Elease Evans


Elease Evans

Elease Evans (June 6, 1943) is an American Democratic Party politician, who serves in the New Jersey General Assembly, where she represents the 35th legislative district seat vacated by Alfred E. Steele on September 10, 2007. Evans was sworn into the Assembly on November 9, 2007. [Baldwin, Tom. [http://www.courierpostonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071109/NEWS01/711090393/1006/NEWS01 "2 new lawmakers take oath, become Assembly members"] , "Courier-Post", November 9, 2007. Accessed November 20, 2007."Assemblywoman Elease Evans, who now represents the 35th District in Passaic and Bergen counties, become the state's newest dual-office holder. She said she plans to continue as director of the Passaic County Board of Freeholders, a term that expires in January 2009."] Evans has served on the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders since 2002 and was selected by her fellow Freeholders to serve as Freeholder Director since 2004. On January 2, 2007, Evans was unanimously chosen to serve a fourth term as Freeholder Director. [http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjczN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk1NiZmZ2JlbDdmN3ZxZWVFRXl5NzA1MDI0MSZ5cmlyeTdmNzE3Zjd2cWVlRUV5eTM= Evans has top job, again] , "Herald News", January 2, 2007]

As Freeholder Director, Evans earns an $1,000 on top of her $28,500 annual freeholder salary, presides over public meetings and is responsible for appointing board members to committees.

Biography

Evans serves in the Assembly on the Labor Committee (as Vice-Chair), the Human Services Committee and the Law and Public Safety Committee. [http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=295 Assemblywoman Evans' legislative web page] , New Jersey Legislature. Accessed April 7, 2008.]

Evans is a graduate of Passaic County Vocational and Technical High School (now the Passaic County Technical Institute). She attended William Paterson College (now William Paterson University) where she majored in Sociology and was inducted into the Sociology Honor Society. Evans also received her Certification in Life Skills / Career Counseling from Columbia University. [http://www.passaiccountynj.org/freeholders/Freeholder_Bios/eleaseevans.htm Freeholder Director Elease Evans] , Passaic County, New Jersey. Accessed April 7, 2008.]

Evans spent 33 years at the Passaic County Board of Social Services before retiring in 2002, after her election to the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders. At the Passaic County Board of Social Services, Evans started as a clerk/typist position and was promoted to Senior Training Technician. While at the Board of Social Services, Evans served 24 years as the Vice President of the Professional Workers Association.

Evans currently serves on the Boards of the YMCA of Clifton & Passaic and Eva’s Shelter in Paterson, and as a Commissioner of the Paterson Parking Authority. She has previously served as President of the Paterson branch of the NAACP, as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Greater Paterson OIC, and as a member of the Mayor’s Task Force on Crime and Drugs. She has been an active member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Paterson since 1979, and has served her church in many capacities including Sunday school teacher, usher, and member of both their Civil Rights Commission and Board of Christian Education.

Evans and her husband Billie are longtime residents of Paterson’s Eastside. Evans is a mother of two sons, Don and Patrick, and daughter, Karen, and is also a grandmother of nine.

District 35

Each of the fifty districts in the New Jersey Legislature has one representative in the New Jersey Senate and two members in the New Jersey General Assembly. The other representatives from the 35th District for the 2008-2009 Legislative Session are:
*Senator John Girgenti, and
*Assemblywoman Nellie Pou

References

External links

* [http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=295 Assemblywoman Evans' legislative web page] , New Jersey Legislature
*"New Jersey Legislature financial disclosure forms"
** [http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/ethics/FinancialDisclosure/EvansE2007.pdf 2007] [http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/ethics/FinancialDisclosure/EvansE2006.pdf 2006]
* [http://www.passaiccountynj.org/freeholders/Freeholder_Bios/eleaseevans.htm Freeholder Director Elease Evans] , Passaic County, New Jersey


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