Sworn in for second term

Rep. David Paul Evans, right, was sworn in Wednesday for his second term as the Missouri General Assembly began its 101st Session in Jefferson City. The ceremony was presided over by State Secretary Jay Ashcroft. Evans, the Republican representative for the 154th District, says he is excited to begin his second two-year term and to tackle several challenging issues facing Missouri including empowering early childhood education, addressing ongoing needs of foster children and foster parents, strengthening election laws, protecting individual freedoms and rights and addressing a difficult state budget. He is a lifelong resident of West Plains and has been married to his high school sweetheart, Sandy, for 41 years. They have four grown children. Evans kept his same office and phone number in Jefferson City and can be called at 573-751-1455 or contacted by email at david.evans@house.mo.gov. With Rep. Evans is Missouri Secretary Jay Ashcroft. Evans notes that Ashcroft also has deep ties to the area: Early in his career, Ashcroft worked at DRS in West Plains alongside his friend Mike Topliff, and he married Katie (Moore) Ashcroft from West Plains, daughter of Dr. Mike and Mary Moore. The Ashcrofts have four children and now live in Jefferson City.

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