Jay Edwards was born and raised right here in Southeast Ohio. He shares our faith, our values and our commitment to community – and to one another. Jay is a graduate of Nelsonville-York High School, excelling in the classroom and in sports. He earned a scholarship to Ohio University, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics. Today, Jay lives in Nelsonville and works as a Realtor. He is a member of the Farm Bureau, Athens Area Chamber of Commerce, Nelsonville Chamber of Commerce, Nelsonville Rotary, Belpre Chamber of Commerce, Meigs County Chamber of Commerce, Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce and the National Rifle Association. Jay Edwards is not a career politician. He is also an appointed member of the Athens County Transportation Improvement District and the Meigs County Transportation Improvement District.
He’s one of us.
We can trust Jay Edwards to stand up for us as our state representative. Our region has a proud heritage, proud people, and a work ethic second to none. But for too long, Southeast Ohio has been left behind. Today, too many people are forced to drive long distances or leave Southeast Ohio altogether just to earn a decent paycheck. Our local schools need fair funding and more local control so teachers can teach and students can learn. And we need more funding for job training, including our vocational schools and the skilled trades. We need strong, new leaders like Jay Edwards to give our region the voice it deserves and to get the job done.