Georgetown’s councilman gets his own bobblehead

D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans (D-Ward 2), whose ward includes Georgetown, had Jack Evans bobbleheads made for some reason using campaign money.

WTOP’s Mark Segraves reports that Evans spent $2,000 of his campaign money on 100 bobbleheads. Segraves notes that Little Jack has more hair and fewer wrinkles than his living counterpart.

Since the bobbleheads were bought with campaign funds, Evans’s opponent in the 2008 election Cary Silverman wasn’t pleased:

I’m confused. According to DC law, surplus campaign funds must, within 6 months of an election, be: (1) donated to a political party; (2) used to retire campaign debts; (3) returned to donors; or (4) transferred to an authorized constituent services fund. I missed (5) used to purchase bobbleheads with the Councilmember’s likeness.

Photo by Mark Segraves/WTOP

2 Comments on “Georgetown’s councilman gets his own bobblehead

  1. Shame on him! Almost as bad as using that money to pay for signs with HIS name on them to plaster all over the ward! Since when is campaigning about promoting an individual?

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