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

A 19th Century Novel Explains Quantitative Easing

This week, the Federal Reserve ended the quantitative easing program. Author John Lanchester says Anthony Trollope's 19th century novel The Way We Live Now clarifies the current financial situation.
NPR

Cash For Halloween Candy? Dentists' Buyback Program Is Booming

If you're like many parents, by tomorrow morning you'll be facing a candy glut. One possible solution? Sell it to a dentist participating in a program that sends candy care packages to troops.
NPR

In New Hampshire, Two Different Tales Of Scott Brown's State Jump

The very close U.S. Senate race in New Hampshire could come down to where Republican challenger Scott Brown is from.
NPR

After Mass Protests, Hungary Gives Up On Internet Tax

The government had proposed taxing Internet usage, but opponents claimed it the government was trying to impose a digital iron curtain on Hungary.

Leave a Comment

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