Candidate Details

Dwight Evans

House - Incumbent

Congressman Dwight Evans represents Pennsylvania’s 3rd Congressional District. He sought election to Congress for the first time in 2016, following a nearly four-decade-long career in the State House. As a state representative, he made history by being entering office at only 26 years old and later by serving as the African-American chairman of the body’s Appropriations Committee in 1990. Previously, Evans had worked as a teacher in Philadelphia and as a job developer for the city’s Urban League.

Since his first term in Congress, Rep. Evans has proven to be a strong supporter on many issues of central importance to J Street. Rep. Evans has shown that he values a diplomatic, peaceful approach to conflict resolution in the Middle East. In the last Congress, he was a cosponsor of House Resolution 326, which reaffirmed Congress’s commitment to a two-state solution and opposed settlement expansion and annexation.