Former state Rep. Joshua Evans running for Robertson County mayor

Former state Rep. Josh Evans is running for Robertson County mayor. (Photo credit: Evans campaign)

Former state Rep. Josh Evans is running for Robertson County mayor. (Photo credit: Evans campaign)

Press release from Joshua Evans campaign

SPRINGFIELD – Recognizing a strong future for Robertson County, Joshua Evans launched his bid for Robertson County Mayor in the August election.

With six years of experience, serving the residents of Robertson County in the Tennessee General Assembly, Evans brings an energetic and experienced perspective to Robertson County government.

“Waking up each day, working and fighting for the needs of our county at our State Capitol was one of the great honors of my life,” said Evans. “Robertson County is at a critical stage when it comes to managing our growth and our budget. Failure to plan and prepare – or simply asking more from our County taxpayers – is not an option.”

In the Tennessee House of Representatives, Evans helped establish the policies that have unemployment rates at all-time lows across the state. He also supported the programs that are bringing greater access to higher education – opening the door to greater opportunities and more successful futures – for many Tennesseans. As a small business owner he understands the burdens being placed by government on those trying to start and grow their own business.

“As Tennessee’s economy continues to grow, and as communities across the state are competing to attract new employers and good careers, it is important that Robertson County have a leader who has worked closely with state economic development leaders, and who can inspire potential employers with confidence in our communities,” said Jonathan Garner, local attorney and former County Commissioner. “Joshua Evans brings that knowledge and experience to the table, and he is the candidate Robertson County needs.”

Joshua Evans grew up in a family committed to serving the community. For more than 25 years, his mother taught school locally and his father served as pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church – where Joshua remains a member. He is a graduate of Greenbrier High School and Middle Tennessee State University. Starting out as a volunteer in high school, he has been a firefighter and medical first responder with Greenbrier Fire Department for nearly 18 years. He served 8 years as Alderman for the City of Greenbrier and was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Robertson County Commission last year. His wife, Holly, works as a neonatal nurse. Holly and Joshua share a passion for volunteering locally with students and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities and make regular mission trips to Haiti.

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Note: Evans left his House seat to run for the state Senate in 2014, finishing second to now-Sen. Kerry Roberts in the Republican primary (Roberts 9,832; Evans 8,819) with then-incumbent Sen. Jim Summerville running third (3,701).

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