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The GW College Democrats gave Foggy Bottom’s Council member their stamp of approval in the group’s mayoral endorsement Monday.
Jack Evans, who has represented the neighborhood for 22 years, beat out fellow Council member Tommy Wells for the endorsement.
“Jack was very straightforward and clear with his answers, and that was also what a lot of people were looking for,” College Democrats president Omeed Firouzi said.
While many students live in D.C. for less than nine months out of the year, Evans insisted that local politics are worth their attention.
“Like many of you, I came to D.C. with ties back home. At some point you decide, this is where I live. This is where I am going to vote. This is an enormous opportunity to have an impact,” Evans said.
Evans also spoke about plans to increase affordable housing, strengthen the District’s education system and lightened the mood by cracking a joke about GW playing Georgetown university’s men’s basketball team.
Evans has raised more than $1 million in his mayoral bid, according to the most recent campaign finance report.