Shadow Politics, September 17, 2023
Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D Brown
Guest, Jack Evans, Attorney, Former Ward 2 Councilmember
Trouble in River City? WHAT'S PAST IS PROLOGUE: A Conversation with Former Ward 2 Councilmember JACK EVANS!
The Washington Post ran an opinion piece more than two years ago: "D.C. may be headed for another financial crisis. Is the council listening?" Have the District's finances improved any since then? Former Ward 2 Councilmember JACK EVANS will share with us his unique perspective on D.C.'s depleted coffers. In addition, we'll discuss what continues to be the "lefty agenda" of the Council. Where is D.C. headed?
Jack Evans 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. Jack was elected by his colleagues to serve as the Chair Pro Tempore (Vice Chair) of the DC Council in 2001.
Jack's work in DC politics and other organizations included: 1992, 1996 and 2000 Democratic National Conventions, as well as 2004 Howard Dean DC Co-Chair; 1992 and 1996 Bill Clinton's DC Co-Chair; 2008 Hillary Clinton DC Co-Chair; and DC Democratic Party Treasurer (1988-1991).
Jack received an economics degree with honors from the Wharton School 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.
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