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Fast Facts

Legislative Record

2017-2018 Session

Bills Introduced
Votes
The Civatas Institute 

Life and Education

Personal

Birth date: September 13, 1960
Parents: Charlene Grooms and Marion Edwards
Wife: Teresa Edwards
Children: Two (Chris Edwards, Kim Edwards)
Grandchildren: Isabelle
Place of residence: Flat Rock, NC
Favorite Movie: Crimson Tide
Favorite sport to participate: Golf
Favorite Spectator Sport: Football (not so fond of NFL right now)
Other Hobbies: The Outdoors (hiking, hunting, some fishing, bicycling, boating), shooting, and traveling
Favorite Quote: “I am a great believer in luck. The harder I work the more luck I seem to have.”

Education

Blue Ridge Community College (Business Curriculum 1980-1990)
West Henderson High School (Class of 1978)
Rugby Junior High (The very first class to attend)

Professional

North Carolina Senator (2016 – present)
Self Employed Business Owner (1998 – present) Restaurants, Commercial and Residential Real Estate Investor
Director of Entegra Financial (2013 – present) Audit, Compensation & HR Committees

Current Community Involvement

Community Foundation of Henderson County, Director (2013 – present) Finance and Communication Committees
Daniel Boone Boy Scout Council, (2011 – present) Director
Hendersonville Rotary Club, Member (2008 – present)

Affiliations

Member; Chambers of Commerce of Henderson County, Transylvania County, Haywood County, and Greater Asheville
Member; Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development
Member; Henderson County Partnership for Economic Progress
Member; North Carolina Self Storage Association
Member; Carolina Real Estate Investors Association
Member; Buncombe County Wildlife Club
Member; Asheville Rifle & Pistol Club
Member; National Rifle Association

Committee Assignments

Appropriations on Agriculture, Natural, and Economic Resources (Chair)

Commerce and Insurance (Chair)

Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources

Appropriations on Education/Higher Education

Education/Higher Education

Finance

Rules and Operations of the Senate

Select/Non-Standing Committees

Joint Legislative Economic Development and Global Engagement Oversight Committee

Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Information Technology

Joint Legislative Task Force on Education Finance Reform

Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee

Revenue Laws Study Committee

 

Caucus Memberships

NC Prayer Caucus

Biotechnology Caucus

Rural and Agricultural Caucus

Sportsmann's Caucus

Technology Caucus