About Evan

JenkinsFamilyA native of Huntington, Evan is proud to call West Virginia his home and has long been dedicated to serving its residents. In 1994, Evan was elected to serve in the West Virginia House of Delegates, where he represented Cabell and Wayne counties for three terms. In 2002, he was elected to the West Virginia Senate, where he also served three terms. As a state legislator, Evan championed job creation, children’s issues, public safety and fiscal responsibility.

After being sworn into office on January 6, 2015, House leaders selected Evan to serve on the powerful House Appropriations Committee, which determines funding levels for all federal agencies and programs. He serves on subcommittees that oversee funding for the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and the Interior departments.

Evan has a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Florida and a Juris Doctor from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. He previously served as the executive director of the West Virginia State Medical Association and taught business law at Marshall University.

Evan and his wife, Elizabeth, live in Huntington and are the proud parents of three children. He is active in the community as a member of the First Presbyterian Church and has served as a volunteer leader for the American Red Cross, Boy Scouts of America and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-State Area.