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George Edwards
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Maryland State Senate District 1
Incumbent
In office
2007-Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Minority Leader, Maryland State House of Delegates
2003-2011
Compensation
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$143/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Maryland State House of Delegates
1983-2011
Education
Bachelor'sFairmont State College, 1970
Military service
Service/branchMaryland National Guard
Years of service1970-1976
Personal
BirthdayApril 9, 1948
Place of birthGrantsville, Maryland
ProfessionGarrett County Development Corporation
ReligionUnited Methodist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
George C. Edwards is a Republican member of the Maryland State Senate, representing District 1. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. He previously served in the Maryland House of Delegates from January 12, 1983 to January 10, 2007.

Biography

Edwards earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Fairmont State College in 1970 and his teaching certification from Frostburg State College in 1974. His professional experience includes being drafted by the Baltimore Colts in 1970 and playing professional football as a fullback. He served in the Maryland National Guard from 1970 to 1976.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Edwards served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Edwards served on these committees:

  • Budget and Taxation Committee
    • Capital Budget Subcommittee
    • Health, Education & Human Resources Subcommittee
  • Audit
  • Joint Subcommittee on Program Open Space and Agricultural Land Preservation

Elections

2014

See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maryland State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 24, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Incumbent George Edwards was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unopposed in the general election.[1][2]

2010

See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2010

Edwards won re-election to the 1st District seat in 2010. He had no opponent in the race. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[3]

Maryland State Senate, District 1 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png George Edwards (R) 30,012 100%

2006

See also: Maryland House of Representatives elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, George Edwards ran for District 1 of the Maryland State Senate, beating Thomas Conlon.[4]

Edwards raised $143,665 for his campaign.[5]

Maryland Senate, District 1
Candidates Votes Percent
George Edwards (R) 25,365 72.7%
Thomas Conlon (D) 9,489 27.2%
Write-Ins 19 0.1%

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, a year in which Edwards was up for re-election, he raised $31,136 in donations.[6]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Phenix Technologies $2,000
Mettiki Coal LLC $1,000
Maryland Energy Resources LLC $1,000
Constellation Energy $1,000

2008

Below are Edwards' top 5 campaign contributors in 2008:[7]

Contributor 2008 total
Michael Steele for Maryland Cmte $2,000
Dominion $400
Maryland Motor Truck Association $350
American Council of Engineering Companies of Maryland $250
Maryland Highway Contractors Association $250

Personal

Edwards was born in Grantsville, Maryland on April 9, 1948. He is married and has two children. He has been a member of the Garrett County Development Corporation, National Rifle Association, American Legion, Lonaconing Republican Club and Lions Club. In 1997, he received the Legislator Recognition Award from the Maryland Association of Counties.[8]

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Preceded by
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Maryland Senate District 1
2007–present
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