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Make It Three: Jack Evans To Join D.C. Mayoral Race

Evans was first elected to the D.C. Council in 1991, and ran for mayor in 1998.
Evans was first elected to the D.C. Council in 1991, and ran for mayor in 1998.

Council member Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) will announce on June 8 that he's entering the D.C. mayoral race, making it a trio of legislators vying for the city's top office. 

Evans is the D.C. Council's longest-serving member, having been first elected in 1991 in a special election to replace John Wilson. This won't be his first run for mayor—he placed third behind Anthony Williams and Kevin Chavous in the 1998 Democratic primary

According to a tweet from NBC4's Tom Sherwood, Evans will launch his campaign at the corner of 14th and Q Streets NW, in the heart of the Logan Circle neighborhood. He'll be competing against colleagues Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) and Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6); Mayor Vince Gray hasn't yet said if he will run for re-election.


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