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Edwards to run for re-election to state Senate

State Sen. Chuck Edwards State Sen. Chuck Edwards

State Sen. Chuck Edwards announced on Tuesday that he would run for re-election next year, saying he wanted to continue his work in Raleigh to boost the economy, lower taxes and promote more efficient government.

Edwards, who lives in Flat Rock, won the Republican nomination for the 48th District seat in 2016 with 56 percent of the vote in a three-candidate primary and won the general election with 62 percent of the vote over Norm Bossert, who has announced he is running again. A Western North Carolina native and owner of McDonald's franchises and other businesses, he has been active with several organizations and nonprofits 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," he said. "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.”

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