Vote button trans.png
April's Project of the Month
It's spring time. It's primary election season!
Click here to find all the information you'll need to cast your ballot.




John Edwards, Virginia Senator

From Ballotpedia
Revision as of 16:26, 17 July 2012 by Tking (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search
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 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]

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.

External links

Light Bulb Icon.svg.png
Suggest a link

References

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