CAMERON - David Evans has announced his candidacy for the West Virginia House of Delegates in District 4.
For more than three decades, Evans was a teacher at Cameron High School.
Evans is the only Republican who has filed in District 4, consisting of Marshall County and a portion of Ohio County.
"After having the honor to teach so many great students during my career at Cameron High School, I am excited about the opportunity to represent the people of the 4th District in Charleston," said Evans. "Sadly, far too many of our young people move away to find work. We need to move West Virginia forward and help create opportunities right here at home."
Evans graduated from Glenville State College in 1967 with a double major in social studies and business education. Evans also has a master's degree in safety management.
Evans married Celeste White in 1968, and they moved to Cameron. Celeste is completing her 43rd year of teaching in Marshall County.
David Evans taught for 33 years at Cameron, and Celeste has taught 22 years at Cameron and 21 at Sherrard Junior High/Middle School.
They have an adopted daughter who lives in Savannah, Ga., and they are active members of St. Francis Catholic Church.
During his career at Cameron High School, David Evans taught accounting, social studies classes, American history, world history, geography, civics and typing, and he finished his career as the only business teacher at CHS in 2000.
While teaching at Cameron High, Evans was a class sponsor and an adviser to the National Honor Society, student council and Future Teachers of America. He was made an honorary member of the Future Farmers of America. Evans also helped with boys' and girls' basketball for the last 15 years.
Evans also has been coaching cross country and track since 1990. In 1991, the Cameron girls' cross country team won the state championship, competing in an All Class State Championship meet.
Evans coached one OVAC championship cross country team, four OVAC girls' track teams and several state champions in track and cross country. Evans was selected as a Dapper Dan person of the year in spring 1992, and he also served as a track official from 2001 to 2004.
In addition to his teaching career, Evans has been active in his local community. Most recently, Evans helped in the restoration of the B&O Depot in Cameron and currently serves on the sanitary board for the city. Evans has volunteered with the Marshall County Special Olympics for the last 12 years.
Evans is an avid sportsman involved in hunting, fishing and running. Evans has 13 beagles, and he hunts on a regular basis. He has completed many 5K and 10K races; the former Elby's 20K Distance Run, which is now the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic; the Charleston 15-miler; several half marathons and 28 marathons - qualifying for and running the Boston Marathon.