As your State Senator, I am committed to helping the citizens of the 48th District. This website was designed to keep you informed and to help guide you towards help or assistance in many ways. If you’d like to recognize a special achievement, need help with an agency, need a list of resources, or simply would like to meet with me- this site can help us.
Sen. Chuck Edwards named "Jobs Champion" by NC Chamber of Commerce due to exemplary voting record during the 2021 Legislative Session. His support of vital business bills brought new jobs and economic opportunities to families and businesses across North Carolina. Sen. Edwards has been named a "Jobs Champion" every year since taking office in August of 2016.
Sen. Edwards' Advocacy Earns Big Win in State Budget
In the first NC state budget to pass since 2017, Sen. Edwards and WNC colleagues scored over $292 million for District 48, including funds for infrastructure, education, economic development, and entertainment.
Sen. Edwards Opposes Critical Race Theory in Public Schools
Sen. Edwards voted in favor of HB 324, a bill designed to eliminate discriminative teaching philosophies in public schools; and with rising parental concerns on the divisive indoctrination of school children, Senator Edwards takes a stand against Critical Race Theory - the framework responsible for dividing classrooms by race.
In response to compounding problems in the child welfare system, Senator Edwards co-sponsored SB 693 that improves vital systematic functions and prioritizes child welfare and stability.
The bill shortens social services' deadline to schedule a permanency planning hearing from 12 to 3 months, mandates DHHS develop treatment plans for removed children struggling with their mental health, establishes a statewide Child Protective Services hotline, and requires Grades 6-12 be educated on child abuse and neglect.