State Rep. to resign to lead Missouri Republican Party

Jean Evans will replace Ray Bozarth
State Rep. to resign to lead Missouri Republican Party

St. Louis-area Rep. Jean Evans is resigning from office to be the next executive director of the Missouri Republican Party.

Evans cried as she told her colleagues on the House floor that her last day as a state representative will be Tuesday. She received a standing ovation as she wiped tears from her eyes.

Voters first elected the Manchester native to the House in 2016. She also works as a real estate agent and an investor.

Republican Gov. Mike Parson in a statement praised Evans’ ability to win election in what he described as a key swing district in St. Louis County.

Evans graduated from Westminster Christian Academy in 1983. She earned her bachelor’s degree in history in 1990 at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Evans has served on the Board for the National Association of Women Business Owners. She received the 2017 Distinguished Legislator Award from the Missouri Community College Association.

Evans will replace Ray Bozarth as executive director of the state party.