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Wednesday, April 4, 2012 12:13 a.m.

Alumnus loses D.C. Council bid, Evans glides to sixth term

Ward 2 D.C. Council member Jack Evans, who was first elected to the body in 1991, won the city's primary elections Tuesday facing no opponent. Hatchet File Photo

Ward 2 D.C. Council member Jack Evans sailed to victory in an unopposed primary race Tuesday, while an alumnus was trounced by his incumbent opponent for the Ward 4 seat.

Evans, 58, is slated for a sixth term to represent the ward covering neighborhoods including Foggy Bottom, the West End, Dupont Circle and Georgetown. Alumnus Max Skolnik, who graduated from GW in 2002, garnered slightly more than 9 percent of the vote while Muriel Bowser skated to a Ward 4 victory with 65.8 percent of the vote.

Skolnik – whose campaign students bolstered in the days leading up to the primary with increased canvassing and phone banking efforts – received just 967 votes.

Voter turnout for the election totaled 58,210, according to D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics data. Evans, who ran unopposed, nabbed 80 percent of the vote.

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