David Scott Edwards

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David Scott Edwards
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Candidate for
Iowa State Senate District 16
High schoolDes Moines Tech
Military service
Service/branchNational Guard
Years of service1982-1988
Campaign website
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David Scott Edwards was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 16 of the Iowa State Senate.

Edwards currently works for Des Moines Public Schools, where he first started in 2002.[1]


Campaign themes

Edwards' website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

System of Government

  • Excerpt:"We must rely on a representative, or republican, form of government to protect the interests of all the people."

Second Amendment

  • 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.[2][3]

Iowa State Senate, District 16, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDick Dearden Incumbent 65.5% 16,065
     Republican David Scott Edwards 34.5% 8,469
Total Votes 24,534


Edwards and Teressa, his wife of 26 years, have seven children.[1]

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