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900 Court St, NE S-405
Salem, OR, 97301
Chris Edwards, the only member of the Oregon Senate under the age of 40, is a sixth-generation Oregonian born in Roseburg. He spent his early years in Bandon and later his family moved to Eugene where he attended middle school and high school.
Chris earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and served as the fees chair for the OSU Student Government. After graduation from Oregon State, Chris returned to Eugene to learn the ins and outs of the family’s forest products business. He was the General Manager of the company for the last three years of his work there.
In 2006, Chris was elected to serve in the Oregon House of Representatives. Chris served in the Oregon House for three years, before being unanimously appointed by the Lane County Commission to serve in the Oregon Senate. After his appointment, Chris sought and won election to serve the 126,000+ constituents of Senate District 7.
In addition to his service in the Oregon Senate, Chris is the founding partner of an international export representation and consulting business, helping US companies develop sales and distribution channels in Asia.