State Senator

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Paul Evans

Occupation: Educator

Occupational Background: Educator, Western Oregon University and Oregon State University; Volunteer Firefighter; Officer, US Air Force 1993-1997; Oregon Air National Guard, 1997-present (Iraq 2003, 2005)

Educational Background: Central High School; BS, Western Oregon State College; MAIS, Oregon State University

Prior Governmental Experience: Monmouth City Councilor, 1989-1992; Monmouth Mayor, 1999-2002

Family: wife, Joan; daughter, Kate

Leadership for a Change

Are you tired of politics as usual in the legislature?

After two deployments to Iraq, I'm back leading the fight to restore the promise of Oregon. I grew up at a time when the "Oregon Story" meant something special: good schools, clean water, fresh air, healthy citizens, safe streets and a shared belief that together we can do better.

As Mayor, I brought citizens together to create after-school alternatives; revitalization of downtown; and initiatives for clean water, green space, and safe communities. An educator, volunteer firefighter and community leader, I've confronted challenges the legislature has ignored.

Our children deserve a first-rate education with stable funding. Our citizens deserve affordable health care, safe streets, a healthy environment, and a strong economy of family wage jobs.

Together, we can write the next chapter to the Oregon Story. Together, we can make Oregon better. I'm asking for your vote, and the opportunity to provide leadership for a change.

Leadership for a Change

"Leaders like Paul Evans come around once every generation. His energy, ideas, and strong leadership are what voters have been hoping for." Governor Barbara Roberts

"Paul Evans has been a close friend since he served as mayor of Monmouth. Whether in Iraq or at City Hall in Monmouth, Paul's leadership proves he knows how to make tough decisions. Successfully leading Oregon into the future requires the courage to stop simply defending programs and start solving problems. Paul's not afraid to stand up and do what's in the best interest of all Oregonians." Governor John Kitzhaber


(This information furnished by Paul Evans.)

Elections Division, Oregon Secretary of State • 136 State Capitol • Salem, OR 97310-0722