Alec Evans, spokesmen and top campaign aide to mayor-to-be Adrian Fenty, has been fired by the candidate just two weeks before the general election.

Evans confirms that he is no longer with the campaign and that his separation was not of his choosing. “It’s a shame to part ways so quickly after helping get someone elected,” Evans says. He refused to elaborate on the circumstances surrounding his dismissal.

Evans, 27, was widely seen as a prime force behind the positive press coverage Fenty received during his campaign for the Democratic nomination.

Fenty could not immediately be reached for comment.