John Edwards, Virginia Senator
|Virginia Senate District 21|
|1996 - Present|
|January 11, 2016|
|Years in position||18|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|Next general||November 3, 2015|
|High school||Patrick Henry High School|
|Bachelor's||Princeton University, 1966|
|J.D.||University of Virginia Law School, 1970|
|Birthday||October 6, 1943|
|Place of birth||Roanoke, VA|
Edwards attended Patrick Henry High School. He received a A.B. at Princeton University in 1966 and attended Union Theological Seminary on a Rockefeller Brothers Theological Fellowship in New York in 1962. Edwards also received a J.D. at University of Virginia Law School in 1970.
Edwards is an attorney at law. Previously, Edwards served in the United States Marine Corps as a Captain from 1971 to 1973.
In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Edwards served on the following committees:
In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Edwards served on the following committees:
- See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2011
|Virginia State Senate, District 21 General Election, 2011|
- See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2007
Edwards raised $123,889 for his campaign.
|Virginia State Senate, District 21 (2007)|
In 2011, Edwards received $691,261 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Virginia State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to John Edwards, Virginia Senator's campaign in 2011|
|Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus||$245,000|
|Virginia Democratic Party||$50,361|
|Dabney, Tom & Karen||$25,000|
|Virginia Professional Fire Fighters||$12,000|
|Saslaw For Senate||$10,000|
|Total Raised in 2011||$691,261|
|Total Votes received in 2011||21,259|
|Cost of each vote received||$32.52|
Below are Edwards' top five campaign contributors in the 2007 election:
|Karen K. Dabney||$5,000|
|David & Mary Ann Wine||$4,200|
|Virginia Bankers Association||$4,000|
|Dominion (Energy & Natural Resources)||$3,500|
|Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield||$3,000|
Edwards was born in Roanoke, Virginia on October 6, 1943. Edwards is a member of the Lutheran Church (E.L.C.A.).
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