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Congressman Eric Swalwell

Representing the 15th District of California

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Swalwell Announces Alex Evans as New Chief of Staff

March 13, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) today announced that Alex Evans will join his office as Chief of Staff, overseeing all operations at the Congressman’s Washington and East Bay offices effective April 2. He will be based in the Washington office.

Evans previously was founder and president of EMC Research, a full-service public opinion and market research company. EMC conducts research for corporations, political campaigns, and public agencies and entities, and Evans is a renowned authority with more than 30 years of experience who frequently guest-lectures at universities across the nation.

“Alex’s knowledge of and ties to the Bay Area, along with his deep policy know-how and logistical skills, will help my team fulfill its mission to serve the 15th Congressional District’s constituents and the rest of the nation with precision and heart,” Swalwell said. “Alex has big shoes to fill – his predecessor, Ricky Le, was my first hire upon coming to Congress, and a trusted advisor and friend who built and led a strong office – but I know Alex is up to the challenge.”

Evans also served as a Richmond City Council member from 1995 to 2001, and as a Moraga-Orinda Fire Protection District director from 2012 to 2016. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master’s degree in public policy from the University of Michigan.

“I’m excited and humbled by this opportunity to work for Congressman Swalwell, the 15th District, and the American people at this critical time in our history,” Evans said.

Le departed in February to accept a position with the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI).