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John Edwards
John Edwards (VA).jpg
Virginia Senate District 21
Incumbent
In office
1996 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2012
Years in position 18
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$18,000/year
Per diem$169/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011November 6, 2007
First elected1995
Next generalNovember 8, 2011
Term limitsN/A
Personal
BirthdayOctober 6, 1943
Place of birthRoanoke, VA
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionLutheran (ELCA)
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
John Edwards has been a Democratic member of the Virginia State Senate since 1996, representing the 21st district.

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 a member of the Luthern Church (E.L.C.A.).

In addition to serving as senator Edwards works as an attorney at law. Previously Edwards served in the United States Marine Corps as a Captain from 1971-73.

Committee assignments

2012-2013

In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Edwards has been appointed to the following committees:

2010-2011

In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Edwards served on the following committees:

District 21

Edwards represents Virginia Senate District 21. Senate District 21 includes Craig County, Giles, Montgomery County(part), Pulaski(part), Roanoke, Roanoke County(part).

Elections

2011

See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Edwards won re-election to District 21 of the Virginia State Senate. He defeated David Nutter (R) in the November 8 general election.[1]

Virginia State Senate, District 21 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Edwards 56% 21,259
     Republican David Nutter 44% 16,728
Total Votes 37,987

2007

On Nov. 6, 2007, Edwards won re-election to the 21st District Seat in the Virginia State Senate.[2]

Edwards raised $123,889 for his campaign.[3]

Virginia State Senate, District 21 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John Edwards) 22,282 98.16%
Write-in 416 1.83%

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Edwards received $691,261 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

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

2007

Below are Edwards' top 5 campaign contributors in the 2007 election:

Contributor 2007 total
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

Personal

Edwards was born in Roanoke, Virginia on October 6, 1943.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Virginia Senate District 21
1996-present
Succeeded by
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