Alvin Edwards

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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 from 1990 to 1992.

Edwards cast the lone vote against allowing traffic to cross the Downtown Mall at Second Street NW[1]. 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[2].

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.

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

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%.

External links

Notes

  1. 'Mayorsville: Here, everybody's a mayor', 10 Aug. 2006. Lisa Provence. The Hook. 2 May 2009
  2. 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>