Meet the Chair

Michael D. Evans Chair, Fresno County Democratic Party

Michael D. Evans
Chair, Fresno County Democratic Party

Michael D. Evans is currently chair of the Fresno County Democratic Party (FCDP), a delegate to the Democratic State Central Committee and a representative to the California Democratic Party E-Board. He is also serving his second term as chair of the California Federation of Democratic Central Committee Members.

Michael was recently named to the Board of Leadership for Jobs and a New Economy, which operates locally through the Fresno Partnership. He has also served on community groups advocating for immigration rights, resolving issues for the homeless and promoting civility in media.

Michael is involved in the many Democratic clubs in Fresno County and has previously served as president, secretary and parliamentarian of the Kennedy Club of the San Joaquin Valley, communications chair of the San Joaquin Valley Democratic Club and Central Committee liaison with the Fresno County Democratic Women’s Club (FCDWC).

As chair of the FCDP, Michael serves as spokesperson for the county Democratic Party to the media. He has made numerous presentations to Democratic clubs and progressive groups on a variety of topics related to greater involvement within the political process in general and the Democratic Party in particular.

Michael has received the Kennedy Club’s Courage Award, and in 2012 he was named Volunteer of the Year for California Democratic Party Region 8.

As FCDP chair, Michael has worked to build coalitions with progressive and community groups countywide and has gotten the party engaged in local issues. His work with the FCDWC led to the FCDP and the FCDWC jointly opening the Democratic Party Headquarters in downtown Fresno. He is also the FCDP representative to the Central Labor Council’s political directors group and has worked jointly with the CLC to put on two candidate training seminars.