Foggy Bottom representative becomes longest-serving Council member

Jack Evans became the longest-serving D.C. Council member Tuesday. He ran unopposed in the election. Hatchet File Photo

This post was written by Hatchet staff writer Brianna Gurciullo.

Ward 2 Council member Jack Evans was elected to his sixth consecutive term Tuesday, becoming the longest-serving representative on the D.C. Council.

Evans, who represents GW, first took office in 1991 after winning a special election. He ran unopposed in this year’s election, earning 18,803 votes out of 19,427 cast, according to the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics. Evans also chairs the Council’s finance committee.

Fellow incumbents Marion Barry, Muriel Bowser and Yvette Alexander also won reelection Tuesday for their respective wards.

David Grosso defeated four-year Council member Michael Brown – the first time a challenger has snagged a seat from a city council incumbent since 2004.

Grosso edged ahead of Brown – who said he lost more than $100,000 from his campaign fund this fall – by about 18,000 votes.

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