registered voters in Ward 2 to trigger an election. Officials have 20 days to decide whether to block the recall process or to validate signatures. Evans is accused of several ethics violations.