About Jack

Jack Evans, Councilmember for Ward 2, was first elected to the Council of the District of Columbia in a 1991 special election and re-elected in 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012. Jack served as Chair Pro Tempore (Vice Chair) of the DC Council from 1999-2010.

At the Council, Jack serves as Chair of the Council's Committee on Finance and Revenue, which oversees the District's finances and tax policy. He also serves on two standing Council committees - the Judiciary and Transportation & the Environment.

He has also served on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Board of Directors since January 2015. He previously served as the Council's representative to WMATA from 1992-2000 (Board Chair, 1994 and 1997) and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments/COG (Board Chair, 1995).


Aside from being Councilmember, Jack's public service has included: 

  • 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 Democratic National Conventions, as well as 2004 Howard Dean DC Co-Chair;
  • 1992 & 1996 Bill Clinton DC Co-Chair; 2008 Hillary Clinton DC Co-Chair; DC Democratic Party Treasurer from 1988-1991;
  • Dupont Circle Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner (ANC) Chair, 1989-1990;
  • 2001-2003 Chair of Foundry United Methodist Church's annual AIDS fundraiser, raising more than $400,000.

Jack is a native of Pennsylvania. He received an economics degree with honors (cum laude) from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1975, and a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Law in 1978. He began practicing law at the Securities and Exchange Commission in the Division of Enforcement..