JACK EVANS!!! The longest serving Council member in D.C. History and the Chair of the D.C. Council’s Finance and Revenue Committee is in the hot water with his colleagues and the citizens of the District of Columbia.
Evans is being accused of using his office as an elected official for his private financial gain.
JACK EVANS: “In retrospect, I would have done a lot of things differently; I certainly made some major mistakes.” “I want to take this opportunity to apologize to my constituents, to the residents of the District of Columbia and to my colleagues.”
Evans found out that there would be a resolution introduced to reprimand him.
Announcing intentions to officially censure Evans, council Chair Phil Mendelson called Evans’ behavior “unacceptable.”
CITY COUNCIL CHAIRMAN PHIL MENDELSON: “Council member Jack Evans violated the council’s code of conduct when he used his office to email business proposals to potential employers. I will therefore be introducing a resolution later today to reprimand Mr. Evans for his actions.”
The reprimand resolution was filed on Tuesday. It cites proposals made by Jack Evans that outline how he could generate business for law firms by using his status and experience as the council’s appointee to Metro Board, as a council member and as the Committee on Finance and Revenue chair. It states solicitations occurred on several occasions, including in 2015 and 2018, when Evans directed an employee of the council to use government resources to email “business proposals seeking employment.” The reprimand also specifies how it does not pertain to issues that have the potential to lead to “other sanctions” currently under investigation by the Board of Ethics and Government Accountability and the U.S. attorney’s office.
The City Council will get the entire reprimand in a few weeks.