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Chet Edwards
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U.S. House, Texas, District 17
Retired Representative
In office
January 3, 2005 – January 3, 2011
Prior offices
U.S. House, Texas, District 11
January 3, 1991 – January 3, 2005
U.S. House, Texas, District 9
Texas State Senate, 9th District
Date of birthNovember 24, 1951
Place of birthCorpus Christi, Texas
Office website
Personal website
Chet Edwards was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives. He represented the 17th District of Texas. Edwards served as a representative from 1990 to 2010.[1]


  • 1981: MBA, Harvard Business School
  • 1974: BA, Economics, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical (A&M) University[1]


A summary of Edwards' political career includes:[1]

  • January 3, 1991 – January 3, 2005: U.S. House, Texas, District 11
  • January 3, 1991 – January 3, 2005: U.S. House, Texas, District 9
  • 1983–1990: Texas State Senate, 9th District

Edwards was the marketing representative for the Trammell Crow Company from 1981-1985, worked as a legislative assistant for the Texas Congressman Olin Tiger Teague from 1974-1977, and serves as the president of Edwards Communications Incorporated.[1]

Voting Record

Frequency of Voting with Democratic Leadership

According to a July 2010 analysis of 1,357 votes cast from January 1, 2009 to June 16, 2010, Edwards has voted with the House Democratic leadership 96.1% of the time.[2] That same analysis reported that he also voted with party leadership 93.4% of the time in 2010.

Washington Post Analysis

A separate analysis from The Washington Post, concluded that he votes 96.2% of the time with a majority of Democrats in the House of Representatives.[3]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Charles Stenholm (D)
U.S. House of Representatives - Texas, District 17
Succeeded by
Bill Flores (R)