Evans challenger decamps
Mt. Vernon Square resident and 2008 challenger to incumbent Councilmember Jack Evans Cary Silverman is moving to Rockville, Md., taking himself out of the running for the 2012 Ward 2 election. Silverman got 35% of the vote against Evans in the 2008 Democratic primary. Although he will keep his house on M Street near the Convention Center, Silverman, who was president of the Mt. Vernon Square Community Association and served as an ANC, will practice politics from a new home in "the countryside," he said.
"I'll still have a hand in D.C. politics, don't worry about that," said the attorney, who coordinates pro bono activities at law firm Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP, where his public policy work focuses on product liability, tort and consumer law, as well as civil justice reform. "I've got a few hands to spare." Silverman also represents a Guantanamo detainee and provides counsel to several Washington nonprofit organizations.
Evans has represented Ward 2 since his election in 1991, succeeding John A. Wilson.