Al Edwards

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Al Edwards
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Candidate for
Texas House of Representatives, District 146
Prior offices
Texas House of Representatives, District 146
Date of birth03/19/1937
Campaign website
Al Edwards was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 146 of the Texas House of Representatives. Edwards was a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 146 from 1979-2007 and 2009-2011.

Edwards has worked in advertising, public relations, and real estate. He is a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.[1]

Committee assignments

  • HB 1025 - Relating to preparation of public school students to enter the workforce.
  • HB 1026 - Relating to establishing legislative district volunteer emergency response teams.
  • HB 1027 - Relating to the authority of a peace officer to stop, detain, or arrest a person for a violation of certain traffic offenses.
  • HB 1666 - Relating to the tax imposed on certain tobacco products.[2]



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Edwards ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 146. Edwards was defeated by Borris Miles in the May 29 primary election.[3][4]

Texas House of Representatives District 146 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBorris Miles Incumbent 57.6% 4,484
Al Edwards 42.4% 3,305
Total Votes 7,789


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Challenger Borris Miles defeated Edwards' bid for re-election in the March 2 Democratic primary, 5,048 to 5,040 votes, and faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.


On November 4, 2008, Edwards won election to the Texas House of Representatives from the 146th District. He received 41,669 votes in the election with no opposition.[5] Edwards raised $187,621 for his campaign.[6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 146
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Al Edwards (D) 41,669 100.00%

Campaign donors

Edwards raised $187,621 during the 2008 campaign cycle. His top 5 campaign contributors are listed below.[7]

Contributor 2008 total
Bob J Perry $50,000
Texans for Insurance Reform $12,500
J Pitcock $10,000
Preston L Marshall $7,500
John L & Barbara Nau III $7,500

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Political offices
Preceded by
Texas House District 146
Succeeded by
Borris Miles (D)