Mervin Evans

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Mervin Evans
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Candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 37
Elections and appointments
Last electionJuly 23, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Campaign website
Mervin Evans was a 2014 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 37th Congressional District of California.[1]

Evans was a candidate in the special election for District 26 of the California State Senate on July 23, 2013.[2] He also previously ran in the 2012 election for California State Senate District 62.


Campaign themes


Evans' campaign website listed the following issues:[3]

  • Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!: "As a management consultant and business owners, Mervin Evans understands how to create real jobs here in California. With 62nd district unemployment at over 20% (not counting the thousands of discouraged community members who have quit looking for jobs) we need a congressman who knows how to meet a payroll and balance a budget."
  • Rebuilding America and Jobs: "Rebuilding America’s infrastructure – roads, bridges, wastewater treatment, mass transit and high-speed light-rail, would improve our quality of life, create millions of good paying jobs, and strengthen our economy. We can pay for this by ending the Bush tax cuts and loopholes for the rich, and by pulling back our military footprint in countries like Japan that pose no threat to us whatsoever."
  • Medicare: "Don’t turn Medicare into a voucher system for insurance companies, which will mean higher costs and less treatment. Instead, focus on ending massive fraud and abuse in states like Michigan and Florida."
  • Social Security: "Social Security is a compact with the American people that must be honored. Don’t turn it over to Wall Street. Stabilize the Social Security Fund for generations to come by requiring the very rich to pay Social Security taxes on a higher percentage of their income."
  • Health Care: "The right wing is determined to un-do and destroy health care reform. We are determined to make sure that all Americans have access to affordable health care. No one should ever again face bankruptcy to pay a medical bill, or be forced to choose between medical treatment and the basic necessities of life."


—Mervin Evans' campaign website,



See also: California's 37th Congressional District elections, 2014

Evans ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 37th District. Evans was defeated in the blanket primary on June 3, 2014.[5]

Evans filed Statements of Intention for both California Secretary of State and California State Senate District 30 races, but chose not to follow through on a bid for secretary of state.[6][7]

U.S. House, California District 37 Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKaren Bass Incumbent 79.6% 47,639
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAdam King 14.3% 8,530
     Democratic Mervin Evans 6.1% 3,677
Total Votes 59,846
Source: California Secretary of State


See also: State legislative special elections, 2013

Evans ran in a special election for California State Senate District 26. The seat was vacant following Sen. Curren Price's (D) election to the Los Angeles City Council. Evans was defeated by Holly Mitchell (D) in a blanket primary, which took place on September 17.[8][2][9][10]

California State Senate, District 26, Blanket Primary, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHolly Mitchell 81% 19,481
     Democratic Mervin Evans 19% 4,579
Total Votes 24,060


See also: California State Senate elections, 2012

Evans ran in the 2012 election for California State Senate District 62. He and incumbent Steve Bradford (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012. He was subsequently defeated in the general election on November 6, 2012.[11][12]

California State Senate, District 62, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteven Bradford Incumbent 72.1% 98,047
     Democratic Mervin Evans 27.9% 37,957
Total Votes 136,004

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