Stacey Godfrey Evans

Representative from the 42nd District at Georgia House of Representatives

Stacey Godfrey Evans

Stacey Godfrey Evans

Representative from the 42nd District at Georgia House of Representatives

Biography

Stacey Godfrey Evans was born and raised in Ringgold, Georgia, a small town in the northwest corner of the state just this side of the Tennessee state line. Stacey is proud to have called Georgia home her entire life. The child of carpet mill workers who struggled to make ends meet, she learned the value of hard work and gained the determination to make education her top priority.

Although her parents encouraged her ambition to attend college, they could not afford to support her once she graduated from high school. Stacey’s dedication to her school work qualified her for the HOPE scholarship and she worked as a waitress to supplement her student loans to put herself through college. Stacey went on to be the first person in her family to graduate from college when she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Georgia.

Stacey decided that she wanted to be an attorney after participating in the Georgia High School Mock Trial Competition back in Ringgold. Stacey graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law with honors and she served as a member of the Georgia Law Review. Stacey started her legal career at Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy, LLP, which later became Bryan Cave LLP. Now, a small business founder and owner, Stacey is a partner in the law firm of Wood, Hernacki & Evans, LLC.

Always remembering where she came from and wanting to help others, Stacey participated in community service projects throughout her collegiate career. In addition to serving in Student Government and as an officer in the Young Democrats, Stacey was extremely active with the Athens Area Habitat for Humanity. She served as the volunteer coordinator for the campus chapter of Habitat and later was the volunteer coordinator for Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build in Athens – the first project of its kind in Clarke County. Stacey also spearheaded Habitat’s efforts while in law school – raising over $16,000 toward a house in the summer of 2003. Working alongside future Habitat homeowners to build their homes together was particularly rewarding for Stacey and demonstrated the power of a hand up, not a hand out.

Giving back to the program that she credits for leading her to a career as an attorney is very important to Stacey. She currently serves as the Chair for the statewide Georgia High School Mock Trial Competition. Previously she served as a competition judge and a regional competition coordinator for several years. Her goal is to encourage other young people to expand their horizons.

Her strong interest in the political process started in college where she was active with the UGA chapter of the Young Democrats. Stacey went on to serve as the statewide president of the Young Democrats of Georgia for two years. Her successes with the Young Democrats paved the way for her leadership in other organizations.

Stacey is a past Chair for Georgia's WIN List. WIN stands for "Women In Numbers," and this trailblazing organization provides financial and strategic support for women running for statewide and legislative offices in Georgia. She is also a past member of the Board of Directors of the Red Clay Democrats.

Stacey continues to be active in the community and in politics. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Communities in Schools of Marietta/Cobb County and the Cobb Library Foundation. She serves on the events committee for the Triple Pink Foundation, which works to raise awareness regarding triple negative breast cancer. She is also a state committee member of the Democratic Party of Georgia and is a member of the Cobb County Democratic Party, the Cobb County Democratic Women, and the Young Democrats of Cobb County.

Stacey continues to be active in the community and in politics. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Communities in Schools of Marietta/Cobb County and the Cobb Library Foundation. She is also a member of the Cobb County Democratic Party, the Cobb County Democratic Women, and the Young Democrats of Cobb County.

Just as when she was younger, Stacey’s family continues to remind her that there is no substitute for hard work. Stacey’s brother, Spencer, an electrical lineman, lives in Ringgold with his wife and two young children. Her dad Keith, now a truck driver, lives in northwest Georgia. Stacey’s mom Kim lives in Chattanooga and has taken the bold step to return to school to finish her high school education.

Stacey met her husband Andrew in law school, and they were married in December of 2004. Andrew is a real estate attorney. They reside in Smyrna.

Stacey was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives on November 2, 2010 with 68.4% of the vote.

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Stacey Godfrey Evans
Representative from the 42nd District at Georgia House of Representatives
Education
Graduate with Honors

The University of Georgia School of Law (also referred to as Georgia Law) is a graduate school of the University of Georgia. Founded in 1859 and located in Athens, Georgia.

Bachelor's Degree in Economics & Political Science

When the University of Georgia was incorporated by an act of the General Assembly on January 27, 1785, Georgia became the first state to charter a state-supported university. In 1784 the General Assembly had set aside 40,000 acres of land to endow a college or seminary of learning. At the first meeting of the board of trustees, held in Augusta on February 13, 1786, Abraham Baldwin was selected president of the university. A native of Connecticut and a graduate of Yale University, Baldwin -- who had come to Georgia in 1784 -- drafted the charter adopted by the General Assembly. The university was actually established in 1801 when a committee of the board of trustees selected a land site. John Milledge, later a governor of the state, purchased and gave to the board of trustees the chosen tract of 633 acres on the banks of the Oconee River in northeast Georgia. Josiah Meigs was named president of the university and work was begun on the first building, originally called Franklin College in honor of Benjamin Franklin and now known as Old College. The university graduated its first class in 1804. The curriculum of traditional classical studies was broadened in 1843 to include courses in law, and again in 1872 when the university received federal funds for instruction in agriculture and mechanical arts. Seventeen colleges and schools, with auxiliary divisions, carry on the university’s programs of teaching, research, and service. These colleges and schools and the dates of their establishment as separate administrative units are: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, 1801; College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, 1859; School of Law, 1859; College of Pharmacy, 1903; D. B. Daniel B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, 1906; College of Education, 1908; Graduate School, 1910; C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry College of Business, 1912; Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, 1915; College of Family and Consumer Sciences, 1933; College of Veterinary Medicine, 1946; School of Social Work, 1964; College of Environment and Design, 1969; School of Public and International Affairs, 2001; the College of Public Health, 2005, the Odum School of Ecology, 2007 and the College of Engineering, 2012. The Division of General Extension, now the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center & Hotel, was incorporated into the university in 1947. In 1931 the General Assembly of Georgia placed all state-supported institutions of higher education, including UGA, under the jurisdiction of a single board. This organization, known as the University System of Georgia, is governed by the board of regents. The board of regents’ executive officer, the chancellor, exercises a general supervisory control over all institutions of the University System, with each institution having its own executive officers and faculty.

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Established in 1966, the Law Review is the flagship publication of the University of Georgia School of Law. The Law Review is Georgia Law's only general subject-matter publication, publishing new issues quarterly. Staffed entirely by second and third year law students, the Law Review has been dedicated to publication of quality legal scholarship and commentaries for 45 years and continues to publish timely articles by legal scholars and practitioners in addition to student notes written by Law Review members.

Career History
Attorney
Current
Representative from the 42nd District
2011 - Current
Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
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Our Mission The Red Clay Democrats have a distinct mission: to energize and organize active participation in Georgia’s Democratic future. We are a group open to anyone sharing this mission. From our founding, we have been dedicated to making the political process accessible to all who are interested in participating. Read more… Our History The Red Clay Democrats was founded in 2001 by a small but energetic group determined to get involved and make a difference in Georgia politics. Many had been actively involved in politics in college but lacked a viable outlet for their participation as they began their careers. Most had outgrown the younger political organizations, but were not far enough into their careers to participate at the higher levels of fundraising.

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