Georgetowners Come Out in Force to Support Jack Evans for DC Mayor

Photo by Judith Beermann
John and Valentina Cecchi with Jack and Michele Evans
John and Valentina Cecchi with Jack and Michele Evans

Two hundred Georgetowners came to The Powerhouse Sunday afternoon for a Bluegrass and BBQ fundraiser to support their neighbor and city council member, Jack Evans in his run for DC Mayor.

Jedd Wilder with John and Chris Evans (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Jedd Wilder with John and Chris Evans

There was fun for the whole family, with toddlers crawling around inside a cardboard house, tattoos for all with 'Jack Evans for Mayor' a popular design choice, and a photo booth for family portraits.

Nancy Taylor Bubes, Michele Evans and Davis Camalier (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Nancy Taylor Bubes, Michele Evans and Davis Camalier
To the music of the Joe Marton Band, long-time friends and business leaders mingled, and congratulated the candidate in the historic warehouse along the C& O Canal, the former office of Western Development Corporation, now a multi-level events space.

Greg Casten, Julie Chase and Paul Cohn (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Greg Casten, Julie Chase and Paul Cohn

Jack Evans thanked his supporters, hosts Herb and Patrice Miller, and his family.

Joe Marton Band (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Joe Marton Band

Evans, representing Ward 2 since 1991, is the longest serving lawmaker on the DC City Council.

Noting the enormous changes that have occured over the last 22 years, he said, "The city was in free-fall ... In 1993, this was the murder capital of the country. After the Federal Goverment took over in 1995, and Anthony Williams became mayor ..." the city's reputation slowly changed, and now"is the most vibrant in America."

Jack addresses his supporters (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Jack addresses his supporters

"We have a 1.5 billion record surplus, more cranes than any other city, and we've come a long way since we were known as the city with exploding manhole covers."

Noting that the Millers have now moved to 14th and P Street, Evans told the enthusiastic guests about the profound changes that have occured downtown, from a place of drugs and crime to one with block after block of new restaurants. The 14th Street Whole Foods is now the company's highest grossing store.

Vowing to bring equal access to jobs and prosperity throughout the district, Evans plans to bring his message to every ward in the city.

This event was hosted by Jennifer Altemus, Nancy Taylor Bubes, Lynda & Davis Camalier, Kristen & John Cecchi, Colleen & John Girouard, Nancy Jacobsen, Deb & Ben Johns,  John Lever, Eileen McGrath,  Patrice Miller, Dale & Melissa Overmeyer,  Ginger & Stuart Pape, Elizabeth Miller & Dan Sallick, George & Frederica Valanos.

Jennifer Altemus leaves with a sign for her lawn (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Jennifer Altemus leaves with a sign for her lawn

Paul Cohn, Linda Roth Conte and Rob Wilder (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Paul Cohn, Linda Roth Conte and Rob Wilder

Dan Sallick and Elizabeth Miller (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Dan Sallick and Elizabeth Miller

(Photo by: Judith Beermann)

(Photo by: Judith Beermann)