D.C. Councilman Jack Evans, D-Ward-2, is on the verge of losing his seat in the wake of a protracted ethics scandal, after all 12 of his colleagues voted to recommend expelling him from the council Tuesday.
The full council, Evans included, still must cast a final vote on the embattled lawmaker’s future. But Tuesday’s unprecedented vote by a committee assembled to investigate alleged ethics violations represents a clear signal that Evans’ 28-year run on the council, during which he played an oversized role advancing local business interests, could soon be coming to an end.
“Councilmember Evans’ actions continue to hurt the city and adversely affect the public’s confidence in the integrity of government,” Councilman Robert White, D-At Large, said in a statement explaining his vote. “Councilmember Evans has made the council look silly.”
The council had commissioned law firm O’Melveny & Myers LLP to investigate Evans’ business dealings, after he resigned from the Metro…Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.