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name                = John Edwards |
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  |Name = John Edwards
political position  = Virginia Senate District 21 |
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  |Profile picture = John Edwards (VA).jpg
incumbency          = Incumbent |
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  |Position = Virginia Senate District 21
assumed office     = 1996 |
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  |Status = Incumbent
term ends          = 2010 |
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  |Tenure = 1996 - Present
political party    = [[Democrat]] |
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  |Term ends = January 11, 2016
  profession          = Attorney |
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  |Assumed office = 1996
website             = [http://sov.state.va.us/SenatorDB.nsf/23b0c13df27a5ef585256fc7004febb2/23c8aea4393e3cc085256aa000719968?OpenDocument Official website] |
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  |Political party = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
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}}{{tnr}}'''John Edwards''' has been a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Virginia Senate]] since 1996, representing the 21st district.
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  |Base salary = $18,000/year
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  |Last election = [[Virginia State Senate elections, 2011|November 8, 2011]]
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  |First elected = 1995
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  |Next election = [[Virginia State Senate elections, 2015|November 3, 2015]]
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  |Birthday = October 6, 1943
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  |Place of birth = Roanoke, VA
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  |Profession = Attorney  
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  |Religion = Lutheran (ELCA)
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  |Office website = http://apps.lis.virginia.gov/sfb1/Senate/senatorwebprofile.aspx?id=267
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  |Campaign website = http://johnedwardsva.com/
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  }}{{tnr}}'''John S. Edwards''' (b. October 6, 1943) is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Virginia State Senate]], representing District 21. He was first elected to the chamber in 1995.
  
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.).  
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==Biography==
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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.
  
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.
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Edwards is an attorney at law. Previously, Edwards served in the United States Marine Corps as a Captain from 1971 to 1973.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2012-2013===
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In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Edwards served on the following committees:
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*[[Commerce and Labor Committee, Virginia Senate|Commerce and Labor Committee]]
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*[[Courts of Justice Committee, Virginia Senate|Courts of Justice]]
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*[[Privileges and Elections Committee, Virginia Senate|Privileges and Elections]]
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===2010-2011===
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In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Edwards served on the following committees:
 
*[[Commerce and Labor Committee, Virginia Senate|Commerce and Labor]]
 
*[[Commerce and Labor Committee, Virginia Senate|Commerce and Labor]]
 
*[[Courts of Justice Committee, Virginia Senate|Courts of Justice]]
 
*[[Courts of Justice Committee, Virginia Senate|Courts of Justice]]
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*[[Senate Rules Committee, Virginia Senate|Senate Rules]]
 
*[[Senate Rules Committee, Virginia Senate|Senate Rules]]
  
==District 21==
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==Elections==
Edwards represents Virginia Senate District 21. Senate District 21 includes [[Sunshinereview:Craig County, Virginia|Craig County]], [[Sunshinereview:Giles County, Virginia|Giles]], [[Sunshinereview:Montgomery County, Virginia|Montgomery County]](part), [[Sunshinereview:Pulaski County, Virginia|Pulaski]](part), [[Sunshinereview:Roanoke, Virginia|Roanoke]], [[Sunshinereview:Roanoke County, Virginia|Roanoke County]](part).
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===2011===
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia State Senate elections, 2011]]''
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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.<ref>[https://www.voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov/election/DATA/2011/EB178FD6-875D-4B0D-A295-900A0482F523/Official/7_s.shtml ''Virginia State Board of Elections'' - November 2011 General Election Official Results]</ref>
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|Chamber= Virginia State Senate, District 21 General Election
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|party1= Democratic
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|party2= Republican
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|winner1 = John Edwards
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|votes1 = 21259
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|candidate2 = David Nutter
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|votes2 = 16728
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}}
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===2007===
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia State Senate elections, 2007]]''
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On Nov. 6, 2007, Edwards won re-election to the 21st District Seat in the [[Virginia State Senate]].<ref> [https://www.voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov/election/DATA/2007/196E44FA-8B19-4240-9A44-737216DAA55D/Unofficial/7_s.shtml 2007 Election Results, Virginia Senate, District 21]</ref>
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Edwards raised $123,889 for his campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=VA&y=2007#results_summary_S 2007 Campaign Spending, Virginia Senate, District 21]</ref>
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| colspan="2" | {{won}} '''John Edwards)'''
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| align="right" | '''22,282'''
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| align="center" | 98.16%
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| colspan="2" | Write-in
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| align="right" | 416
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| align="center" | 1.83%
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==Campaign donors==
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===2011===
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In 2011, Edwards received $691,261 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=VA&y=2011&f=S&so=O#sorttable Follow the Money - 2011 contributions]</ref>
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|Chamber = Virginia State Senate
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 691261
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|total votes = 21259
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|org1 = Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus
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|org2 = Virginia Democratic Party
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|org3 = Dabney, Tom & Karen
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|org4 = Virginia Professional Fire Fighters
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|org5 = Saslaw For Senate
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|orgdonor1 = 245,000
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|orgdonor2 = 50,361
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|orgdonor3 = 25,000
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|orgdonor4 = 12,000
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|orgdonor5 = 10,000
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|}}
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===2007===
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Below are Edwards' top five campaign contributors in the 2007 election:
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{| class="wikitable"
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|Karen K. Dabney
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|$5,000
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|David & Mary Ann Wine
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|$4,200
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|[[Virginia Bankers Association]]
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|$4,000
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|Dominion (Energy & Natural Resources)
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|$3,500
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|Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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|$3,000
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Edwards was born in [[Sunshinereview:Roanoke, Virginia|Roanoke, Virginia]] on October 6, 1943.
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Edwards was born in [[Sunshinereview:Roanoke, Virginia|Roanoke, Virginia]] on October 6, 1943. Edwards is a member of the Lutheran Church (E.L.C.A.).  
  
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==Recent news==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
{{Wikipedia|John S. Edwards (Virginia)|John Edwards}}
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* [http://sov.state.va.us/SenatorDB.nsf/23b0c13df27a5ef585256fc7004febb2/23c8aea4393e3cc085256aa000719968?OpenDocument Biography from the Virginia Legislature]
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*[http://johnedwardsva.com/ John Edwards' campaign website]
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=8263 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://apps.lis.virginia.gov/sfb1/Senate/senatorwebprofile.aspx?id=267 Biography from the Virginia Legislature]
* Campaign contributions:[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=543 1999], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=19615 2001], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=19350 2003], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=77439 2005], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=94936 2007]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=8263 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=8263 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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*Campaign contributions:[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=543 1999], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=19615 2001], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=19350 2003], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=77439 2005], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=94936 2007]
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Revision as of 23:43, 24 September 2013

John Edwards
John Edwards (VA).jpg
Virginia Senate District 21
Incumbent
In office
1996 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 18
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$18,000/year
Per diem$178/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected1995
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolPatrick Henry High School
Bachelor'sPrinceton University, 1966
J.D.University of Virginia Law School, 1970
Personal
BirthdayOctober 6, 1943
Place of birthRoanoke, VA
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionLutheran (ELCA)
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
John S. Edwards (b. October 6, 1943) is a Democratic member of the Virginia State Senate, representing District 21. He was first elected to the chamber in 1995.

Biography

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.

Committee assignments

2012-2013

In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Edwards served on the following committees:

2010-2011

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

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

See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 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 five 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. Edwards is a member of the Lutheran Church (E.L.C.A.).

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