Out on the Trail: March 2, 2016

Ken Evans stood out from a crowd of mostly African Americans at a political rally Sunday afternoon in Miami Gardens.

Wearing a white polo shirt with “Hillary” etched in rainbow-colored letters across his chest, Evans may have looked like the odd man out to a casual observer inside the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex, but the veteran political operative was certainly in his element.

“My background is coordinating things to happen with big groups of people,” said Evans at the conclusion of Sunday’s event which featured a speech by former U.S. President Bill Clinton.

Such is why Hillary Clinton’s campaign tapped Evans to serve as LGBT Constituency Volunteer Lead in Florida. A gay man, Evans is tasked with finding leaders in 10 different regions around the Sunshine State that can mobilize those who identify as LGBT to vote for Hillary Clinton for President.

“It’s a lot of solving issues, fixing things and organizing events,” Evans said.

Evans said he encourages Floridians to vote early, by mail, ahead of the March 15 presidential primary election. U.S. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-Miami) echoed this from the stage on Sunday, “You cannot sit quietly and assume that you are going to win.”

Additionally, Evans serves as state committeeman for the Broward County Democratic Party and recently completed a two-year term as chairman of Florida Democrats’ clubs and caucuses committee. He lives in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea with his partner of more than 20 years, David Lamie.


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