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Term: Jan. 2, 2013 - Jan. 2, 2017
Time on Council: 1991 to present
Political Affiliation: Democratic Party
Office: 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 106, Washington, DC 20004
Tel: (202) 724-8058 | Fax: (202) 724-8023
Chair of: Committee on Finance and Revenue
Represents: Ward 2
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Jack Evans, Councilmember for Ward 2, was first elected to the Council of the District of Columbia in a 1991 special election and re-elected in 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, and 2008. In 2001, Jack was elected by his colleagues to serve as the Chair Pro Tempore (Vice Chair) of the DC Council.
As the Ward 2 Councilmember, Jack represents 11 distinct neighborhoods including: Chinatown, Logan Circle, Blagden Alley, Dupont Circle, Sheridan-Kalorama, Foggy Bottom/West End, Georgetown, Burleith, Hillandale, Penn Quarter, and Downtown Washington (including the White House and Mall).
At the Council, Jack serves as Chair of the Council's Committee on Finance and Revenue, which oversees the District's finances and tax policy. He also serves on two standing Council committees - Judiciary and Transportation & the Environment. Additionally, he currently serves as the District’s Primary Director on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Board of Directors.
Jack also previously served as the Council's representative to two of the region's most important entities: the Board of Directors for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority/WMATA (Board Chair, 1994 and 1997) and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments/COG (Board Chair, 1995). Aside from being Councilmember, Jack's work in DC politics and other organizations includes:
1992, 1996 and 2000 Democratic National Conventions, as well as 2004 Howard Dean DC Co-Chair;
1992 & 1996 Bill Clinton's DC Co-Chair; 2008 Hillary Clinton DC Co-Chair; DC Democratic Party - Jack served as the Treasurer from 1988-1991;
His first elected DC job was Dupont Circle Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner (ANC) Chair, 1989-1990;
Jack served from 2001-2003 as Chair of Foundry United Methodist Church's annual AIDS fundraiser, raising more than $400,000.
Jack is a native of Pennsylvania. He received an economics degree with honors (cum laude) from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1975, and a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Law in 1978. He began practicing law at the Securities and Exchange Commission in the Division of Enforcement.
Jack’s wife Noel passed away in 2003. He currently lives in Georgetown with his triplets Katherine, John, & Christine – age 18 – and their golden retriever Kelly.