John Edwards has spent his entire life dedicated to both his country and community, first as a Marine and later as a US attorney. In the years since, John has remained an engaged representative of his community. With legislative priorities including mental health reform, and Medicaid expansion – John hopes represent his constituents for another term in the Virginia State Senate.
- Proud sponsor of Virginia’s first universal preschool bill in 2005
- Spearheaded efforts to bring Amtrak to western Virginia, successfully doing so with a Roanoke station in 2017
- Public safety advocate who sponsored legislation for Threat Assessment Teams to protect Virginia’s colleges following the Virginia Tech shooting
Use of John Edwards’s military rank and job title does not imply endorsement by the Department of the Marine Corps or the Department of Defense.