DC to hold special election to fill Jack Evans’ council seat

The District of Columbia will hold a special election June 16 to fill the seat of embattled Councilman Jack Evans, D-Ward 2, who will leave the council Jan. 17.

Evans said Tuesday he would resign after a series of ethics scandals and calls to leave from his colleagues on the D.C. Council.

That election will come two weeks after the D.C.’s June 2 primary, meaning some voters may vote for a candidate to fill Evans’ seat in November, and then vote again for who will fill his seat in the interim period between June and November.

Either way, the seat will remain vacant for the better part of six months, and a good chunk of the Council’s legislative session.

Six people have already declared their candidacy for Evans’ seat and plan to run in the Democratic primary. Two of them, Patrick Kennedy and Jordan Grossman, told WAMU Wednesday they also intend to run in the special election. The others did not respond to WAMU’s inquiries.

The elections could have been held the same day,…

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