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   }}{{tnr}}'''John S. Edwards''' (b. October 6, 1943) is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Virginia State Senate]], representing [[Virginia State Senate District 21|District 21]]. He was first elected to the chamber in 1995.
{{tnr}}'''John Edwards''' has been a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Virginia State Senate]] since 1996, representing the 21st district.
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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. 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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===2014-2015===
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At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Edwards served on the following committees:
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===2012-2013===
 
===2012-2013===
 
In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Edwards served on the following committees:
 
In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Edwards served on the following committees:
*[[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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{{Committee Assignments
*[[Privileges and Elections Committee, Virginia Senate|Privileges and Elections]]
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===2010-2011===
 
===2010-2011===
 
In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Edwards served on the following committees:
 
In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Edwards served on the following committees:
*[[Commerce and Labor Committee, Virginia Senate|Commerce and Labor]]
 
*[[Courts of Justice Committee, Virginia Senate|Courts of Justice]]
 
*[[Education and Health Committee, Virginia Senate|Education and Health]]
 
*[[Privileges and Elections Committee, Virginia Senate|Privileges and Elections]]
 
*[[Senate Rules Committee, Virginia Senate|Senate Rules]]
 
  
==District 21==
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{{Committee Assignments
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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|Committee4 = Privileges and Elections
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|Committee5 =Senate Rules
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
 
 
===2011===
 
===2011===
 
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia State Senate 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.<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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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://web.archive.org/web/2/https://www.voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov/election/DATA/2011/EB178FD6-875D-4B0D-A295-900A0482F523/Official/8_s.shtml ''Virginia State Board of Elections'', "November 2011 General Election Official Results," accessed May 15, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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===2007===
 
===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://web.archive.org/web/2/https://www.voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov/election/DATA/2007/196E44FA-8B19-4240-9A44-737216DAA55D/Unofficial/7_s.shtml ''Virginia State Board of Elections'', "November 6, 2007 General Election Official Results," accessed May 28, 2014]</ref>
  
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 ''Follow the Money'', "2007 Campaign contributions," accessed May 28, 2014]</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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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
 
===2011===
 
===2011===
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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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 Campaign Contributions," accessed May 15, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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===2007===
 
===2007===
Below are Edwards' top 5 campaign contributors in the 2007 election:
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Below are Edwards' top five campaign contributors in the 2007 election:
 
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==Scorecards==
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{{Virginia legislature scorecards|Begin=2011|End=2020}}
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Edwards was born in [[Sunshinereview:Roanoke, Virginia|Roanoke, Virginia]] on October 6, 1943.
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Edwards was born in [[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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==See also==
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*[[Virginia State Legislature]]
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*[[Virginia State Senate]]
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*[[Virginia State Senate#Standing committees|Virginia Senate Committees]]
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*[[Virginia state legislative districts]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://johnedwardsva.com/ John Edwards' campaign website]
 
*[http://johnedwardsva.com/ John Edwards' campaign website]
* [http://sov.state.va.us/SenatorDB.nsf/23b0c13df27a5ef585256fc7004febb2/23c8aea4393e3cc085256aa000719968?OpenDocument Biography from the Virginia Legislature]
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*[http://apps.lis.virginia.gov/sfb1/Senate/senatorwebprofile.aspx?id=267 Biography from the Virginia Legislature]
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=8263 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://openstates.org/va/legislators/VAL000005/john-s-edwards/ Profile from Open States]
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=8263 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=8263 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
* 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/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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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$180/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
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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

2014-2015

At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Edwards served on the following committees:

Virginia Committee Assignments, 2014
Commerce and Labor
Courts of Justice
Privileges and Elections

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

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Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

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2014-2015

In 2014, the Virginia General Assembly was in session from January 8 through March 10. In 2015, the Virginia General Assembly will be in session from January 14 to February 28, 2015.

  • Legislators are scored based on their support of pro-business issues during the 2014 legislative session.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on business and quality of life issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that VMA introduced or was part of an coalition that introduced it.

2012-2013

In 2012, the Virginia General Assembly was in regular session from January 11 to March 10. In 2013, the Virginia General Assembly was in session from January 9 to February 25.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record on Reproductive Health and Rights.
  • Legislators are scored based on important legislation affecting business and industry.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record on the issue of equality.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their voting record on the issues of the principles of life, marriage, parental authority, constitutional government and religious liberty.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental and conservation issues.
  • Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation: 2013 Legislative Scorecard

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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