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Paul Evans (Oregon)

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Paul Evans
Candidate for
Oregon House of Representatives, District 20
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor of Monmouth
Jan. 1999 - Dec. 2002
Bachelor'sWestern Oregon University, 1992
Associate'sCentral High School, 1988
Master'sOregon State University, 2001
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Years of service1993-1997
Service branchOregon Air National Guard
Years of service1997-Jul 2010
ProfessionInstructor at Chemeketa Community College
Campaign website
Paul Evans is a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 20 of the Oregon House of Representatives.

He previously served as Mayor of Monmouth from Jan. 1999 - Dec. 2002.[1]


Evans earned his B.S. in Public Policy and Administration from Western Oregon University in 1992 and his M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies (Environmental Policy, Rhetoric and Social Influence, and American Politics) from Oregon State University in 2001. His professional experience includes working as a volunteer fireman with the Polk County Fire District #1, a teacher at Western Oregon University, Chemeketa Community College and Oregon State University and President of Northwest Passage Trading Company. He served in the United States Air Force from 1993-1997, and in the Oregon Air National Guard from 1997-Jul 2010.[1]


Campaign themes


Evans's campaign website highlights the following issues:[2]

Jobs & Our Economy

  • Excerpt: "Reset of the Minimum Wage to at least $10.10/hour in 2015 (with annual cost of living adjustments)."
  • Excerpt: "Small business incubation with preference incentives for local development/ownership."

P-20 Educational Priorities

  • Excerpt: "QEM-Plus 3" baseline funding formula: implementation of Quality Education Model funding targets with additional above baseline support for community developed workforce development priorities."


  • Excerpt: "Capital reinvestments: critical infrastructure, support infrastructure, 22nd Century Priorities."
  • Excerpt: "Baseline standards for public safety staffing in at all levels of government in support of statewide resiliency planning, response, and recovery expectations."


  • Excerpt: "Comprehensive review of “smart growth” land use planning structures and systems (expansion of urban development toolkit)."


  • Excerpt: "Development of sustainable funding for Campus Veterans’ Service Officer program at all community colleges and public universities."



See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Oregon House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Paul Evans was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Kathy Goss defeated James Owens, Karl Erickson and Terrence Taylor in the Republican primary. Evans and Goss will face off in the general election.[3][4]



In 2014, Evans's endorsements include the following:[5]

  • American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
  • American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 280
  • National Abortion & Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL) Pro-Choice Oregon
  • Oregon Black Political Convention
  • Oregon League of Conservation Voters (OLCV)
  • Pacific Northwest Carpenters
  • United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 555
  • United Steelworkers

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