Senator John Edwards (D-Roanoke)

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Party
Democratic
District
21: Giles County (All), Roanoke City (All), Montgomery County (Part), Roanoke County (Part) [map]
Took Office
January 1996
Next Election
November 2019
Committees
Courts of Justice
Twitter
@SenEdwardsVA
Copatroning Habits
56% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 54% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 52% of them are Democrats.
Partisanship
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Bills Passed
10.2% in 2016
Campaign Contributions
cash on hand (December 1969 report)
Recent Mentions in the Media

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USA TODAY: No one wants to buy former Sen. John Edwards' North Carolina house for $6.9 million

October 26, 2017
No one wants to buy former Sen. John Edwards' North Carolina house for $6.9 millionThe former Democratic senator, vice presidential nominee and presidential candidate built the home with his late wife and remains one of the largest in the area. Edwards vacated the home due to his long commute to his Raleigh office, law office of ...No One Wants to Buy Disgraced Presidential Candidate John Edwards' HouseTIMEPrice slashed for John Edwards' Chapel Hill homeWTVD-TVall 3 news articles »

Fox Business: Former Sen. John Edwards cuts NC mansion price by $1M amid weak interest

October 27, 2017
Former U.S. Senator John Edwards walks back into the federal courthouse after a break during the sixth day of deliberation in Greensboro, North Carolina . Edwards is charged with accepting excessive campaign funds to conceal his ...

NJ.com: Will Menendez face another trial next year?

November 17, 2017
... he doesn't think there's a hard and fast rule as which cases federal prosecutors will seek to retry. He specifically pointed to the 2012 campaign finance case of former U.S. Sen. John Edwards, of North Carolina. "That hung, and the government didn ...Menendez case ends in mistrialAlbany Times Unionall 303 news articles »

News & Observer: Marked down: No one wanted to buy John Edwards' house for $6.9 million

October 25, 2017
Marked down: No one wanted to buy John Edwards' house for $6.9 millionYou could be the new owner for a cool $23,000 or so per month, according to mortgage estimates for multiple real estate websites such as Zillow. The former Democratic senator, vice presidential nominee and presidential candidate built the home with his ...John Edwards lowers listing price for Chapel Hill estate to $5.9MTriangle Business Journalall 2 news articles »

These are all of the video clips of John Edwards’s remarks on the floor of the Senate since 2009. There are 307 video clips in all.

Bills

  • SB135: Human trafficking training; DCJS to establish for law-enforcement, etc.
  • SB139: Electric utility regulation; agricultural net energy metering.
  • SB140: Electric utilities; net energy metering, standby charges.
  • SB142: Solar thermal system; tax credit.
  • SB912: Virginia taxable income of residents; reorganization of additions, subtractions, and deductions.
  • SB913: Uniform Trust Decanting Act; creation.
  • SB914: Reduction of amount of lien for medical services paid for by the Commonwealth.
  • SB915: Firearm transfers; penalties.
  • SB916: Virginia Register Act; guidance documents; duty to file with the Registrar.
  • SB917: Electric utility regulation; agricultural net energy metering.
  • SB918: Renewable energy; third-party power purchase agreements.
  • SB919: Removal of blight; building collapse; emergency.
  • SB920: Lien priority.
  • SB921: Commonwealth Transportation Board; statewide prioritization process.
  • SB937: Office of the Children's Ombudsman.
  • SB938: Smoking in outdoor public place; locality regulation.
  • SB1049: Firearms; administration of machine gun registry, nonresident concealed handgun permits.
  • SB1050: Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth; mission.
  • SB1078: Catawba Hospital; DBHDS to develop a plan to expand, report.
  • SB1111: School calendar; adds to 'good cause' circumstances for waiver of school opening.
  • SB1112: Firearms; control of possession in chambers of local governing bodies.
  • SB1188: Driver's license; suspension of license for nonpayment of fines and court costs.
  • SB1189: Water and sewer services; liens, owners, lessees, or tenants.
  • SB1226: Virginia Freedom of Information Act; proprietary records and trade secrets.
  • SB1365: Statewide Fire Prevention Code; authority of Va. Fire Services Bd., fees for school inspections.
  • SB1447: Roanoke Higher Education Authority; removes president of Bluefield College from board of trustees.
  • SB1459: Discharge of treasurer; legal pleadings.
  • SB1480: Malicious impersonation by computer; penalty.
  • SJ86: Pay It Forward, Pay It Back; SCHEV to study feasibility of implementing.
  • SJ242: Study; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission; free community college; report.
  • SJ243: Constitutional amendment (first resolution); qualifications to vote; restoration of civil rights.
  • SJ246: Study; inland port facility in the Roanoke Region and New River Valley; report.
  • SJ270: Commending the Salem High School football team.
  • SJ271: Commending the Blacksburg High School football team.
  • SJ325: Commending the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University football team.
  • SJ334: Commending Hollins University.
  • SJ335: Commending the Student Government Association of Virginia TECH.
  • SJ359: Commending the Christiansburg Rescue Squad.
  • SJ367: Commending the Legal Aid Society of the Roanoke Valley.
  • SJ368: Commending Roanoke College.
  • SJ372: Commending Thomas L. McKeon.
  • SJ405: Commending Blacksburg High School.
  • SJ422: Celebrating the life of W. Alvin Hudson, Jr.
  • SB127: Uniform Powers of Appointment Act; codification of Act.
  • SB128: Personal injury and wrongful death actions; disclosure of physical address of insured person.
  • SB129: Minimum wage; increases minimum wage from its current federally mandated level to $8.00 per hour.
  • SB130: Mandatory minimum punishments; repeals Code section that defines 'mandatory minimum.'
  • SB131: Prostitution; affirmative defense.
  • SB132: Minor; abduction for purpose of prostitution.
  • SB133: Trafficking in persons; civil cause of action.
  • SB135: Human trafficking training; DCJS to establish for law-enforcement, etc.
  • SB139: Electric utility regulation; agricultural net energy metering.
  • SB140: Electric utilities; net energy metering, standby charges.
  • SB141: Tow truck drivers and towing and recovery operators; complaints by consumers.
  • SB142: Solar thermal system; tax credit.
  • SB143: Elections; absentee voting by persons age 65 or older.
  • SB144: Prostitution; court may defer and dismiss a first-offense charge of solicitation.
  • SB145: Marriage license; authorization to designate marriage officiant.
  • SB146: Judges; increases number in circuit court in 23rd Judicial Circuit District.
  • SB147: Judges; increases number in district court in 23rd Judicial District.
  • SB148: Renewable energy; SCC to establish third-party power purchase agreements.
  • SB180: Prostitution; juveniles engaged in commercial sexual conduct, participation in specialized services.
  • SB205: Handguns; purchase by certain officers.
  • SB206: Administrative Process Act; ex parte communications.
  • SB207: Administrative Process Act; reconsideration of formal hearings, litigated issues, report.
  • SB240: Virginia Tort Claims Act; electronic filing when notice filed with Department of Transportation.
  • SB425: Higher education; student mental health policies.
  • SB441: Public schools; Standards of Learning assessments.
  • SB540: Early childhood education; all school divisions to provide for certain children.
  • SB541: Two-Year College Scholarship Match Program; created.
  • SB547: Water and sewer service; certain liens for delinquent charges.
  • SB605: Reckless driving; causing death or injury of certain persons, penalties.
  • SB614: Natural gas companies; right of entry upon property.
  • SB715: Firearms shows; voluntary background checks by Department of State Police, penalties.
  • SB716: Firearm transfers; penalties.
  • SB725: Competitive telephone companies; alternative providers.
  • SB726: Erosion and sediment control plans; utility company projects.
  • SB753: Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission; transfer of funds to Medicaid.
  • SJ14: Commending Ken Tuck, M.D.
  • SJ15: Celebrating the life of Paul E. Torgersen.
  • SJ24: Human trafficking; work group to study safe harbor policy for minor victims.
  • SJ64: Celebrating the life of Darrel Dennis Martin.
  • SJ86: Pay It Forward, Pay It Back; SCHEV to study feasibility of implementing.
  • SJ99: Commending Frank Beamer.
  • SJ114: Celebrating the life of Alphonzo LaSalle Holland, Sr.
  • SJ116: Commending Colonel Wesley L. Fox, USMC, Ret.
  • SJ144: Celebrating the life of Roy C. Kinsey, Jr.
  • SJ148: Commending David Bailey Associates.
  • SJ183: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Madison Ellis Marye.
  • SR16: Celebrating the life of Jesse Clingenpeel.
  • SR17: Commending Frank Beamer.
  • SR21: Commending Colonel Wesley L. Fox, USMC, Ret.
  • SB93: Unlawful photographs or videos; Class 6 felony for person to publish on Internet.
  • SB191: Voter registration lists; duties of State Board of Elections and general registrars, etc.
  • SB350: Net energy metering by municipalities & multifamily customer-generators; projects authorized.
  • SB351: Securities Act; Invest in Virginia Exemption.
  • SB708: Elections; absentee voting by persons age 65 or older.
  • SB709: Computer and other crimes; venue for prosecution.
  • SB710: Human trafficking; new felonies created, penalties.
  • SB711: Voter registration; duties of State Board of Elections and general registrars.
  • SB760: Medicare; supplement policies for persons under age 65 and eligible by reason of disability.
  • SB761: Personal injury and wrongful death actions; disclosure of address of alleged tortfeasor, etc.
  • SB762: Tenancy by the entireties; property held in trust.
  • SB763: Securities Act; crowdfunding exemption.
  • SB764: Electric utilities; net energy metering programs.
  • SB765: Redistricting; certain population data to be used.
  • SB766: Candidates; reduces number of signatures required on ballot petitions.
  • SB767: Water and sewer systems; Montgomery County may require connection.
  • SB810: Income tax, state; changes credit for low-income taxpayers.
  • SB829: Court costs; expired inspection sticker.
  • SB830: School calendar; continuing waivers.
  • SB831: Criminal history record checks; barrier crimes.
  • SB832: Blood samples; person authorized to take samples pursuant to a search warrant, immunity.
  • SB833: Electric utilities; net energy metering.
  • SB835: Newborn screening; Krabbe disease.
  • SB925: School zone; speed limit photo-enforcement system.
  • SB926: Notice provisions; third party commercial carrier.
  • SB927: Administrative Process Act; process for disqualification of a hearing officer.
  • SB928: Administrative Process Act; default by nonappearing party.
  • SB929: State agencies; use of third-party commercial carriers for service, delivery, etc.
  • SB1155: Firearms; confiscation, reporting, and return by law enforcement.
  • SB1156: Writ of habeas corpus; service; of writ, dismissal of petition.
  • SB1159: Highway projects; Commonwealth Transportation Board to develop a life-cycle cost analysis.
  • SB1160: Renewable energy; third party power purchase agreements.
  • SB1267: Conflicts of Interests Acts, State and Local Government, and General Assembly; prohibited.
  • SB1276: Roanoke, City of; amending charter, appointment of director of finance.
  • SB1282: Administrative Process Act; disciplinary proceedings.
  • SB1302: Campaign finance; campaign fundraising during special sessions prohibited.
  • SB1330: Rights of the Disabled, Board for, & Board for the Rights of Virginians with Disabilities; repeals.
  • SB1382: Motor vehicles involved in an accident; removal and disposition.
  • SB1387: Contract carrier's transportation of railroad employees; civil penalty.
  • SB1388: Railroad trains; trespassing, raises penalty.
  • SB1389: Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program; eligibility for benefits.
  • SB1414: Cigarette tax, local; Montgomery and Pulaski Counties authorized to impose.
  • SJ25: Pay It Forward, Pay It Back; SCHEV to study feasibility of implementing.
  • SJ56: Virginia Preschool Initiative; JLARC to study and identify policy and funding options to expand.
  • SJ222: Commending Jacqueline L. Shuck.
  • SJ223: Commending Sandra Levin.
  • SJ266: Commending the Glenvar High School football team.
  • SJ277: Study; SCHEV; Pay It Forward, Pay It Back; report.
  • SJ281: Urban schools; joint subcommittee to study unique and specific challenges facing school divisions.
  • SJ340: Celebrating the life of E. Cabell Brand.
  • SJ341: Celebrating the life of the Honorable George W. Harris, Jr.
  • SJ364: Commending Ted Edlich.
  • SB5: Right to Farm Act; restoration of certain provisions.
  • SB55: University of Virginia; changes composition of Board of Visitors.
  • SB92: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; preservation of Stadium Woods property.
  • SB93: Unlawful photographs or videos; Class 6 felony for person to publish on Internet.
  • SB94: Divorce proceedings; evidence by affidavit, residency requirement.
  • SB143: Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council; created.
  • SB144: Standards of Learning; assessments, revisions.
  • SB191: Voter registration lists; duties of State Board of Elections and general registrars, etc.
  • SB243: Virginia Tourism Authority; designating Blue Ridge Highlands region to enhance tourism development.
  • SB244: Higher Education for Virginia, State Council of; elimination of certain duties and programs.
  • SB345: Trust directors; defenses to liability.
  • SB346: Wills, trusts, and fiduciaries; increasing various allowances and other threshold amounts.
  • SB350: Net energy metering by municipalities & multifamily customer-generators; projects authorized.
  • SB351: Securities Act; Invest in Virginia Exemption.
  • SB353: Criminal history record checks; sets out list of barrier crimes.
  • SB354: Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; expedited evictions for nonremediable breaches.
  • SB358: Administrative Process Act; date of adoption or readoption of a regulation for purposes of appeal.
  • SB372: Early childhood education; school divisions to provide certain programs for 4 and 5 year children.
  • SB373: Trafficking in persons; penalties.
  • SB580: Electric utility regulation; renewable energy portfolio standard program, etc.
  • SB633: Higher educational institutions; tuition waiver for dependent children of faculty.
  • SB634: Decanting statute; conditions for second trust.
  • SB660: Attorney General, Office of; Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act, funds recovered.
  • SJ25: Pay It Forward, Pay It Back; SCHEV to study feasibility of implementing.
  • SJ56: Virginia Preschool Initiative; JLARC to study and identify policy and funding options to expand.
  • SJ95: Commending the Giles High School football team.
  • SJ96: Commending the Northside High School football team.
  • SJ97: Celebrating the life of Elizabeth Thomas Bowles.
  • SJ98: Celebrating the life of the Reverend Carl Terrie Tinsley, Sr.
  • SJ99: Celebrating the life of Robert Frederick Bondurant, M.D.
  • SJ124: Commending Dr. Charles W. Steger.
  • SJ168: Commemorating the 45th anniversary of Virginia is for Lovers.
  • SJ180: Historic Smithfield Plantation in Blacksburg; designating as a Family Homestead of Va. Governors.
  • SJ193: Commending Mill Mountain Theatre.
  • SJ5001: General Assembly; limits legislation coming before 2014 Special Session I & schedule for business.
  • SJ5005: Celebrating the life of Albert Byron Smith.
  • SJ5027: Celebrating the life of John Wilbert Divers.
  • SJ5028: Celebrating the life of Robert L. A. Keeley, M.D.
  • SR4: Celebrating the life of the Reverend Carl Terrie Tinsley, Sr.
  • SR9: Celebrating the life of Elizabeth Thomas Bowles.
  • SR10: Commending the Northside High School football team.
  • SR11: Commending the Giles High School football team.
  • SR44: Commending Bladen Clarke Finch.
  • SR46: Senate Ethics Advisory Panel; confirming nomination.
  • SR47: Solar generation and net metering, distributed; DEQ & DMME to jointly study costs and benefits.
  • SR501: Senate of Virginia; 2014 Special Session I operating budget.
  • SR502: Senate of Virginia; limits legislation coming before 2014 Special Session I & schedule for business.
  • SB96: Unlawful photographs or video; Class 6 felony for a person to publish on Internet, penalty.
  • SB97: Barrier crimes; clarifies individual crimes included in background check and barrier crime statutes.
  • SB108: Power of attorney; embezzlement by agent, penalty.
  • SB582: Net energy metering; SCC shall approve utility's proposed standby charge methodology.
  • SB756: Perpetuities waiver; exclusions from statutory rule, nondonative transfers.
  • SB757: No-contest clauses; limitations on penalty clause.
  • SB758: Uniform Trust Code; interested trustees subject to ascertainable standard.
  • SB759: Guardianship and conservatorship; makes various changes to laws.
  • SB760: Wills & trusts; allows testator/settlor to petition court during his lifetime to determine validity.
  • SB761: Fiduciary attorney-client privilege; common law privilege to be extended to seeking advice.
  • SB762: Mandatory judicial retirement; increases age under Judicial Retirement System from 70 to 73 years.
  • SB763: Unlawful photographs or video; Class 6 felony for a person to publish on Internet, penalty.
  • SB848: Students; increases additional grant to those attending State 2-year colleges for engineering, etc.
  • SB849: Alcoholic beverage control; mixed beverage licenses for certain properties.
  • SB866: Health insurance; mandated coverage for enteral formulas necessitated by short bowel syndrome.
  • SB867: Health insurance; coverage for certain foods for individuals diagnosed as having phenylketonuria.
  • SB868: Criminal history background record checks; barrier crimes.
  • SB944: Administrative Process Act; issues on review, duty of court.
  • SB1023: Solar-powered or wind-powered electricity generation facility; SCC to conduct pilot program, etc.
  • SB1025: Net energy metering; standby charges.
  • SB1027: Voting; handling of overvoted ballots, counting device to receive and count certain ballots.