Jordan Evans is a writer, public advocate, and local representative residing within the town of Charlton, Massachusetts.
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 the following year where she has since served as Vice-Chairwoman. During that same year she was also elected as Town Constable. Alongside her electoral responsibilities, she serves her community as the Chairwoman of the local Registrar of Voters and was the secretary for the Charlton Government Study Committee from its inception in 2015 to 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 in a number of roles including grant coordinator, social media director, and chairwoman. She seeks to promote a sustainable interest in the arts and an interest in cultural enrichment, overseeing the council’s first grant award gala and acting as the face of the council in all town affairs. Jordan is deeply involved with the Dudley-Charlton Education Foundation where she is the recording secretary and has been a reoccurring guest speaker at the Dudley-Charlton Regional School District sponsored Central Massachusetts Gender and Sexuality 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 as both the recording secretary as well as the party endorsed member of the local Registrar of Voters, 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, as well as a second bill 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 and investing in ways to strengthen our democracy, she has been an open advocate of organizations such as Voter Choice Massachusetts and the adoption of ranked choice voting.
Jordan has a firm commitment to civil rights and fighting to bring awareness to the systemic injustices that continue to plague the marginalized within our society. 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 with membership in the Republican Party since former State Representative Althea Garrison, she has used her position of privilege to work with national organizations like Log Cabin Republicans in briefing members of the Department of Education on the importance of transgender student rights. She coauthored “Transgender Student Safety and Equality For All Students”, a white paper in response to the Trump Administration’s decision in February of 2017 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.