David Edwards (California)

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David Edwards
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Candidate for
California State Assembly District 1
PartyGreen Party
David Edwards was a 2012 Green Party candidate for District 1 of the California State Assembly.


Campaign themes


Edwards's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Water
Excerpt: "The California 1st Assembly District is all of the Sierra Mountain Range from Lake Tahoe north providing a substantial amount of the water used through out the state."
  • Money
Excerpt: "We need to control our money locally. We need financial institutions that reinvest locally rather than feed the New York Banks. We need a cooperatively run state bank for investors who are the people of California, similar to the Bank of North Dakota. "
  • Employment
Excerpt: "We need local meaningful work. We have so much to do. We need to support and stimulate local; local food production,local energy production, efficiency retrofits on our homes and businesses, health care and wellness, sound forestry practices and watershed management."

In a May 2012 interview, Edwards highlighted local self-sufficiency as a theme for his campaign.

  • Self-Sufficient Communities
Edwards said that communities can find ways to provide for themselves and employ people locally. As a member of the state Assembly, Edwards would find ways to craft state policy to allow for more independent communities.[2]
  • Klamath River dams
Edwards expressed support for getting rid of most of the dams in the Sierra Nevadas, saying that dams do not serve local interests and cause massive ecological problems.[2]



See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Edwards ran in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 1. He was eliminated in the primary on June 5, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

California State Assembly, District 1 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Robert Meacher 25.8% 31,120
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRick Bosetti 28.5% 34,457
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Dahle 34.2% 41,384
     Libertarian Charley Hooper 5.4% 6,503
     Green David Edwards 6.1% 7,381
Total Votes 120,845

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