Born and raised in Western North Carolina, Chuck Edwards has lived, worked, raised a family, and maintained a successful business in our mountains. At the age of 16 he entered the business world, working at McDonald’s in Hendersonville while attending West Henderson High School.

Years later, after a successful career in corporate America, he purchased the very same McDonald's franchise where he began, along with other locations in Henderson, Transylvania, and Haywood counties. He studied business at Blue Ridge Community College.

As a parent and grandparent, he instills the same values of Christianity, hard work, honesty, and integrity that his parents taught him. Those are the values that made him successful as a father, husband, business owner, and community leader. In the following pages, you will learn a lot more about Chuck, his history, his values, and the results of his years of hard work and dedication to the people and communities of Western North Carolina.

A leader in his community, Chuck has served with numerous non-profit boards and clubs. Even while serving in politics, he continues his local community service.

Chuck served 3 terms in the NC Senate where his talents and tireless work ethic were soon recognized. Considered by his colleagues as a workhorse, he served on 17 committees, chairing five of them, as well as serving on  two commissions.

Chuck is completing his first term as US Congressman representing North Carolina's 11th District.  His business acumen and dedication to his constituents were clearly recognized as House Leadership appointed Chuck to three committees as a first-term member, a rare occurrence.  For the first year of his term he served on the Budget Committee, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the House Oversight Committee.  Early in the second year of his first term, Chuck was appointed to the powerful Appropriations Committee, where he currently sits on four subcommittees:

  • Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee
  • Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee
  • Labor, Health and Human Services, Education Subcommittee
  • State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Subcommittee

Congressman Edwards has long maintained a passion for customer service.  That passion has become his mantra for serving the constituents of Western North Carolina as he and his team operate the only Mobile Congressional Office Vehicle in the country.  The Carolina Cruiser allows Chuck and his team to set up office hours monthly in every one of the 15 counties throughout the district where they meet with constituents to hear opinions and take in casework to assist with government agencies and redtape.

Instead of a politician, Chuck considers himself a small businessman- turned public servant. He has developed a well-known reputation of serving his constituents because he agrees to meet personally with anyone living in his district. His office mantra is “First in Constituent Services.”