Evans celebrates 'happiest' birthday

Photo by RJSmith
The Councilmember Evans celebrates his birthday with a spin on the dance floor with Lillian Gordon of 4th Street.
The Councilmember Evans celebrates his birthday with a spin on the dance floor with Lillian Gordon of 4th Street.
 Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans’ birthday party (celebrated on Wednesday although he was born on the 31st, Halloween!) is one of the political and social events of the year in the ward – and this year was
John Ralls (center), former long-time chief of staff, hugs Linda Grigsby (former staff)  and Jeff Coudriet.(current staff) (Photo by: RJSmith) John Ralls (center), former long-time chief of staff, hugs Linda Grigsby (former staff) and Jeff Coudriet.(current staff)
no different.  Filling the atrium of the landmark Homer Building on 13th Street downtown were constituents, Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners, former and current council staff members, old folks, young folks and just plain folks.  They mingled and danced and, of course, gossiped – from who’s running for ANC to who will be in Mayor Gray’s new cabinet.

Evans, who came into office in 1991 at the start of the Sharon Pratt Kelly Administration, is the longest serving councilmember.  With his new wife, Michele Seiver and their combined families at his side, Evans thanked the crowd for helping him with “the 20 happiest year of his life,” and then went back to dancing.
 

The Jack and Michele clan: (left to right) John, Katherine, Michele, Jack, John and Christine (Photo by: RJSmith) The Jack and Michele clan: (left to right) John, Katherine, Michele, Jack, John and Christine



Jack with Commissioners Will Stephens, Kevin O'Connor (still a candidate), Charles Reed and Alex Padro (Photo by: RJSmith) Jack with Commissioners Will Stephens, Kevin O'Connor (still a candidate), Charles Reed and Alex Padro

 
Chief of staff Shanette Grant, Jack, Jennifer Hamilton, Department of Parks & Recreation, and Amorde Brabham, also on Jack's staff (Photo by: RJSmith) Chief of staff Shanette Grant, Jack, Jennifer Hamilton, Department of Parks & Recreation, and Amorde Brabham, also on Jack's staff

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