Angela Evans is a native of Lexington, Kentucky and a 2022 candidate for Fayette County Attorney. She earned her Master of Public Policy from Princeton University in May of 2021. Immediately prior to attending ...Read more
Angela Evans is a native of Lexington, Kentucky and a 2022 candidate for Fayette County Attorney. She earned her Master of Public Policy from Princeton University in May of 2021. Immediately prior to attending Princeton, Angela served as the 6th District Councilmember on the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government Council. She is also an attorney and certified mediator. Ms. Evans’ career is rooted in public service. As General Counsel to former Secretary of State, Trey Grayson and Assistant Attorney General to former Attorney General, Jack Conway, Angela has worked to ensure that political candidates, businesses and individuals are operating under the same rules and treated fairly by the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Angela’s heart for service and justice has manifested in various ways over her lifetime. In her official capacity, as a councilmember she served on Lexington’s Homelessness Prevention & Intervention Board that is charged with ensuring efficient and effective systems are in place throughout the city to provide citizens access to shelter, food and other basic needs. Through her undergraduate studies in Social Work at Clark Atlanta University, later as a Public Defender, and her public service career, Angela has witnessed the devastating impact poverty can have on individuals, their children and generations after, robbing entire cities of generations of productive citizens.
In 2007, Angela was compelled to travel with friends to Gulu, Uganda on a mission trip, where they provided emotional and spiritual support to Zion Project staff and local woman attending the program. They also hosted after-school activities for young girls living at the Zion Project orphanage. Her time in Uganda was extremely rewarding and afforded her the opportunity to help improve the lives of individuals around the world through international policy work with the United Nations. Angela was acknowledged for her valuable suggestions and contributions to the United Nations Criminal Justice Handbook Series, Introductory Handbook on State Regulation Concerning Civilian Private Security Services and Their Contribution to Crime Prevention and Community Safety (2014), and the United Nations Criminal Justice Handbook Series, Introductory Handbook on the Prevention of Recidivism and the Social Reintegration of Offenders (2012).
In 2015, Angela became only the second female of color to ever serve on Lexington’s city council. Councilmember Evans has been a steady voice of reason who strives for excellence from government and values the perspective of all her constituents. She is always ready to ask the difficult questions and address the most challenging issues. In 2018, during Lexington’s discussions on the removal of Confederate statutes from downtown, Councilmember Evans commendably represented Lexington on MSNBC Live with Hallie Jackson, discussing the civility Lexington displayed while speaking on this sensitive topic.
In addition to her Council and lawyer responsibilities, Angela serves on the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Blood Center.
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