Jared Evans serves as policy counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF). Before joining LDF, Jared served in the Mayor’s Office of Legal Counsel in the office of Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, where he served as Mayor Bowser’s liaison to the Washington area legal and judicial community and the general counsels of all district government agencies.
Prior to joining Mayor Bowser’s office, Jared held legislative and policy positions with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the Louisiana House of Representatives. As the staff attorney for the House Committee on Transportation, Highways, and Public Works, Jared drafted legislation, resolutions, and policy and led several initiatives including the Comite River Diversion Canal Project, a task force charged with studying and providing a viable and sustainable basin and diversion to unprecedented flooding of the historic Comite river. While at the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Jared led the Department’s effort in securing federal match grant funding which resulted in $1.4 million in federal funds for the protection and propagation of the state’s unique and indigenous wildlife habitat, and its natural and renewable resources. Also, while at Wildlife and Fisheries, he assisted in the acquisition and conservation of over 41,000 acres of recreational property valued at over $10 million which serves as Wildlife Management Areas and Refuges for recreational consumption and preservation. Jared also served as a legislative aide to former Louisiana State Representative and Senator Rick Gallot and former U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu.
A native of Louisiana, Jared is a cum laude graduate of Grambling State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science with a concentration in public policy and was elected to several positions in student government including senior class president. While at Grambling, Jared served as a member of the varsity tennis team. Jared holds degrees from Southern University Law Center and the George Washington University School of Law. He is a member of the Washington Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and St. Augustine Catholic Church.