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Fast Facts

Legislative Record

2021-2022 Session

Bills Introduced
Votes
The Civitas Institute 

Life and Education

Personal

Birthdate: 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

Daniel Boone Boy Scout Council, (2012 – present) Executive Board Member
Hendersonville Rotary Club, (2008 – present) Member
Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development (1999 – present) Member

Affiliations

Member; Chambers of Commerce of Henderson County, Transylvania 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

Agriculture, Energy, and Environment (Chair)

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

Commerce and Insurance (Chair)

Finance

Judiciary

Redistricting and Elections

Rules and Operations of the Senate

Non-Standing Committees

Agriculture and Forestry Awareness Study Commission (Co-Chair)

Environmental Review Commission (Co-Chair)

Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations

Revenue Laws Study Committee

Joint Legislative Economic Development and Global Engagement Oversight Committee (Co-Chair)

Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee

Joint Legislative Elections Oversight Committee

Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Unemployment Insurance (Co-Chair)

Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Agriculture and Natural and Economic Resources

Social Services Regional Supervision and Collaboration Working Group (2017) (Co-Chair)

Joint Select Committee on Congressional Redistricting (2019)

Caucus Memberships

NC Prayer Caucus

Biotechnology Caucus

Rural and Agricultural Caucus

Sportsman's Caucus

Technology Caucus