Jean Evans was elected twice to the Missouri House. During her second term, she was tapped by Governor Parson to run the Missouri Republican Party. She recently started her own government relations firm, GO Consulting, LLC.
During her time in office Rep. Evans expanded on her previous professional and volunteer work and established herself as a successful advocate for children and the business community. She sponsored legislation that prevents sex traffickers from exploiting minors by ending child marriage and eliminated the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse. Evans also championed measures that make it easier for women to start a small business and supported STEM programs to ensure Missouri’s workforce is prepared for the future. Rep. Evans received the 2017 Catalyst Award from the St. Louis Regional Chamber, the Chamber Champion Award from the Missouri Chamber of Commerce, and the 2017 Distinguished Legislator Award from the Missouri Community College Association.
Prior to running for office, Evans spent most of her career in finance, working with individuals and small businesses. She also coached youth volleyball for more than 20 years.
Evans served on the Nurses for Newborns Board of Directors for two years. She is the former President of the Professional Women’s Alliance for St. Louis, doubling the organization’s membership under her leadership. She has served on the Boards for USA Volleyball Gateway Region and the National Association of Women Business Owners. Her long history of volunteer work was recognized when she received the President George W. Bush Award for Volunteerism in 2006.
Evans earned her bachelor’s degree in history at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She was born in Ft. Hood, Texas, and currently resides in St. Louis County.