Jack Evans, Ward 2 (former Councilmember)

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Former Councilmember Jack Evan’s votes on 2020 legislation:

Former Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans resigned in early 2020 due to extensive ethics violations and public corruption scandals. He was not on the Council for a majority of votes in 2020.


Former Councilmember Jack Evan’s votes on 2018 legislation:

Votes marked in red were the wrong direction for DC.

  1. Opposed removing criminal penalties for people who don’t pay Metro fare
  2. Supported amendment maintaining criminal penalties for people who don’t pay Metro fare
  3. Opposed overriding the Mayor’s veto of #1 on this list
  4. Supported additional translation resources in schools and government services
  5. Opposed funding to end homelessness with new revenue from online sales taxes
  6. Supported Initiative 77 repeal—which silenced DC voters and maintained the $3.89/hour “tipped wage”
  7. Opposed a compromise amendment on Initiative 77, which would have raised the $3.89/hour “tipped wage” for at least some employees
  8. Supported letting debt collectors take money out of more people’s paychecks
  9. Supported more public restrooms downtown
  10. Supported requiring more notice to tenants in the event of an eviction
  11. Supported limits on rent increases for rent-controlled apartments when new tenants move in
  12. Supported closing rent-control loophole that allowed landlords to manipulate rent hikes
  13. Supported high-quality childcare for all families and expanding health services for low-income parents and their babies
  14. Supported 100% clean energy in DC by 2032
  15. Supported a ban on campaign contributions from corporations that contract with the DC government

Former Councilmember Jack Evan’s votes on 2016 legislation:

More than anyone else on the council, Councilmember Evans consistently votes in ways that block or slow economic justice at work, a right to housing, and government for the people.

Councilmember Evans’ votes that held DC back:

  • Opposed fair scheduling for part-time workers
  • Opposed universal paid family and medical leave
  • Supported diverting paid family and medical leave funds to pay employers, rather than employees
  • Supported putting control of paid family and medical leave benefits in the hands of bosses, rather than the democratically elected government
  • Opposed guaranteed access to in-suite bathroom for shelter residents
  • Supported restricting shelter access for people experiencing homelessness
  • Opposed extended access to shelters for families in need
  • Opposed a slow down of tax cuts for multi-millionaires and huge corporations
  • Opposed delaying the millionaires’ tax cut
  • Opposed delaying the corporate tax cut
  • Supported a contract renewal for Veritas, which mismanaged United Medical Center
  • Supported a contract for Corizon, which mismanages prison health systems