ADVOCATE, RESEARCHER, PUBLIC SERVANT.
Jordan Evans is a writer, public servant, and political advocate from the town of Charlton, Massachusetts.
Community oriented, she was first elected to the Charlton Public Library’s Board of Trustees in 2015 to fill out a vacancy, and then re-elected to a full-term in 2016 where she has served as the Vice-Chairwoman. That same year she was also elected as Town Constable. Alongside her electoral efforts, she serves her community as a registrar of voters and was the secretary for the Charlton Government Study Committee from 2015 to its final year in 2016. Jordan holds both a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Worcester State University and an Associate Degree in the Liberal Arts from Quinsigamond Community College, and is a lifetime member of Phi Alpha Theta.
A passionate supporter of education and the arts, Jordan has served on the Charlton Cultural Council since 2011 and has held at various points in time the positions of grant coordinator, social media director, and chairwoman. During her time as a voting member aboard the council, she sought to promote a sustainable interest in the arts and culture, oversaw the first of many annual grant award galas, and acted as the face of the council in all town affairs. Jordan is deeply involved in the Dudley-Charlton Regional School District, being the recording secretary for the Dudley-Charlton Education Foundation and has been a reoccurring guest speaker at the DCRSD sponsored Central Massachusetts Gay-Straight Alliance Open Forum since 2017. She also currently coordinates Colors, an educational support program for LGBTQIA+ members of the disability community through Seven Hills Foundation, Inc.
In 2013, Jordan worked alongside other local Republicans to formally reorganize the Charlton Republican Town Committee. Since its reorganization, she has served the Committee as the recording secretary as well as the party endorsed member of the local Registrar of Voters, both positions which she still holds currently. She stood as a candidate for delegate to the Republican National Convention during the 2016 party caucuses and was an elected state delegate to both the 2014 and 2018 Massachusetts Republican Party State Conventions.
Jordan briefly worked with the office of then-Massachusetts State Representative Dan Winslow in 2013 on pushing support for a ballot access bill to ease the burden of signature requirements of candidates for office and a second to redefine the definition of “party designation”. She presented her undergraduate thesis, “Ballot Access as Part of the American Political System”, at the New England Historical Association’s 2015 Spring conference as a panelist speaking on the topic of American identity and is an occasional contributor to Independent Political Report. A proponent of electoral reform, she has been an open advocate of organizations such as Voter Choice Massachusetts and the system of ranked choice voting.
Jordan has a firm commitment to civil rights and helped to establish the Worcester State University chapter of the Young Americans for Liberty during her time as a student. As an openly transgender individual within the Commonwealth, she was a fervent advocate for the passage of the 2016 transgender public accommodations bill and worked alongside such organizations as Freedom for Massachusetts to lobby lawmakers on Beacon Hill. As the only openly transgender elected official in the Republican Party, following only Massachusetts resident and former State Representative Althea Garrison, she has worked with national organizations like Log Cabin Republicans in briefing members of the Department of Education on transgender student rights. This past year, she coauthored “Transgender Student Safety and Equality For All Students”, a white paper in response to the Trump Administration’s decision in February to rescind the Obama Administration era transgender student guidance.
She can be contacted via email, social media, or reached at (774) 230-9999 in regards to questions and media inquiries.
The views expressed are her own and do not necessarily represent the views of the aforementioned departments, committees, and agencies she has worked with unless otherwise stated.