A new voice

My name is Becky Evans, and I am proud to be our candidate for Georgia House District 83 in the May 2018 Democratic Primary.

My husband David and I have raised our three adult children here, all of whom attended Druid Hills High School, and we love our community. As a 25-year resident of DeKalb County, I have dedicated my life to leading through service as a nonprofit founder, political aide, volunteer, advocate, and mother. I want to take my passion for service and leadership to represent us at the Capitol.

From my parents, I learned early the importance of service to others and advocating for the vulnerable. My passion for bringing people together comes from my father – he was a Methodist Minister, New Testament Professor, and civil rights activist in Dallas, Texas. His legacy of bridging faiths, races, and cultures, by advocating for economic and social justice, is a profound influence on me. My mother was a preschool teacher and a realtor. Between the two of them, I learned the importance of compassion, community, and collaborative problem solving.

I graduated from Emory University with a political science degree, and then worked for 11 years as an educator and project manager with HBO and Company, a healthcare technology company.

My family is active at North Decatur Presbyterian Church, where we have been members for 30 years. I’m also the founder of a nonprofit called the Druid Hills Athletic Association, a school-wide booster club that broadens support for athletics at Druid Hills High School and Middle School, which just celebrated its ten-year anniversary. I am proud of how we worked together to build stronger, more inclusive schools.

I coordinated Kathie Gannon’s campaign for election as DeKalb Super District Commissioner in 2012. For the past three years, I have served as State Senator Elena Parent’s Aide on Local Issues. I was an active volunteer in the 2008 and 2012 Organizing for America campaigns, and in Michelle Nunn’s 2014 bid for US Senate. I attended the 2017 Women’s March on Washington and wore a pink hat knit by my mother-in- law. All of these women have inspired me to get more involved in politics and to model their thoughtful leadership.
I have served my community in many ways:

  • Volunteer and leader in my children’s public schools for 18 years (1995 – 2013)
  • Co-Chair of Global Mission Committee at N. Decatur Presbyterian Church (2012 – present)
  • Founder and former President of Druid Hills Athletic Association (2007 – 2013)
  • Steering Committee member for the Haiti EcoVillage School Partnership, which is building a self-sustaining school in rural Haiti (2014 – present)
  • DeKalb Green Commission Advisory Board (2009 – 2012)
  • Board member of Druid Hills Civic Association (2007 – present)
  • Board member of Emory Village Alliance (2010 – present)
  • Member of Druid Hills Tour of Homes Planning Committee (2003 – present)
  • Chair of Open Streets Emory Village (2017)
  • Community Development Chair for Burbanck Park (2006 – 2009)
  • Community Development Chair for Emory Village Plaza (2010-2013)
  • Girl Scout Troop Leader (2001 – 2007)
  • Advocate for Presbyterians for a Better Georgia (2014 – present)
  • Advocate for Georgia Interfaith Power and Light (2013 – present)


I stand for ethics and reform within the DeKalb Delegation.  I care for all the people within our community and believe that what unites us is greater than what divides us.  I envision our community filled with diverse, interconnected neighborhoods that are healthy, prosperous, and thriving, and are supported by collaborative relationships between citizens, government, businesses, and nonprofits.  I will reach out across differences and persist in seeking inclusive conversations to find common ground to achieve positive outcomes for our community.    

As our next Representative, I’ll ensure that you have an engaged, responsive voice fighting every day to implement the changes we all want:  a more ethical and transparent state government, healthy and safe neighborhoods, access to economic opportunities, expanded public transit, quality healthcare and strong schools to safeguard the future of our state.

One thing has stayed with me ever since my last year at Emory, when I was fortunate to be a member of the first class of interns at the Carter Center.  My husband and I have supported the Carter Center’s transformative work for the past two decades, and President Carter is a life-long role model.  He said, quoting his beloved teacher, Miss Julia Coleman, “we must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.”  

Over the next 5 months I hope to earn your support, your prayers, and your vote for State Representative.


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