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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Representative Evandro C. Carvalho Served 2013 - 2018 Democrat - 5th Suffolk

Born in Cape Verde, Carvalho emigrated to Dorchester at the age of 15. His mother worked three jobs to support the family and he worked after school as a janitor and painter. Carvalho graduated at the top of his class at Madison Park High, got a college scholarship, and went to earn degrees from UMass Amherst and Howard University School of Law.

As an Assistant District Attorney prosecuting gun crimes, he saw firsthand the cycles of poverty and violence that put our young men and women in the system. Carvalho served on the board of Teen Empowerment and volunteered for the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance. He, his fiancé Ashley, and his daughter Eliana currently live in the Uphams Corner area.

Personal Information


Frm. Assistant District Attorney


Ashley Lawson


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Career Highlights

  • Served as Assistant District Attorney for Suffolk County
  • Worked with at risk youth as a youth advocate at the YMCA
  • Served on the Board of Directors of Teen Empowerment
  • Co-Chair of the Youth Committee at the Cape Verdean Association of Brockton

Education & Public Service

  • Graduated from Howard University School of Law
  • Graduated from University of Massachusetts Amherst, President of the Cape Verdean Student Alliance
  • Graduated from Madison Park High School
  • Advocated for Mens Violence Prevention (MVP)