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Chuck Edwards (R) - Incumbent candidate for NC State Senate District 48

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Chuck Edwards (R) is the incumbent candidate for North Carolina state senate District 48.

Why are you running for office?

We need more common people representing us in government. People that have achieved in life by pulling themselves up by their bootstrings. I'm exactly that person. My mother was a waitress, and my dad was a truck driver. I'm a product of public schools and community college. I've lived through just about every socio-economic class known in America, from a poor but well established and loving home to the turmoils of a broken family. My career began with a minimum wage part-time job. I now experience the American dream, and I know it can't be achieved with a socialist government. That dream can only be realized when one recognizes that opportunities exist in this great nation, but it takes hard work, sacrifice, determination, and the willingness to overcome sometimes insurmountable obstacles. I'm running for office because I want to serve my community and this nation that has blessed my family and me. I'm running because I have the background, the skills, and the determination to help people.

What are your goals if you win the election?

My goals have and will continue to be to listen to people, seek to understand the issues that effect them, and to help fashion state policy that will allow more people to live the life for which they dream.

Why should voters choose you over your opponent?

I am not a political hobbyist, nor am I a politician. My desire to serve is born from my sincere love for North Carolina and my want to help preserve the freedoms, values, and traditions that have enabled prior generations to enjoy what we now refer to as the American way of life. To protect these opportunities, please vote Chuck Edwards for NC Senate.

What will your priorities be when you take office?

The priorities I continue to hear from my constituency are a vibrant economy, good job opportunities, a healthy environment, our childrens’ education, protecting taxpayers' hard-earned dollars, and keeping our citizens safe. To look at these more closely and find out what I have done to support them, please visit ChuckEdwardsNC.com. There you can also link up to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.