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Over the past decade, Evan has worked alongside some of California's most experienced and influential political leaders and professionals. Prior to founding Redwood Public Affairs, he served as the vice president of public affairs for DeBoo Communications, a leading communications firm in Sacramento. In that role, he helped manage statewide ballot initiative campaigns, lobbied the legislature, developed and managed public affairs programs, and provided strategic consulting for a wide range of clients including Fortune 500 companies, trade associations and non-profits.
His recent work includes serving as deputy campaign manager for the successful No on Prop 21 (Rent Control) campaign which was defeated by a 20-point margin. He also worked on the successful Yes on Measure 108 (Tobacco Tax) campaign in Oregon which passed by a 2:1 margin.
Prior to joining DeBoo Communications, Evan worked in the California legislature for almost eight years. His career in government started as a legislative aide to Assemblymember Henry T. Perea. He then went on to serve as legislative director and chief of staff to Assemblymember Rob Bonta.
In 2017, he was recognized as a top 40 under 40 award recipient by the National Association of Asian Pacifics in Politics and Public Affairs. He has also served as a board member of the Asian Pacific Islander Capitol Association. Evan was born and raised in Eureka, California and graduated from Sacramento State University with a B.S. in Business Administration. He lives in Sacramento with his wife, Sara, and their daughter.
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