Tuesday, July 14, 2009

CM Evans' office statement about Desi Deschaine

As reported on WUSA9, CM Evans' office has issued this statement about the death of Desi Deschaine:
Councilmember Jack Evans and staff, with great personal regret, join in mourning the tragic passing of Evans' staff member and friend Desi Deschaine.

Desi served as Councilmember Evans' Director of Communications and as a liaison to the Ward Two community.   Desi also served as a Vice President of the Logan Circle Community Association; a national committee representative for the D.C. Young Democrats; and a voting member of the DC Democratic State Committee, as well as a member of the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club.   Desi also served with the administration of Mayor Anthony Williams, as well as worked with the Washington National Opera.   Desi was a graduate of The Catholic University of America.

"Desi Deschaine was a bright, bubbly, enthusiastic, and wonderful person who you just could not help but love.   I had the great pleasure of knowing and working with him not just on my staff, but on my campaigns, and over the years with Mayor Williams' staff, the Opera and numerous other capacities and roles.   He brought his passion, energy and good spirits to everything and everyone he touched over the years.   My staff and I share the grief of and extend our condolences to Desi's family and friends, and deeply mourn his untimely loss."