When James Evans ran for the Orem City Council in 1987, he lost by only 84 votes. But last week, he won by a "landslide" (5-0) and was chosen by council members to serve the last 11/2 years of Councilman Paul Washburn's term. Washburn resigned to accept a job transfer to Montana. Evans, a program specialist for the state office of job training, was sworn in Tuesday night, but the work started even before the ceremony. "I have already gotten calls from citizens who want to discuss issues with me," Evans said. "I am excited about working with the council and serving Orem, and I enjoy talking with residents, especially when they call at a reasonable hour."