State Rep. Jim Evans not seeking re-election

Evans said his decision to not seek re-election, although he had qualified to run, is as sudden as it seems. He said he has been thinking about it for sometime.

“It has been a long run,” Evans said of his 24 years as a lawmaker.

His decision to withdraw from seeking re-election comes about a week after the Mississippi Democratic Party ruled in his favor over a challenge to his whether he actually live in District 70.

Clarion Ledger