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The Reverend Alvin Edwards is a former City Councilor and current member of the Charlottesville City School Board. He served as [[Mayor of Charlottesville|Mayor]] from 1990 to 1992.
 
  
Edwards cast the lone vote against allowing traffic to cross the Downtown Mall at Second Street NW<ref>[http://www.readthehook.com/stories/2006/08/10/COVER-Amalg.doc.aspx 'Mayorsville: Here, everybody's a mayor'], 10 Aug. 2006. Lisa Provence. The Hook. 2 May 2009</ref>. Edwards was a proponent of having Charlottesville [[City-County reversion|revert to town status]].  
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The Reverend '''Alvin Edwards''' is a former City Councilor and former member of the Charlottesville City School Board. He served as [[Mayor of Charlottesville|Mayor]] from 1990 to 1992. He resigned from the school board on October 31, 2010.<ref name="dp"></ref>
  
In 1999, he reentered City politics by serving as the Chair of the [[Charlottesville Democratic Party]]<ref>Rich, Barbara. "Alvin Edwards Returns to Profess the Gospel of the Democratic Party." C-Ville Weekly [Charlottesville] 20 July 1999. Via George Loper's Archive. 26 May 1999 <http://george.loper.org/~george/archives/1999/Jul/96.html></ref>.
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Edwards cast the lone vote against allowing traffic to cross the Downtown Mall at Second Street NW.<ref>[http://www.readthehook.com/stories/2006/08/10/COVER-Amalg.doc.aspx 'Mayorsville: Here, everybody's a mayor'], 10 Aug. 2006. Lisa Provence. The Hook. 2 May 2009</ref> Edwards was a proponent of having Charlottesville [[City-County reversion|revert to town status]].
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In 1999, he reentered City politics by serving as the Chair of the [[Charlottesville Democratic Party]].<ref>Rich, Barbara. "Alvin Edwards Returns to Profess the Gospel of the Democratic Party." C-Ville Weekly [Charlottesville] 20 July 1999. Via George Loper's Archive. 26 May 1999 <http://george.loper.org/~george/archives/1999/Jul/96.html></ref>
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On August 23, 2013 he was appointed to the the [[Piedmont Virginia Community College]] Board for a term ending in 2017.<ref>{{cite web|title=PVCC - News Releases - New College Board Appointments|url=http://www.pvcc.edu/marketing_media_relations/news/news.php?n_ID=569|author=|work=|publisher=|location=|publishdate=23 August 2013|accessdate=23 August 2013}}</ref> <ref>{{cite-progress|title=|url=PVCC board gets three new membershttp://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/pvcc-board-gets-three-new-members/article_2eb19612-0c4a-11e3-8638-0019bb30f31a.html|author=Daily Progress Staff Reports|pageno=|printdate=|publishdate=August 23, 2013|accessdate=August 26, 2013|cturl=}}</ref>
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Edwards was born in Joliet, Illinois and attended Joliet Junior College. He received his B.A. in Biblical Studies at Illinois' Wheaton College and got a Master's degree in divinity from Virginia Union School of Theology. As of 1999, he was pursuing a doctorate.  
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Edwards was born in Joliet, Illinois and attended Joliet Junior College. He received his B.A. in Biblical Studies at Illinois' Wheaton College and got a Master's degree in divinity from Virginia Union School of Theology.
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In 1981, he became Pastor at [[Mount Zion First African Baptist Church]].
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==Election history==
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===[[2007 election]] for School Board===
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{{2007 election/CharlottesvilleSchoolBoard}}
  
In 1981, he became Pastor at [[Mount Zion Baptist Church]].
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===[[1992 election]] for City Council===
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{{1992 election/CityCouncil}}
  
==External links==
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===[[1988 election]] for City Council===
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{{1988 election/CityCouncil}}
  
==Notes==
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==References==
 
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[[Category:Former Charlottesville Mayors]]
[[Category: Former City Councilors]]
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[[Category:Former City Councilors]]
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[[Category:Faith community leaders]]
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[[Category:Democratic party members]]
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[[Category: Charlottesville School Board members]]

Latest revision as of 15:11, 21 November 2013

Alvin Edwards

Term End October 31, 2010[1]

Term Start 1990
Term End 1992
Preceded by Elizabeth "Bitsy" Waters
Succeeded by Tom Vandever


Biographical Information

Place of birth Joliet, Illinois
Alma mater Wheaton College
Profession Pastor

The Reverend Alvin Edwards is a former City Councilor and former member of the Charlottesville City School Board. He served as Mayor from 1990 to 1992. He resigned from the school board on October 31, 2010.[1]

Edwards cast the lone vote against allowing traffic to cross the Downtown Mall at Second Street NW.[2] Edwards was a proponent of having Charlottesville revert to town status.

In 1999, he reentered City politics by serving as the Chair of the Charlottesville Democratic Party.[3]

On August 23, 2013 he was appointed to the the Piedmont Virginia Community College Board for a term ending in 2017.[4] [5]

Biography

Edwards was born in Joliet, Illinois and attended Joliet Junior College. He received his B.A. in Biblical Studies at Illinois' Wheaton College and got a Master's degree in divinity from Virginia Union School of Theology.

In 1981, he became Pastor at Mount Zion First African Baptist Church.


Election history

2007 election for School Board

Candidates Votes %
Kathleen M. Galvin (I) 3,240 66.27
Colette E. Blount (I) 2,972 TBD
Llezelle A. Dugger (I) 2,497 51.3
Alvin Edwards (I) 2,370 48.7
W. Grant Brownrigg (I) 1,852 38.39
Sean M. McCord (I) 1,649 33.73
Lynette B. Meynig (I) 1,182 TBD
Write-In 79 N/A

[6][7]

Each voter could vote for up to four candidates.[8]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Web. Charlottesville School Board picks McKee as new member, Rachana Dixit, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, October 12, 2010, retrieved October 12, 2010.
  2. 'Mayorsville: Here, everybody's a mayor', 10 Aug. 2006. Lisa Provence. The Hook. 2 May 2009
  3. Rich, Barbara. "Alvin Edwards Returns to Profess the Gospel of the Democratic Party." C-Ville Weekly [Charlottesville] 20 July 1999. Via George Loper's Archive. 26 May 1999 <http://george.loper.org/~george/archives/1999/Jul/96.html>
  4. Web. PVCC - News Releases - New College Board Appointments, 23 August 2013, retrieved 23 August 2013.
  5. Web. [PVCC board gets three new membershttp://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/pvcc-board-gets-three-new-members/article_2eb19612-0c4a-11e3-8638-0019bb30f31a.html ], Daily Progress Staff Reports, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, August 23, 2013, retrieved August 26, 2013.
  6. "November 6, 2007 General Election Official Results." Virginia Voter Information. Web. <https://www.voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov/election/DATA/2007/196E44FA-8B19-4240-9A44-737216DAA55D/Unofficial/00_540_s.shtml>
  7. "Charlottesville : Past Local Elections." Charlottesville : Home. Web. <http://www.charlottesville.org/index.aspx?page=120>
  8. Deegan, Matt. "City School Board Shakeup in Works." Daily Progress. 21 Apr. 2007. Web. <http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/cdp-news-local/2007/apr/21/city_school_board_shakeup_in_works_04_21_07_cdp-ar-86551/>

1992 election for City Council

Candidates Votes %
Thomas Vandever (D) incumbent 4,086 56.31
Alvin Edwards (D) incumbent 3,895 54.92
Virginia Daugherty (D) 3,969 54.70
Thomas Hill (R) 3,153 43.45
Thomas Plofchan (R) 2,986 41.15
Thane Kerner (R) 3,122 43.03


Voters could cast three votes, one for each of the three seats available, hence the percentages do not total 100%.

1988 election for City Council

Candidates Votes %
Bitsy Waters (D) 3,496 51.19
Tom Vandever (D) 3,326 48.70
Alvin Edwards (D) 3,332 48.79
David Sheffield (R) 3,291 48.19
Margaret Carter (R) 3,145 46.05
Judith Wright (R) 3,112 45.57


Voters could cast three votes, one for each of the three seats available, hence the percentages do not total 100%.

References