Richard Evans

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Richard Evans
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Illinois, District 8
Campaign website
Richard Evans was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 8th Congressional District of Illinois. Evans was removed from the official candidate list on January 24, 2012.[1]


Evans is a CPA and a Risk Manager.[2]


Campaign themes


On his campaign website Evans has 2 leading issues that he is concerned about. They are:[3]

  • Social Security: Excerpt: "Based on "means testing," retirees with solid pensions, may voluntarily waive immediate receipt of part or all of their social security benefits and transfer those benefits to a designated recipient (say a grandchild) who won't be expected to retire for 40-50 years from now. In other words, using generation skipping-( a standard estate planning tool) the wage earner and retiree would give their Social Security Benefits to their grandchild (ren) or someone else in the skipped generation designated by a Social Security number."
  • High Speed Rail: Excerpt: "It would take hundreds and hundreds of billions of dollars to create the type of HSR infrastructure that exists in Europe and Japan. And we as a nation would never benefit from this mode of transportation as they have in those countries. I am against any further tax payer funded High Speed Rail development in the United States."



See also: Illinois' 8th Congressional District elections, 2012
Richard Evans for House campaign logo.

Evans was running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 8th District. Evans sought the nomination on the Republican ticket.[4] The signature filing deadline was December 27, 2011, with the primary taking place on March 20, 2012. Incumbent Joe Walsh is seeking re-election on the Republican ticket.

Evans was removed from the official candidate list on January 24, 2012.[5]


Evans is married to his wife, Marybeth, and together they have 13 children.[2]

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