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Former W.Va. delegate convicted in Jan. 6th riot announces run for Congress



Faith Bannister & AM Stone | WVOW News


CHARLESTON A former West Virginia delegate, convicted for his role in the January sixth riot at the United States Capitol, announced his official bid for congress.


Derrick Evans stated in a press release plans to run against incumbent Carol Miller in the Republican primary next year.


Evans was elected delegate out of Wayne County prior to his role in the events on January 6, 2021, where he live-streamed the riot on Facebook. He resigned shortly thereafter.


"I chose today to announce my bid for the House of Representatives because it is an important anniversary in US history," according to a statement released by Evans on the two-year anniversary of the Capitol riot. "While my name will indelibly be part of it, we should also use as a chance to remind ourselves about why democracy is so important and how easily it can be threatened,”


Evans pleaded guilty to one count of impeding, obstructing or interfering with police during a civil disorder, a felony, during a plea agreement hearing in March of 2022.


"I've let down myself, i've let down my community and, most importantly, I've let down my family," Evans said during sentencing.


He was sentenced to three months in prison. He served his sentence at FCI Milan, in Milan, Michigan.



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