George C. Edwards

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George C. Edwards
George C. Edwards (2008).jpg
Edwards in 2008
Member of the Maryland Senate
from the 1st district
Assumed office
January 10, 2007
Preceded by John J. Hafer
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates
from the 1A district
In office
January 12, 1983 – January 10, 2007
Succeeded by Wendell Beitzel
Personal details
Born (1948-04-08) April 8, 1948 (age 69)
Grantsville, Maryland
Political party Republican
Religion Methodist

George C. Edwards (born April 8, 1948) is a member of the Maryland Senate.

Background[edit]

Edwards was elected as the State Senator for Maryland District 1 in 2006, which covers Garrett County and parts of Washington and Allegany counties. He defeated Thomas Conlon, both of whom ran for the seat vacated by John J. Hafer who retired after 16 years in the State Senate.

Education[edit]

Edwards attended Northern High School in Accident, MD. He received his B.S. in business administration from Fairmont State College, cum laude in 1970. He later attended Frostburg State University to get his teacher's certificate.

Career[edit]

After college, Edwards was drafted by the Baltimore Colts. He served in the National Guard for six years. He has been active in Garrett County Economic Development Corporation and the Maryland Association of Counties.

Edwards was first elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 1982 and served for 24 years before running and winning the State Senate seat. As a member of the House of Delegates, Edwards was the Minority Leader from 2003-07.

He is a member of the National Rifle Association, the Lions Club, the American Legion, and the Fraternal Order of Police.

Legislative Record[edit]

In 2016, legislation was introduced in the Maryland Senate (SB 361[1]) that would require the disclosure of fracking chemicals during a liability suit involving harm or injury to persons from gas drilling and fracking operations. The bill also required higher insurance coverage for gas companies. Edwards introduced amendments that would reduce the liability insurance requirements and limit chemical disclosure. After several days of public outcry from his district, including letters and emails from more than 350 citizens and businesses, Edwards withdrew the amendments. The final bill passed out of the Senate.

Election results[edit]

  • 2006 Race for Maryland State Senate – District 1[2]
Name Votes Percent Outcome
George C. Edwards, Rep. 25,365   72.7%    Won
Thomas Conlon, Dem. 9,489   27.2%    Lost
Other Write-Ins 19   0.1%    Lost
  • 2002 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 1A[3]
Name Votes Percent Outcome
George C. Edwards, Rep. 10,303   99.4%    Won
Other Write-Ins 58   0.6%    Lost
  • 1998 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 1A[4]
Name Votes Percent Outcome
George C. Edwards, Rep. 7,999   83%    Won
Lawson L. Duckworth, Dem. 1,670   17%    Lost
  • 1994 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 1A[5]
Name Votes Percent Outcome
George C. Edwards, Rep. 8,155   100%    Won
  • 1990 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 1A[6]
Name Votes Percent Outcome
George C. Edwards, Rep. 5,506   100%    Won
  • 1986 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 1A[7]
Name Votes Percent Outcome
George C. Edwards, Rep. 5,648   100%    Won

Legislative notes[edit]

  • voted against the Healthy Air Act in 2006 (SB154)[1]
  • voted for slots in 2005 (HB1361)[2]
  • voted for electric deregulation in 1999 (HB703)[3]
  • voted for income tax reduction in 1998 (SB750)[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?pid=billpage&stab=01&id=sb0361&tab=subject3&ys=2016RS
  2. ^ "State Senate Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on Oct. 7, 2007
  3. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on Oct. 7, 2007
  4. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on Oct. 7, 2007
  5. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on Oct. 7, 2007
  6. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on Oct. 7, 2007
  7. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on Oct. 7, 2007

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