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Press Release: Local Democrats announce State Sen. John S. Edwards will be the Keynote Speaker at benefit to “Paint the Valley Blue Again!”

For immediate release: Staunton, VA 09/19/17
Contact: Frank Nolan | 540-294-0310  

State Senator John S. Edwards (VA- Roanoke) will be the Keynote Speaker for the first-ever Joint Social and Silent Auction Fall Benefit on Sunday, October 1, 2017, at Fairfax Hall in Waynesboro, VA from 5:00 to 7:30 pm. The Democratic Committees of Staunton, Augusta County, and Waynesboro are sponsoring the event.

A significant portion of the proceeds from this benefit will be donated to the campaigns of Democrats Michele Edwards (20th District) and Angela Lynn (25th District) for their respective runs for seats in the House of Delegates in Richmond. Michele Edwards and Angela Lynn will appear at the gathering.

Senator Edwards was appointed the United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia (1980-1981) by President Carter and currently serves in Virginia’s Senate, having been first elected in 1995. He previously served on Roanoke City Council (1993-95) and as Vice Mayor of Roanoke (1994-95).

Senator Edwards is also an adjunct professor at the University of Virginia Law School where he teaches trial advocacy.

During the event, attendees can participate in a social hour as they bid on the silent and live auctions to benefit the Democratic candidates.

Cost is $30 per admission.
In addition, interested folks can help the fundraiser by becoming sponsors:

• Blue Mountain - $500 = 6 event admissions
• Blue Sky - $250 = 4 event admissions
• Blue Valley - $100 = 2 event admissions


Article in the Augusta Free Press

Committee to Elect Michele Edwards
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