Dublin resident Chris Evans officially launched his campaign Tuesday to become state representative of House District 59. 

Evans, 39, is a local business owner who has spent most of his life in Erath County. He is a committed conservative who says his is “sick and tired of being represented by one of the most liberal Republicans in Texas, J.D. Sheffield.”

“I know businessmen, pastors and every day citizens from Stephenville to Gatesville. Everyone I have talked to and shown J.D.’s record has immediately been supportive of our campaign,” Evans said in a press release announcing his candidacy. 

“These men and women value the unborn. They believe in strong enforcement of immigration laws, and they are weary of being overtaxed by the government. In every category they care about, J.D. Sheffield has failed them significantly, often opposing the majority of members in the Republican party. Our community is conservative. Yet, we’re represented by a liberal. It’s unacceptable.”  

Evans and his wife Sonia live in Dublin with their four daughters, the oldest three of which attend school in Lingleville ISD. 

Before becoming a full-time mother Sonia was a public school teacher. 

Evans has owned and operated multiple businesses throughout his career and currently works in the construction industry.  He operates Stephenville Custom Cabinets and owns a grave excavation company.