|Pennsylvania State House District 203|
|1981 - Present|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||33|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||La Salle College, 1975|
|Associate's||Community College of Philadelphia, 1973|
|Place of birth||Philadelphia, PA|
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.
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.
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Appropriations, Chair|
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%|
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.
|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||$1,410,534|
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.
Evans is single.
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- Pennsylvania House of Representatives - Rep. Evans
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- Dwight Evans on Facebook
- Dwight Evans on Twitter
- Pennsylvania Department of State, Official Primary Results
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2012 Primary Candidate List In Ballot Order," March 26, 2012
- 2010 general election results from the Pennsylvania Secretary of State's office
- Official 2008 state house election results from the Pennsylvania Department of State
- Follow the Money - 2010 donations
- 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," September 22, 2011
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