Evans won’t run for re-election
March 4, 2006
Though she insisted in January she would seek another term in the Legislature, Sen. Beverly Evans Friday said otherwise.
Evans, who is a Republican from Altamont, has represented portions of Summit County in the Senate since 1999. Last year, she was elected into Senate leadership as the assistant majority whip.
"There are many personal things I want to do and feel it is time to spend more time with my family and my grandchildren," Evans said in a Friday press release.
Her statement comes one day after Summit County Democratic Party chair Rob Weyher speculated that Rep. David Ure, a Republican from Kamas, might be interested in replacing Evans in Senate District 26. Ure has also hinted at running for a seat on the Summit County Commission in November.
Evans apparently changed her mind since telling The Park Record in January "I definitely am planning on running again."
"It is time for someone else to have the opportunity to serve the area," Evans said in the press release. "I have accomplished the main goals I wanted this session and want to pursue other interests."
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Evans represents the Snyderville Basin, Park City and portions of South Summit in the Senate. She also represents constituents in Daggett, Duchesne, Uintah and Wasatch counties.
From 1987 to 1998, Evans served in Utah’s House of Representatives.
The filing window for candidates opens March 7 and closes March 17 at 5 p.m.