Member

Sessions

Sessions Office Position District Party
1981 Representative 203 Democrat
1982 Representative 203 Democrat
1983 Representative 203 Democrat
1984 Representative 203 Democrat
1985 Representative 203 Democrat
1986 Representative 203 Democrat
1987 Representative 203 Democrat
1988 Representative 203 Democrat
1989 Representative 203 Democrat
1990 Representative 203 Democrat
1991 Representative Majority Appropriations Committee Chairman 203 Democrat
1992 Representative Majority Appropriations Committee Chairman 203 Democrat
1993 Representative Majority Appropriations Committee Chairman 203 Democrat
1994 Representative Majority Appropriations Committee Chairman 203 Democrat
1995 Representative Minority Appropriations Committee Chairman 203 Democrat
1996 Representative Minority Appropriations Committee Chairman 203 Democrat
1997 Representative Minority Appropriations Committee Chairman 203 Democrat
1998 Representative Minority Appropriations Committee Chairman 203 Democrat
1999 Representative Minority Appropriations Committee Chairman 203 Democrat
2000 Representative Minority Appropriations Committee Chairman 203 Democrat
2001 Representative Minority Appropriations Committee Chairman 203 Democrat
2002 Representative Minority Appropriations Committee Chairman 203 Democrat
2003 Representative Minority Appropriations Committee Chairman 203 Democrat
2004 Representative Minority Appropriations Committee Chairman 203 Democrat
2005 Representative Minority Appropriations Committee Chairman 203 Democrat
2006 Representative Minority Appropriations Committee Chairman 203 Democrat
2007 Representative Majority Appropriations Committee Chairman 203 Democrat
2008 Representative Majority Appropriations Committee Chairman 203 Democrat
2009 Representative Majority Appropriations Committee Chairman 203 Democrat
2010 Representative Majority Appropriations Committee Chairman 203 Democrat
2011 Representative 203 Democrat
2012 Representative 203 Democrat
2013 Representative 203 Democrat
2014 Representative 203 Democrat
2015 Representative 203 Democrat
2016 Representative 203 Democrat
Counties Philadelphia

Biography

05/16/1954 -


EVANS, Dwight, a Representative from Philadelphia County; born in the city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., May 16, 1954; graduated, Germantown High School, 1971; A.A., Community College of Philadelphia, 1973; B.A., LaSalle College, 1975; graduate studies, Temple University, 1976-1978; urban planner; member, 10th Ward Democratic Executive Committee; leader, 10th Ward Democratic Committee (1983-1996); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1980; reelected to serve 17 more consecutive terms; elected, chair, Majority Appropriations Committee (1990-1994, 2007-2010); elected, chair, Minority Appropriations Committee (1995-2006); appointed, board, Public School Employees’ Retirement System (1991-2010); appointed, chair, House Select Committee on Violence (1994); appointed, Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (2013-2016); unsuccessful campaigns, Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania (1986), Governor of Pennsylvania (1994), and mayor of Philadelphia (1999, 2007); gubernatorial appointee, board, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (2015-present); not a candidate for reelection to the House (2016); elected, United States Congress (2016-present).




Bibliography


Evans, Dwight.  Making Ideas Matter: My Life as a Policy Entrepreneur.  Philadelphia:  Fels Institute of Government, 2013.

Archival Collections


Papers of Dwight Evans, 1976-2016, Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives, Harrisburg

Congressional Biography

After 36 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Dwight Evans went on to serve in congress