“We in Virginia enjoy an extensive rail system, which plays an important role in growing our national economy and employs thousands of people in both direct and indirect rail jobs. Roanoke’s own FreightCar America, which began building freight cars in 2005 to support the national freight rail system, has improved our region’s employment.”

John S. Edwards has served in the Virginia Senate since 1996. Prior service includes the U.S. Marine Corps as a Captain and JAG Officer. He was appointed as the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia from 1980-81. Edwards is a graduate of Princeton and the University of Virginia School of Law.

Edwards is a partner in his law firm and a Roanoke native.

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