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FAMU grad to serve as political director for Democrat VP candidate Kamala Harris

FAMU grad to serve as political director for Democrat VP candidate Kamala Harris
Posted at 6:36 PM, Aug 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-11 18:36:36-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Florida A&M University graduate Vincent Evans, the southern political director for Biden’s presidential campaign, will serve as political director for Kamala Harris, Biden’s VP running mate.

Evans made the announcement via Twitter hours before Biden announced his VP pick.

“I’m honored to be moving into a new role @TeamJoe to serve as political director to our running mate,” Evans wrote. “My title might have changed, but my mission remains the same – Restore the Soul of the Nation.”

The 32-year-old is well-known in national, state, and local politics as a former special assistant to U.S. Rep. Al Lawson Jr. and the North Florida political director/special projects for the former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum.

Evans earned his bachelor’s degree in political science and pre-law from FAMU in 2011. He was actively engaged in student government, the mock trial team, and College Democrats at FAMU.