Running to serve Rockland and Westchester Counties

Running to serve Rockland and Westchester Counties

ABOUT EVELYN

The daughter of refugees who fled communist Hungary, Evelyn Farkas grew up in Chappaqua. She has dedicated her life to public service—strengthening America’s national security and defending democracy.

For nearly three decades, Evelyn has represented our country advancing human rights, fighting terrorism, defending democracy, and working towards nuclear non-proliferation. She has been a foreign policy leader in the Defense Department, Senate Armed Services Committee, and as a professor at the U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College. She ran a congressional commission focused on keeping weapons of mass destruction out of the hands of terrorists. She worked in Bosnia as a human rights officer just after their bloody war and has advised former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her time as a U.S. Senator, former Defense Secretaries Leon Panetta, Ash Carter, and Chuck Hagel, Senator Carl Levin, and many others.

When President Obama appointed Evelyn to be Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, she was responsible for U.S. policy toward Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia. She began her tenure working with the fragile democracies of Eastern Europe to bolster the rule of law, but after Russia invaded Ukraine in 2014, things changed...

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