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Dwight Evans is a GOVERNING contributor and currently a legislator serving in the Pennsylvania General Assembly. During the course of his public career, Evans has earned a reputation as a policymaker who knows how to transform ideas into action. His ethical standards, willingness to listen and pragmatic approach to government have earned him accolades from community organizations to the White House. On policy matters, Evans has earned a national reputation for his work to deliver quality food to underserved communities; for his commitment to education; and for his efforts to stop handgun violence, all part of which are parts of his broader strategy to spur economic development, not just in his district or in Philadelphia, but across Pennsylvania.