Councilman Runs For Chairmanship | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Councilman Runs For Chairmanship

Play associated audio
D.C. Councilman Jack Evans announced he is running for the D.C. Council chairman post.
Council of the District of Columbia
D.C. Councilman Jack Evans announced he is running for the D.C. Council chairman post.

By Meymo Lyons

D.C. Councilman Jack Evans, who represents a district including downtown Washingtonm will run to be chairman of the D.C. Council. Evans' announcement comes a day after current Council Chairman Vincent Gray announced he would run for mayor.

Gray and current Mayor Adrian Fenty, both Democrats, will face each other in a September primary before November's general election.

Evans, who represents neighborhoods including Chinatown, Shaw, Dupont Circle, Georgetown and downtown Washington, is the council's second in command as chair pro tempore. Evans will not have to give up his current position to run because he is not up for re-election until 2012.

Evans first won election to the council in 1991.

NPR

How'd A Cartoonist Sell His First Drawing? It Only Took 610 Tries

Tom Toro was a directionless 20-something film school dropout. Then, after an inspired moment at a used book sale, he started submitting drawings to The New Yorker ... and collecting rejection slips.
NPR

Will Environmentalists Fall For Faux Fish Made From Plants?

A handful of chefs and food companies are experimenting with fish-like alternatives to seafood. But the market is still a few steps behind plant-based products for meat and dairy.
WAMU 88.5

Virginia Ethics Legislation Would Outlaw Secret Meetings

Renewed ethics legislation in the Richmond would ban state funding for travel expenses for legislators attending closed groups like ALEC — a conservative group that has many lawmakers, including House Speaker Bill Howell, among its ranks.

NPR

Sling TV Could Be Cable-Cutter's Dream

Sling TV launches in a few weeks. That's the new streaming service from Dish that allows viewers to stream content previously only available through cable.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.