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Press Release- Announcement of Candidacy

Hendersonville, N.C. – Today Senator Chuck Edwards, R-Henderson who represents North Carolina’s 48th Senate District announced his candidacy for a second term in office. In 2016 he earned 56% of the vote in a three-person race,

then he won the general election when he received 62% of the votes. Senator Edwards is a WNC native, a small business owner, and has been active with several organizations and non-profits in the three counties in which he and his family conduct business.

“Representing the citizens of NC’s Senate 48th Senate District is among the highest honors in my life. I am proud to serve the communities that have so blessed my family and my business in numerous ways. I am excited that I have been given the opportunity this year to help further grow our economy, lower the tax burden for families and small businesses, increase our investment in our children’s education, and find ways we can operate state government more efficiently. While this year we made much progress in these areas, I recognize that much more can be done, and that I have a broad set of skills to tackle the job. Therefore I am eager to announce my candidacy for a second term, and I hope that the citizens will allow me to continue to serve.” - Chuck Edwards

Senator Edwards serves the NC Senate on the following Committees:

  • Education/Higher Education
  • Commerce and Insurance
  • Appropriations for General Government and Information Technology
  • Health Care
  • Pensions and Retirement Aging
  • State and Local Government
  • Select Committee for Judicial Reform and Redistricting
  • Joint Legislative Economic Development and Global Engagement Oversight
  • Joint Legislative Study Commission on Efficiency and Cost-Savings in State Government
  • Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Information Technology
  • Committee on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Revenue Laws Study

Phil Berger, President Pro Tempore said, “I have to say that transitioning from a multi-term Senator to a freshman is always a concern for a district and I can tell you that you have not missed a beat with Chuck Edwards. He has proven time and again that he digs into legislation to understand it and asks the hard questions. He is an asset to the Senate, your district, and to all of North Carolina.”