State Representative David Evans has been recognized as a “Freshman Legislator of the Year” for his work this legislative session for advocating justice. Representative Evans was awarded the honor by House Speaker Elijah Haahr, who commended the Republican from West Plains for his work to fairly represent all Missouri citizens and to ensure that the state continues moving forward in a positive direction. Rep. Evans is recognized as one of the most dedicated legislators in the Missouri House.

Rep. Evans serves as a member of the following committees: Special Committee on Criminal Justice Reform (Vice-Chairman); Budget; Judiciary; Appropriation for Agriculture, Conservation, Natural Resources, and Economic Development; Joint House and Senate Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect; and Joint House, Senate, and Judicial Committee on Court Automation. In addition, he recently was appointed as Chairman of the Freshman Special Committee on Civil and Criminal Justice. Through his work on the committees, Evans has earned the respect of his colleagues for his integrity, his knowledge of the law, and his commitment to protecting taxpayer dollars.

This past session, Evans successfully sponsored and cosponsored several bills which were passed, including “Save the Family Farm Bill.” He also spent many long nights helping other legislators draft several bills which were truly agreed and finally passed.

Evans states that he is deeply honored to receive this special recognition, and will continue to work hard to represent the people of this District. Rep. Evans serves as the state representative for the 154th House District, which is part of Howell County, Missouri. He was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2018. He formerly served as presiding circuit court judge for the 37th Judicial Circuit.




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