Enoch Bevel is a lawyer. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland with his family. Enoch's campaign is grassroots funded with small contributions from friends and neighbors. Enoch has received no special interest contributions.
Enoch was raised and educated in Montgomery County, Maryland. He moved to Montgomery County with an older sister who became his legal guardian. Despite having an adverse childhood, Enoch prioritized his education and, although the youngest of his five full siblings, became the first to graduate from high school.
Enoch attended Albert Einstein High School in Wheaton, Maryland. He became a school leader when he was elected vice president of Key Club International, a volunteer organization in Montgomery County that partners with the Leisure World Community to provide senior and community services. He was also a member of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and the Academy of Finance, where he interned during the summer at Montgomery County Teachers Federal Credit Union (MCT-FCU). He proudly graduated from Albert Einstein High School with merit. It was a place where he built friendship and community.
Montgomery Community College is where Enoch found his passion for public service. A Federal Pell Grant recipient, in his second year at the community college, Enoch was elected President of Montgomery College Rockville Student Senate. As president, he lead the Student Senate in registering over 300 new student voters, organized Maryland’s 17 community colleges to lobby for more funds from state lawmakers, which garnered over 5 million additional funds. Enoch was the Community Colleges’ Student Speaker on Advocacy Day and collaborated with then-Delegate Brian Frosh (current Attorney General for Maryland) and then-Delegate Peter Franchot (current candidate for Governor of Maryland).
At Montgomery College, Enoch successfully lobbied local civic leaders on transportation issues to make student life easier. He collaborated with former Montgomery County Executive Douglass Duncan, former President of Montgomery College Charlene Nunley, and other civic leaders to give Montgomery College students unlimited access to Ride On buses for free. He also helped implement the Campus Connector Ride On bus that directly connected Takoma Park and Rockville campuses. Three years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Enoch was honored to present key remarks for the Montgomery College Commemorative Ceremony.
Enoch has worked at local businesses in Montgomery County. To help pay for college, he worked as a shift supervisor at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Food CO-OP and later as a barista at Montgomery County's very own Mayorga Coffee at its previous location in downtown Silver Spring. During this time, he continued to be engaged in the community when he was appointed to the Takoma Park Landlord Tenant Commission (COLTA) and the Takoma Public Safety Citizens Advisory Committee (PSCAC).
Enoch transferred to Georgetown University where he continued fighting for student resources. During his time at Georgetown, he interned on Capitol Hill for Congressman Danny Davis (IL) and studied abroad in Tokyo, Japan. He was elected vice chairperson of Georgetown University Student Association (GUSA) and president of the GU-NAACP chapter. In that role, Enoch collaborated with members of the campus Jewish community and gave the key remarks at the Georgetown University annual ‘Hallelujah Shabbat’, hosted by Georgetown’s first Rabbi, the late Harold White, and the Jewish Student Union. Enoch persevered through university with scarce support from family. To pay for housing and school expenses, he worked part-time as a student guard, busboy, server, and bank teller.
In 2009, at the height of the financial recession, Enoch graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in Government and Japanese. With the economy in tatters, he continued working as a server. He applied and accepted a prestigious volunteer position as a White House Intern in the Obama Administration class of 2010. As the internship was unpaid, Enoch continued to support himself by moonlighting at night and on weekends as a server.
From 2010 to 2016, Enoch gained international diplomacy experience while working at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). He was the only U.S. citizen in the Executive Board Office for Switzerland, Poland, Serbia and the Caucus Region where he gained invaluable experience in global diplomacy and economics. He proudly worked alongside then-Managing Director Christine Lagarde and other world leaders tackling the global financial crisis. Enoch traveled to over thirty countries attending summits to tackle global poverty .
Enoch volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA-DC), an organization that supports at-risk youth in foster care and the juvenile justice system. He advocated on behalf of children who had been abused and/or neglected in DC Superior Court. Enoch is proud to have helped a young man obtain a general education diploma (GED) and job by innovatively partnering with the YWCA of DC. As a CASA, Enoch was drawn to the mission of this organization because of his own complicated familial upbringing and the 2006 suicide of his best friend who was a foster child.
From 2011, Enoch continued his engagement and served as a Governor of the Montgomery College Alumni Association. Enoch also volunteered as an election judge and was appointed Chief Election Judge for downtown Silver Spring in 2014.
In 2016, Enoch was admitted to the University of Maryland Law School where he continued to fight for student resources. He was elected Student President of the University Student Government (UMD USGA) and successfully advocated for 350 professional students to receive their necessary promised financial aid distributions from the school. Withholding these funds prevented students like him from attending classes and purchasing school equipment, amongst other things. Enoch also proudly represented the University of Maryland as a member of the National Trial Team. He gave a recitation of a portion of Dr. Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have a Dream Speech’ on MLK Day 2020.
As a law student, the Mayor of Baltimore appointed Enoch to the Baltimore City Charter Commission. As a volunteer commission member, Enoch combined his legal economics studies at the University of Maryland Law School with his work on the Charter Commission to tackle issues of economic blight affecting areas and citizens of Baltimore.
In 2019 Enoch was hired as Chief of Staff of then-first term Maryland Senator Arthur Ellis of Charles County, where he helped draft eleven bills for constituents, tackled statewide transportation issues, including fighting against Governor Larry Hogan’s proposal to expand the Beltway, and organized the Homelessness Forum to address the endemic issue of homelessness in Charles County. Enoch also advocated for light rail in Southern Maryland to ease traffic and help the environment. Enoch resigned his position as Chief of Staff to focus on the Maryland Bar. He subsequently clerked for the Baltimore County Circuit Court in Towson, Maryland.