Hi there, I’m Candy Evans.
– Business Owner, Real Estate Consultant, Volunteer, Board Member, Wife, Mother, Grandmother & City Council Candidate
“I will make District 11 the Best Place to call home!”
Born in snowy Chicago, Candy left the Windy City to attend college on the east coast at Wheaton (Norton, Mass.) and Dartmouth College. After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree, cum laude, she returned to Chicago to be one of the youngest assignment desk editors at WBBM-TV. From there she went to Columbia University in NYC for her M.S.J., where she met her husband, Walter Evans II, M.D. They moved to Dallas as newlyweds in 1980 and fell in love with the city. Now, 41 years, two children, and (almost!) four grandchildren later, Candy wants to give back to Dallas with her knowledge, skills, talents, and love.
One of the nation’s leading real estate reporters, she is the founder and publisher of an exciting and growing platform of real estate-focused news websites: her signature CandysDirt.com, SecondShelters.com, and MidlandDirt.com. She is also the North Texas real estate editor for Forbes.com, CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, & the Katy Trail Weekly. Candy has written for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News, plus a host of national sites. Constantly breaking celebrity real estate news, she scooped former president George W. Bush’s Dallas home purchase in 2008 while on staff at D Magazine. Her verticals have won countless awards, including Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations. Candy holds an active Texas real estate license. She is on the Board of Directors of Braemar Hotels & Resorts (BHR).