W. Jeff Evans

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W. Jeff Evans
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Candidate for
Virginia State Senate District 20
Prior offices
Carroll County Board of Supervisors
High schoolNuremburg American Independent High School
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1973-1974
Date of birthJanuary 9, 1956
Place of birthGalax, VA
ProfessionAssociate Pastor
Campaign website
W. Jeff Evans was a 2011 Independent candidate for District 20 of the Virginia State Senate.

Evans joined the United States Army in 1973. He then served in Schweinfurt, Germany. Upon his return, he began working a textile job and for a lumber company. Evans was then employed as a Virginia State Trooper from 1978 to 2002.

Evans ran for election to the Virginia State Senate in 2007 but was defeated.



See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2011

Evans ran in the 2011 election for Virginia Senate District 20. He faced incumbent Democrat Roscoe Reynolds and Republican Bill Stanley in the November 8 general election. Stanley, the previous District 19 incumbent, defeated Reynolds and Evans in the general election.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag

Virginia State Senate, District 20 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Stanley 46.8% 23,975
     Democratic Roscoe Reynolds Incumbent 45.6% 23,331
     Independent W. Jeff Evans 7.6% 3,887
Total Votes 51,193


Campaign themes


Evans' website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Job Creation
Excerpt: "Job creation is my number one priority once in Richmond. Without work for our citizens there can be no stability, health care, quality eduction, or hope for the future of our families and children."
  • Education
Excerpt: "I will work tirelessly to strengthen our current educational system and ensure that our young generation has a bright future."
  • Transportation
Excerpt: "Transportation is a key aspect if we are to attract more jobs to Southside. I will lead strongly to reduce wasteful spending, finish Route 58 which will connect Interstate 77 to Southside Virginia, and complete Interstate 73 starting in Henry County."
  • Taxes And Spending
Excerpt: "will refuse to vote for any tax increase which would bring further burden on our families and businesses."
  • Second Amendment
Excerpt: "I am a concealed carry permit holder and member of the NRA. I will passionately defend our right to bear arms in Richmond."
  • Right To Life
Excerpt: "I belief that life begins at conception and am a strong advocate for the rights of the innocent unborn. I support defunding Planned Parenthood and will stand strong to ensure no tax dollars go toward the funding of abortions in our state."
  • Marriage
Excerpt: "I believe that marriage is a sacred institution between one man and one woman and will stand strong to preserve this institution in Richmond."


Evans and his wife, Janet, have two children.

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