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Gerard Evans


evans-gerardGerard Evans has been tied to Maryland politics since 1976, when he started working for Victor Crawford, chair of the Montgomery County Senate delegation. He later worked for Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., including being his top legislative assistant when Miller became chair of the Senate Judicial Pro-ceedings Committee in 1982.

He’s been one of Annapolis’ top lobbyists for the past 25 years, working with a variety of clients, including sports teams, Constellation Energy, Verizon Communications and the Maryland Hospital Association, to name a few. He routinely shows up at the very top of the list of Annapolis’ highest earning lobbyists.

He’s served as deputy chair of the Maryland Democratic Party, but Evans has been a player in national politics as well. He’s held executive-level positions with several national campaigns, including Mondale/Ferraro and Clinton/Gore. He ran Joe Curran’s successful campaign for Maryland attorney general in 1986. He directed the National Democratic Party Presidential Convention Site Selection Committee in 1992.

What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in your career?

Don’t take the politics of advocacy personally.

What’s been your biggest success?

Building a solid reputation of effective advocacy over four decades through the representation of a wonderful group of clients.

What are your hopes for the state or your community this year?

I had COVID-19 in October, so I understand its effects. My hope is that we get through this pandemic without any more loss of life.

This profile is part of The Daily Record's Power 100 list for 2021. Information used in this profile was sourced from the honoree. See the full list at or in our digital edition.