Evans, Linda

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State House
District:
18
Political Affiliation:
Republican
Occupation:
Director, Multi-award winning Playwright & Composer of Musicals & Symphonies
Education:
Graduated magna cum laude from Temple University, Philadelphia and has an MFA from Columbia College, Chicago
Biographical Info:

Linda Evans, MFA, is an experienced Leader having served on Boards of Directors in Tucson, Arizona and NW Ohio. Evans taught Psychology to Boarder Patrol & Police Officers at Pima College. On the Board of Assistance League of Tucson, Linda started the 1st Speaker’s Bureau and was liaison to Hughs Corporation, Youth on Their Own, & Primavera Foundation.
Linda has served as Secretary General of International Center of Woman Playwrights. Evan’s MFA is from Columbia College, Chicago. Evans (LG Evans) is a director & multi-award winning Playwright whose plays & musicals have been produced in Manhattan. Evans’ works are archived at the OSU main library, Columbus, Ohio.
Evans enjoys going door-to-door in her Legislative District 18 and listening to the concerns of people in the neighborhoods, from Broadway to the Catalina Foothills and from East of I-10 to Sabino Canyon Rd down to Camino Seco. Linda can be reached easily at her email: [email protected]

Statement:

I was directing my latest musical, A YAQUI SPRING, in Manhattan when Covid hit. Mayor Cuomo closed down Broadway and Off-Broadway the day that we “opened.” It was devastating! It took me 3 weeks to get out of Manhattan to get back to Tucson, AZ. and during that time Cuomo mandated that patients with Covid be placed in nursing homes throughout the NYC area. The estimated count is that 15,000 elderly were infected and died from the disease by his actions. This caused me to “wake up” and look around me at what was happening to my country! What I saw caused me to run for elected office in my state of Arizona. I’m glad I did!

I have walked door to door and talked to the people in my District 18 and have heard horror stories about what “defunding the police” in Tucson has done to city residents. They are afraid. They are afraid of the criminals which come through unchecked through the Southern Border of Mexico. I am happy and humbled to listen to their experiences. I want to be their advocate. We can do better Arizona! Thank you, Tucson citizens for reaching out. I can be contacted through my email: [email protected]

Survey

Response Legend

  • SSupports
  • OOpposes
  • *Comment
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  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Expanding background checks to include guns purchased from private individuals. O
2. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law. O
3. Prohibiting abortion except when it is necessary to prevent the death of the mother. S
4. Allowing biological males that identify as transgender to play on female sports’ teams. O
5. Providing state funding to abortion entities that perform or refer for abortion. O
6. Allowing all parents to use tax credits, vouchers, or education savings accounts to enable their children to attend any public, charter, private, homeschool, or online academy. S
7. Legalizing physician-assisted suicide. O
8. Allowing parents to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues. O
9. Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs. S
10. Keeping the flat income tax rate in Arizona’s state tax code. S
11. Requiring any government entity, including schools, to inform parents about their child’s physical, emotional, or mental health. S
12. Establishing electric retail competition to eliminate the current monopoly system for electric utilities. S