Occupation: State Senator
Occupational Background: Business Management, Forest Products Industry
Educational Background: Oregon State University, B.A. in Business Administration
Prior Governmental Experience: State Representative, 2006- 2009; State Senator 2009-Present
Community Service: Chair, Oregon Autism Project; Chair, Birth to Three Annual Fundraising Campaign
Family: Chris is married to his wife of 12 years, Ali. They have two children, Simon (8) and Anna (18 months).
The Right Leader at the Right TimeChris Edwards is working hard to reform government and save Oregon taxpayers money. Being more efficient and cutting unnecessary programs is crucial to saving money for the essentials, like education and health care.
Getting Our Local Economy Going
Chris Edwards has been using his small business experience to make it easier to get permits, increase investments in small business expansion, and help Oregon's small businesses compete in the marketplace through innovative strategies.
Improving Accountability Over Government SpendingIt's time to get the costs of operating the state back in line with the resources we have. Chris Edwards voted to freeze his own pay and he supported aggressive audits of government programs to reduce waste and inefficiency.
Funding Education FirstWe need a leader with the backbone to vote his conscience. Chris Edwards puts kids first in our state budget, and showed independence when he was the only member of the Majority in the Legislature to vote against the school cuts last session.
An Independent LeaderChris Edwards has a proven record of independence. That's why he recently received the nomination of the Independent Party of Oregon.
Opposed Spending Scarce Tax Dollars to Rename Beltline
It simply was not the right time nor way.
We are supporting Chris Edwards:
US Senator Ron Wyden
Congressman Peter DeFazio
Oregon Business Association
Eugene Education Association
Stand For Children
Oregon Nurses Association
(This information furnished by Friends of Chris Edwards.)