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Ward 2 Democrats Endorse Evans, Brown

Longtime Council member Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) won the endorsement of the Ward 2 Democrats last night in his re-election bid.

In a media release, Evans's campaign touted the support he has already received from Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) and the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club. "These endorsements prove that there is a profound movement of support for Jack Evans to fix our schools, make our neighborhoods safer and improve the delivery of city services," the release reads.

In the Sept. 9 Democratic primary, Evans, a 17-year incumbent, is facing a challenge from lawyer Cary Silverman, president of the Mount Vernon Square Neighborhood Association.

Council member Kwame Brown (D-At Large), who is seeking a second term, also received a nod from the Ward 2 Democrats. "We're running a grassroots campaign and voters from across Ward 2 including Shaw, Logan Circle, Georgetown, and Dupont Circle want to be a part of improving the District," he said in a press release.

Two potential opponents have lined up to run against Brown in the primary. Activist parent Clarence Cherry and George "The Underdog" Jackson, which is how he is listed by the Board of Elections and Ethics.

Nominating petitions to become an official candidate are due next week.

By Nikita R Stewart  |  June 27, 2008; 12:22 AM ET
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