|Pennsylvania State House District 203|
|1981 - Present|
|November 31, 2016|
|Years in position||34|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Associate's||Community College of Philadelphia, 1973|
|Bachelor's||La Salle College, 1975|
|Date of birth||05/16/1954|
|Place of birth||Philadelphia, PA|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Recent news
- 8 See also
- 9 External links
- 10 References
In 1986, Evans was a candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, but he was not elected. He was also a candidate in the Democratic Gubernatorial Primary in 1994. He ran for the office of Mayor of Philadelphia in both 1999 and 2007 as well, but was not elected in either case.
Evans earned his A.A. from the Community College of Philadelphia in 1973 and his bachelor's degree from La Salle College in 1975. He then attended Graduate Work at Temple University from 1975 to 1976. His professional experience includes working as an employment counselor/job developer for the Urban League of Philadelphia and as a teacher in the Philadelphia Public School System.
2015 legislative session
Note: As of February 13, 2015, Evan has not been assigned to any standing committees.
In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Evans did not serve on a committee.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Evans did not serve on a committee.
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Appropriations, Chair|
Evans is one of the members of a bipartisan group organized by the National Conference of Legislatures called the Task Force on Federal Deficit Reduction (TFFDR). Consisting of 23 state lawmakers from 17 states, the group went to Capitol Hill on September 21, 2011 to urge the Congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to cut the nation's debt but not impose severe budget cuts on the states.
TFFDR urged the Committee to consider new revenue as a possibility, instead of just focusing on budget cuts as House Speaker John Boehner has proposed. The group specifically proposed passage of the "Main Street Fairness Act," which would allow states to tax online retailers.
Elections for the office of Pennsylvania House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent Dwight Evans was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Evans was unchallenged in the general election.
Evans ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 203. Evans defeated Lamont Thomas in the Democratic primary on April 24 and was unchallenged in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 203, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Dwight Evans Incumbent||100%||27,080|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 203 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Dwight Evans Incumbent||82.1%||7,572|
|Pennsylvania State House, District 203|
|Dwight Evans (D)||18,484||98.2%|
|Michael Muhammad (L)||339||1.8%|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 203|
|Dwight Evans (D)||26,727||100.0%|
Comprehensive donor information for Dwight Evans is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Dwight Evans raised a total of $9,280,728 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.
|Dwight Evans's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 203||$242,355|
|2010||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 203||$1,411,034|
|2008||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 203||$3,586,988|
|2006||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 203||$2,236,525|
|2004||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 203||$269,454|
|2002||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 203||$317,261|
|2000||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 203||$355,636|
|1998||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 203||$861,475|
|Grand Total Raised||$9,280,728|
2012Dwight Evans won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Dwight Evans raised a total of $242,355.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Dwight Evans's campaign in 2012|
|Brown, Jeffrey N||$20,000|
|Barclay Land LP||$10,000|
|Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young||$10,000|
|Laborers District Council of the Metropolitan Area of Philadelphia & Vicinity||$6,500|
|Metropolitan Regional Council of Carpenters & Joiners of Philadelphia & Vicinity||$6,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$242,355|
|Source: Follow the Money|
In 2010, Evans received $1,411,034 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Dwight Evans's campaign in 2010|
|Laborers District Council||$225,000|
|Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association||$50,000|
|Brown, Jeffrey N||$35,000|
|Honickman, Haroldhonickman, Harold||$26,500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$1,411,034|
Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.
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- The American Conservative Union: 2013 Legislative scorecard
- Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
- Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators were scored on their support for legislation related to LGBT equality.
- The American Conservative Union: 2012 Legislative scorecard
- Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
- Pennsylvania National Federation of Independent Business: 2011-2012 Voting Record
- Legislators were scored on their votes on key small business issues.
- Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania: Marcellus Shale Scorecard 2011-12
- Legislators were scored based on floor votes that highlighted environmental issues.
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- Profile from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Dwight Evans on Facebook
- Dwight Evans on Twitter
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- National Conference of State Legislatures, "Task Force on Federal Deficit Reduction," accessed September 26, 2011
- Stateline, "State legislators want revenue on table in debt talks," accessed September 22, 2011
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "Official primary results for May 20, 2014," accessed July 9, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2014 Official Candidate Listing," accessed March 21, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2014 General Election," accessed December 5, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "Official Primary Results," accessed April 15, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2012 Primary Candidate List," April 15, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2010 General Election Results," accessed May 2, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "Official 2008 General Election Results," accessed April 15, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Evans, Dwight," accessed September 19, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 donations," accessed May 2, 2014
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