councilmember • Ward 2

Jack Evans

Jack Evans, Councilmember for Ward 2, was first elected to the Council in a 1991 special election.

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Jack Evans is the Councilmember for Ward 2, representing 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).

Jack was first elected to the Council of the District of Columbia in a 1991 special election and has been re-elected seven times since then. He is the longest serving Councilmember in the history of the District of Columbia.

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 three standing Council committees – Transportation & the Environment, Business & Economic Development, and Government Operations. Additionally, he currently represents the District on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Board of Directors and has served as Chairman of the WMATA Board since January 2016.

Jack served previously served as the Council’s representative to the WMATA Board of Directors from 1993-1999 (Board Chair, 1994 and 1997) and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (Board Chair, 1995). He served as Chair Pro Tempore (Vice Chair) of the DC Council from 2001-2013.

Aside from being Councilmember, Jack’s work in DC politics includes:

  • 1992, 2004, and 2016 Electoral College Presidential Elector for the District of Columbia
  • 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2016 delegate to the Democratic National Convention
  • 1992 & 1996 Bill Clinton for DC Co-Chair; 2004 Howard Dean for DC Co-Chair; 2008 & 2016 Hillary Clinton for DC Co-Chair
  • Treasurer of the DC Democratic Party from 1988-1991
  • Dupont Circle Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner (ANC) and Chair, 1989-1990

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 and is the father of college-aged triplets – Katherine, Christine, and John.

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  • Term

  • Political Affiliation

    Democratic Party

  • Time on Council

    1991 to Present

  • Office

    1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 106, Washington, DC 20004


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