Press release from the Campaign for Joshua Evans for Tennessee State Senate; Sept. 24, 2013:
SPRINGFIELD, TN – State Representative Joshua Evans announced his candidacy for the newly formed 25th District of the Tennessee State Senate. As a first responder, small businesses owner, and public servant, Evans has a unique understanding of the issues that face the five-county district, and the experience to achieve solutions.
“It has been an honor to serve in the General Assembly, and I look forward to the opportunity to serve in the Senate, and continue the fight for Tennessee’s families, to reduce our tax burden, improve our schools, and to develop an environment where business owners can succeed and create jobs,” said Evans.
During his five years in the General Assembly, Evans has been instrumental in moving forward key legislation that has resulted in the reduction of the sales tax on groceries and the Hall Income Tax, elimination of the state’s gift and death taxes, and establishment of essential education reforms that have led to measurable improvement in student achievement. Evans has also been a consistent champion for our constitutional rights, and for the sanctity of all human life. By focusing on fiscal restraint, improving education, and creating an environment where businesses can create jobs, Evans has shown a clear understanding of what it takes to make Tennessee and the district he represents appealing to employers and residents.
Through his years of service in elected office, Evans has built a strong reputation as a hard worker and responsive public servant. This strong reputation of hard work in both Nashville, and at home, is reflected in the strength of his early fundraising efforts. As he kicks off his Senate race, Evans has more than $50,000 cash-on-hand – significantly outpacing the other announced candidates in the race, who have each raised less than $7,000 as of the latest filing.
“I have been overwhelmed by the interest and enthusiasm I have seen as I have traveled across the 25th District. I share the values that characterize this district: a commitment to strong families, a passion for hard work, and a strong sense of responsibility to the community. These values will always shape my decisions as I work with the residents of the 25th District to improve opportunities for job growth, support parents and teachers in their efforts to provide the best education to our young people, and ensure that our values are reflected in the work that is done in Nashville,” continued Evans.
The 25th Senate District was created as a result of the 2012 redistricting, and it includes Cheatham, Dickson, Hickman, Humphreys, and Robertson Counties.
About Joshua Evans:
Joshua Evans served eight years in local government and was elected to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2008. He is a small business owner and has served as a volunteer firefighter in Robertson County since 2001. Joshua and his family live in Greenbrier, and he is a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.