K. Lynn Evans (born c. 1964) is an American educator and politician.

Lynn Evans
Member of the Iowa Senate
from the 3rd district
Assumed office
9 January 2023
Preceded byJim Carlin
Personal details
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceAurelia, Iowa
EducationWestmar College
Drake University

Education and teaching career


Evans graduated from Aurelia High School in Aurelia, Iowa, in 1982.[1] He then completed his bachelor's degree in physical education and biology at Westmar College in 1986, followed by a master's in educational leadership and an educational specialist degree, both from Drake University, in 1996 and 2003, respectively.[2] Evans served as superintendent of the Hartley–Melvin–Sanborn Community School District from 2003,[3] then held a dual superintendency between H–M–S and the Aurelia Community School District from 2008 to 2010,[1] before taking on an equivalent role between Alta and Aurelia Community School District between 2011 and 2018.[1][4] The two districts merged to become Alta–Aurelia Community School District in 2018, and he remained superintendent of the newly created school district until 2019.[4] Upon retiring as a full-time superintendent, Evans became a consultant for JMC, Inc. an educational software company, and an adjunct instructor with Buena Vista University.[3]

Political career


Evans contested the Republican Party primary in 2020 for the open seat in District 3 of the Iowa House of Representatives, losing to Dennis Bush.[2][5] Evans was a candidate for the Iowa Senate during the 2022 election cycle.[3] He defeated Anthony LaBruna in a Republican party primary for District 3,[6][7] winning 64.7 percent of the vote to LaBruna's 35.1 percent.[8][9] In the 2022 general election, Evans ran unopposed.[9] During the campaign, Evans expressed support for gun rights, parental involvement in education, and the abolition of abortion.[10]

Personal life


Evans married Midge Loats, a native of Alta, in 1984.[11][12] The couple raised two children and reside in Aurelia.[11][13]


  1. ^ a b c Whitney, Dan (20 January 2011). "Evans accepts shared A-A Superintendent position". Cherokee Chronicle Times. Retrieved 9 November 2022.
  2. ^ a b Paulson, Randy (2 February 2020). "Republicans launch bids for House seat". N'West Iowa Review. Retrieved 9 November 2022.
  3. ^ a b c Helton, Elijah (29 November 2021). "Evans taking second shot at Legislature". N'West Iowa Review. Retrieved 9 November 2022.
  4. ^ a b "Ex-Alta-Aurelia superintendent Lynn Evans runs for Iowa Senate". Storm Lake Times-Pilot. 23 November 2021. Retrieved 9 November 2022.
  5. ^ Hytrek, Nick (2 June 2020). "Bush wins GOP nomination for Iowa House 3 seat". Sioux City Journal. Retrieved 9 November 2022.
  6. ^ Helton, Elijah (2 April 2022). "LaBruna still on ballot, eligibility OK'd". N'West Iowa Review. Retrieved 9 November 2022.
  7. ^ McNett, Jared (8 June 2022). "Lynn Evans, a former school superintendent, nabs win in Iowa Senate District 3". Sioux City Journal. Retrieved 9 November 2022.
  8. ^ Helton, Elijah (7 June 2022). "Dieken, Evans, Wheeler win primaries". N'West Iowa Review. Retrieved 9 November 2022.
  9. ^ a b McNett, Jared (8 June 2022). "Incumbent Rep. Dennis Bush loses, Iowa primaries in Siouxland see strong showings from newcomers". Sioux City Journal. Retrieved 9 November 2022.
  10. ^ Helton, Elijah (8 May 2022). "GOP primary hopefuls debate in Gaza". N'West Iowa Review. Retrieved 9 November 2022. The reason the rest of our constitutional amendments stay intact is because we have the right to defend ourselves against a government, that, well, you don't have to go too far outside our borders to see what's happening," Evans said... Evans has made gun rights a central plank of his platform and also championed support for rural schools... Evans agreed, saying parental involvement is already best practice. He also cited his decades in public education. "Northwest Iowa has some of the best schools in the state, bar none... When you look at the graduation rates in the state of Iowa, we're one of the leaders in the nation. Obviously we're doing some things right." ... Evans was in a similar camp, using the same term Dieken has used: Abortion abolition.
  11. ^ a b "Evans files for Iowa Senate". Cherokee Chronicle Times. 21 March 2022. Retrieved 9 November 2022.
  12. ^ "Gaza forum draws a crowd". O'Brien County Bell Times Courier. 11 May 2022. Retrieved 9 November 2022.
  13. ^ Hellinga, Justin (23 November 2021). "Republican Lynn Evans Announces Run For Iowa Senate". KIWA. Retrieved 20 November 2022.
Iowa Senate
Preceded by 3rd District
2023 – present
Succeeded by