Lexington Council Member Angela Evans is resigning her 6th District Council seat for a new opportunity at Princeton pursuing a Master’s in public policy.

Her resignation is effective July 31 and the Mayor has 30 days to appoint a replacement for the brief stint remaining in her term.

Angela Evans Lexington: woman in a green blazer smiling at the camera
Photo by Megan McCardwell/ HJ

Evans explained in a Facebook post, “Last summer, I was informed of an opportunity that could potentially take my life on a new path. Since last Fall, I have been preparing for that opportunity to perhaps become a reality, but there was no guarantee. During the early days of the COVID pandemic, I was notified that this opportunity became an official offer and I had to decide what my future would look like for the next year. So I did.”

“Today I announce with some sadness, but overwhelming excitement that I will be attending Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs to pursue my Masters Degree in Public Policy.”

Prior to her election in 2015, Councilmember Evans served as an Assistant Attorney General of Kentucky for six years, providing legal services to various state agencies.

“The path my public service career will take is uncertain, but I am thrilled this next step is taking me to Princeton University. Please continue to follow me on Facebook so you can join me on my journey through Princeton. I wish you all the peace, love and courage to find solutions and follow your own dreams!”


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