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John Edwards (D)
Junior Senator from North Carolina

Elected: 1998 (1st term) Defeated Sen. Lauch Faircloth, R.
Hometown: Raleigh
Born: June 10, 1953; Seneca, S.C.
Religion: Methodist
Family: Wife, Elizabeth Anania Edwards; four children (one deceased)
Education: North Carolina State U., B.S. 1974; U. of North Carolina, J.D. 1977
Career: Lawyer
Political Highlights: no previous office; U.S. Senate, 1999-present
Committees: Commerce, Science & Transportation ( Aviation; Communications; Consumer Affairs, Foreign Commerce & Tourism; Science, Technology & Space); Select Intelligence; Health, Education, Labor & Pensions ( Aging; Public Health); Small Business
Address: 225 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Constitution Ave. and First St., N.E., Washington, DC, 20510-3306
Phone: (202) 224-3154
Fax: (202) 228-1374
E-mail: senator@edwards.senate.gov
Web site: edwards.senate.gov

Source: Congressional Quarterly (Updated: February 28, 2001). To suggest updates and corrections: politics.feedback@cq.com


Record and Rankings
RECORD AND RANKINGS

Voting studies, participation and interest group rankings are unavailable for newly elected members.

Source: Congressional Quarterly (Updated April 1999) AT A GLANCE
AT A GLANCE

State Legislature | Urban Statistics | Registered Voters | U.S. Congress | Term Limits | Elections | Population | Miscellaneous

State Legislature
General Assembly:
Meets January-July.
House of Representatives: 120 members, 2-year terms
1999 breakdown: 55R, 65D; 97 men, 23 women
Salary: $13,951; $6,708/year expenses
Phone: (919) 733-3451
Senate: 50 members, 2-year terms
1999 breakdown: 15R, 35D; 43 men, 7 women
Salary: $13,951; $6,708/year expenses
Phone: (919) 733-6854

Urban Statistics
Charlotte: Mayor Pat McCrory (R), Population 441,297
Raleigh: Mayor Paul Y. Coble (N-P), Population 243,835
Greensboro: Mayor Keith Holliday (D), Population 195,426
Winston-Salem: Mayor Jack Cavanagh (R), Population 153,541
Durham: Mayor Nicholas Tennyson (R), Population 149,799

Registered Voters
Democrat: 52%
Republican: 34%
Unaffiliated: 14%

U.S. Congress
Senate: 1 D, 1 R
House: 5 D, 7 R

Term Limits
For state offices: No

Elections
1996 Presidential Vote:
Bob Dole 49%, Bill Clinton 44%, Ross Perot
1992 Presidential Vote:
George Bush 43%, Bill Clinton 42%, Ross Perot 14%
1988 Presidential Vote:
George Bush 58%, Michael S. Dukakis 42%

Population
1998 population (est.): 7,322,870
1990 population: 6,628,766
1980 population: 5,881,766
Percent change 1980-90: +13%
Rank among states (1998): 10
White: 75%
Black: 22%
Asian or Pacific islander: 1%
American Indian or Eskimo: 1%
Hispanic origin: 2%
Urban: 50%
Rural: 50%
Born in state: 70%
Foreign-born: 2%
Under age 18: 1,873,403 (25%)
Ages 18-64: 4,624,041 (62%)
65 and older: 927,739 (12%)
Median age: 35

Miscellaneous
Web: www.state.nc.us
Capital: Raleigh
Median household income: $36,129 (1997)
   Rank among states: 23
Total area: 52,672 sq. miles
   Rank among states: 29

Source: Congressional Quarterly (Updated April 1999)


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