About Marcus

Marcus C. Evans, Jr., serves as the State Representative of the 33rd District of Illinois, which includes the South Side of Chicago and South Suburban Cook County. At the State Capitol within the House of Representatives, Marcus is known to be a strong, collaborative, and consensus building leader. Under the leadership of Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch, he currently serves as both Assistant Majority Leader and Chairman of the Labor & Commerce Committee.

Over his years of service, Marcus has passed many impactful legislative measures in a variety of categories including: Energy Reliability, Labor Rights and Policy, Transportation, Health Care Funding & Availability, and Housing Stabilization & Development. As the Chairman of the Labor committee, Marcus works with his colleagues and various interest groups on all legislative actions that impact working-class citizens and our economy. In addition, he serves as a member of the Revenue & Finance committee and the Appropriations Human Services committee. Marcus strongly believes in the proper stewardship of taxpayer dollars, thus he also serves on the bi-cameral Legislative Audit Commission (LAC).

Before being appointed and subsequently elected to the Illinois House of Representatives, Marcus worked for the Chicago City Council as Assistant to the Alderperson of the 8th Ward. Marcus is a lifelong resident of the South Side of Chicago, a Chicago Public Schools graduate, and understands the challenges that many of our urban youth face. In July of 2006, Marcus faced the challenge of his life when he was diagnosed with Cancer, followed by immediate major surgery and chemotherapy. He uses his life experiences to fuel his strong passion to help improve the lives of others.

Marcus received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Chicago State University. He is the proud father of one son Marcus, III. Outside of public service, Marcus works as a licensed real estate appraiser and an Illinois High School Association licensed basketball official.

Rep. Evans Awards & Certificates

2022 Awards

Zeke Giorgi Outstanding Illinois Labor Legislator Award

Illinois AFL-CIO

Received February 2022



Illinois Association of Park Districts Outstanding Legislative Leadership Award

Illinois Association of Park Districts

Received January 2022

Rep. Evans took action and secured $10,000,000 specifically for Avalon Park District improvements.

2021 Awards



James Broadie Excellence In Legislation Award

Security Professionals Association

Received December 2021



Cook County CASA Champion of Children's Award 2021

Court Appointed Special Advocates For Children (CASA)

Received December 2021



Leadership Award

Southeast Environmental Task Force

Received October 2021

Rep. Evans received this award for his support of SB2408, "The Climate and Equitable Jobs Act" which promotes clean, renewable energy within the State of Illinois.


Appreciation Award

Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU Local 241 & 308)

Received August 2021

Rep. Evans received this award for his continuous support of transit workers and HB-1428. Was thanked for always setting the tone for the important working class


Award of Appreciation

Cottage Grove Heights Community Coalition

Presented June 2021

Rep. Evans was presented the Award of Appreciation in Recognition of his outstanding contributions to the Cottage Grove Heights Community Coalition

2020 Awards


Census Community Partnership and Engagement Recognition

U.S Census Bureau 2020

Received April 2021

Rep. Evans was given this award as an appreciation of his efforts to make the 2020 Census Community Partnership and Engagement Program a success


2020 Labor Advocate of the Year Award

The Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO)

2019 Awards

 Civic Award

Susan G. Komen

Presented October 2019


TASC Legislative Champion Award

Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities

Presented December 2019

TASC’s Legislative Champion Award recognizes lawmakers who have supported initiatives to improve opportunities for substance use disorder treatment, recovery, and community engagement, especially such opportunities for individuals who have had contact with the criminal legal system


Annual Leadership Award

Triangle Plumbers Club: Members of Local Union 130 U.A

Presented December 2019

Rep. Evans was presented this award for his hard work, dedication, and leadership in the African American community


Friend of Infrastructure Certificate

Transportation For Illinois Coalition

July 2nd, 2019

2018 Awards


Outstanding Support Award

South Shore Hospital

November 30th, 2018

Award of Recognition

Albert J. Shegog Christian Academy

March 3rd, 2018

Executive Summit Certificate of Appreciation

Executive Summit

April 10th, 2018

Honorary Member Award

Avalon Park Block Club Association (APBCA)

December 12th, 2018

2017 Awards

2017 Legislative Champion

Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA)

August 4th, 2017

CICS - Avalon Thank You Award

Chicago International Charter School


2016 Awards


Award For Dedicated Civil Service

Chicago Vocational Career Academy

April 14th, 2016

Carre Visionaire Award

Safer Foundation

October 11th, 2016

2015 Awards

2014 Awards

Appreciation for Support For the Summit of Hope

Department of Corrections

June 5th, 2014

Living Legends Passing the Torch Award

Black United Fund of Illinois Inc.


2013 Awards

Award of Appreciation 

Southeast Environmental Task Force

September 14th, 2013

2012 Awards


Environmental Leadership Award

Illinois Environmental Council

December 4th, 2012

Community Service Achievement

Oglesby, Crandon, and Brennan Block Club Association

December 8th, 2012