Butterfield Congratulates Robert Evans On Appointment to Lead Crime Commission

Mar 3, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) released the following statement congratulating Robert Evans, District Attorney for the Seventh Judicial District, on his appointment to serve as chairman of Governor Roy Cooper’s newly formed Crime Commission:

“Governor Cooper’s new Crime Commission will play a critical role in advising the Governor on crime and justice issues in our state.  District Attorney Evans understands the justice and law enforcement system well, especially as it relates to meeting the needs of our state.  His extensive experience as district attorney for Nash, Edgecombe, and Wilson Counties, as a prior District Court Judge, and as a general practice attorney makes him a great choice to advocate for our state.  I look forward to working with Robert in his new role.”

Robert Evans will lead 44 members of the Crime Commission as the chief advisory body to the Governor and the Secretary of the Department of Public Safety on crime and justice issues.  The Commission will also set program priorities and review and make recommendations to the Governor for grant awards.