Candidate for Virginia House of Delegates, District 99
Francis Edwards – a resident of Weems in Lancaster County – is a newcomer to politics. Francis and his wife of 23 years, Donna, have four adult sons and three grandsons. Donna is a native of neighboring Gloucester County, where she grew up in the house her grandfather built over 100 years ago. Francis grew up in England, has a Masters in Engineering from Cambridge University, and a post-graduate degree in Business Administration.
Francis had a successful career as an international business executive. As CEO of QVC, Germany he worked with state cable and media regulators and built a successful business from the ground up, creating 2,400 jobs.
In the last 10 years Francis provided resources and free consulting to over 20 small businesses.
Francis is passionate about education, the environment, job creation, and human rights.
Francis was an executive committee board member of WMHT public TV/radio and the UNM Anderson Business School Foundation. He was also the keynote speaker at Japan’s national cable convention in Tokyo and the city of Düsseldorf convention in Chicago. He was awarded the keys to the city of Hückelhoven for the creation of jobs.
After turning 60, Francis became a runner and has since raced in 4 marathons, several half marathons, and shorter races, including the Irvington Turkey Trot.
Locally, Francis and Donna are active supporters of the Animal Welfare League, helped raise funds for the Free Health Clinic and the new YMCA buildings, and are lifetime members of the Lancaster Community Library.
Want to learn more? Francis is available to speak to your group, anywhere, anytime, any size group. Contact him:
Tel: 804 436-6036