Michael Evans

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Michael Evans
Michael Evans.jpg
Mississippi House of Representatives, District 43
In office
2012 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 3
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
High schoolNanih Waiya High School
Office website
Michael T. Evans is a Democratic member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 43. He was first elected to the chamber in 2011.


Evans' professional experience includes working as a battalion chief with the Philadelphia, Mississippi Fire Department and a fire chief with the Preston Volunteer Fire Department. He also owns and operates a poultry farm with his wife.

Committee assignments


During the 2012-2013 legislative session, Evans served on the following committees:

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2012
Conservation and Water Resources
Public Property
Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks


Campaign themes


Evans' website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • "Will support fully funding education and giving teachers what they need to be successful"
  • "Will work with local, state, and federal officials to attract new jobs and business to District 43."
  • "Will support giving law enforcement and military personnel what they need to keep people safe."
  • "Will protect the interests of senior citizens and ensure they have access to the services they need."



See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Evans won election to District 43 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and defeated Republican incumbent Russ Nowell in the November 8 general election.[2][3]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 43 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Evans 50.9% 4,534
     Republican Russ Nowell Incumbent 49.1% 4,368
Total Votes 8,902

Campaign donors


In 2011, Evans received $28,292 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Evans's campaign in 2011
House Democratic Leadership Of Mississippi$14,893
Evans, Michael T$2,599
Mississippi Hospital Association$2,500
Mississippi Association For Justice$1,700
House Democratic Victory PAC$1,550
Total Raised in 2011 $28,292
Total Votes received in 2011 4,534
Cost of each vote received $6.24

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Political offices
Preceded by
Russ Nowell
Mississippi House of Representatives District 43
2012 – present
Succeeded by