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Dwight Evans
Pennsylvania State House District 203
In office
1981 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 34
Base salary$82,026/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1980
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Associate'sCommunity College of Philadelphia, 1973
Bachelor'sLa Salle College, 1975
Date of birth05/16/1954
Place of birthPhiladelphia, PA
Office website
Dwight Evans (b. May 16, 1954) is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 203.

Evans earned his associate's degree from the Community College of Philadelphia in 1973. He went on to receive his bachelor's degree from La Salle College in 1975. He then attended Graduate Work at Temple University from 1975 to 1976.

Evans' professional experience includes his work in the following positions: Employment Counselor/Job Developer for the Urban League of Philadelphia, and Teacher for the Philadelphia Public School System.

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 has served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives since 1981. He represents the 203rd District.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of 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.




See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[1][2]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 203, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDwight Evans Incumbent 100% 27,080
Total Votes 27,080
Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 203 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDwight Evans Incumbent 82.1% 7,572
Lamont Thomas 17.9% 1,646
Total Votes 9,218


See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Evans won re-election to the 203rd District Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition and defeated Libertarian Michael Muhammad in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[3]

Pennsylvania State House, District 203
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dwight Evans (D) 18,484 98.2%
Michael Muhammad (L) 339 1.8%


On November 4, 2008, Evans won re-election to the 203rd District seat of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He received 26,727 votes running unopposed.[4]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 203
Candidates Votes Percent
Dwight Evans (D) Green check mark transparent.png 26,727 100.0%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Evans received $1,410,534 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dwight Evans's campaign in 2010
Laborers District Council$225,000
Students First$60,000
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association$50,000
Brown, Jeffrey N$35,000
Honickman, Haroldhonickman, Harold$26,500
Total Raised in 2010 $1,410,534


Political positions

Debt negotiations

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,[6] 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.[7]


Evans is single.

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