State Representative Jay Edwards is serving his fourth term as state representative. He represents the 94th Ohio House District, which includes all of Athens, Meigs and Morgan Counties and a southwest portion of Washington County.
Representative Edwards is the Chairman of the House Finance Committee, which is responsible for producing the state’s main operating budget and capital budget. He also serves on the House Rules and Reference Committee.
Representative Edwards was born and raised in Nelsonville and attended Ohio University on a football scholarship receiving his degree in Mathematics. While in college he started investing in local real estate. Through educated decision making, hard work, and conservatism, Rep. Edwards was able to grow that business throughout his college career and also got a real estate license to start representing buyers and sellers in the area. He is a small business owner, a realtor, and a property investor.
Recently, Representative Edwards began working in medical sales, within the drug abuse/treatment market. With an understanding about addiction and health insurance, Representative Edwards knows that this is a critical issue for Ohio’s 94th District.
Representative Edwards resides in Nelsonville and is active within the community.