David Scott Edwards
|David Scott Edwards|
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|Iowa State Senate District 16|
|High school||Des Moines Tech|
|Years of service||1982-1988|
Edwards currently works for Des Moines Public Schools, where he first started in 2002.
Edwards' website highlights the following campaign themes:
System of Government
- Excerpt:"We must rely on a representative, or republican, form of government to protect the interests of all the people."
- Excerpt:"The Second Amendment of the US Constitution gives you and I, as law-abiding citizens, the right to keep and bear arms without permission from the local governing authorities, from the Federal government, or any other governing body."
- Excerpt:"I believe in local control of education and that parents should have the ultimate decision-making authority regarding where and how their children’s education should take place."
- Excerpt:"I believe we need to require school districts to revive vocational training programs for those students who do not wish to go on to college."
- Excerpt:"I believe the existing immigration laws of this state and this nation should be enforced."
- Excerpt:"Marriage should be between one man and one woman. The people of Iowa should be allowed to vote on a constitutional amendment that would limit legal marriages in this state to one man and one woman."
- Excerpt:"I believe life begins at conception. Period. And I believe there is never a valid reason to intentionally kill an unborn baby."
- See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2012
Edwards ran in the 2012 election for Iowa State Senate District 16. Edwards ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012 and was defeated by District 34 incumbent Dick L. Dearden in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Iowa State Senate, District 16, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Dick Dearden Incumbent||65.5%||16,065|
|Republican||David Scott Edwards||34.5%||8,469|
Edwards and Teressa, his wife of 26 years, have seven children.
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- Official campaign website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- David Scott Edwards on Facebook