Anthony Edwards

Key Facts

Party Nonpartisan
Status Challenger

Background

Anthony Edwards attended New Mexico Highlands University with a major in Business Management and played football there [2]. In 1989, he was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent [4]. He returned to Arizona in 1990 where he spent eight years as a player for the team [2]. Edwards continued to work for the Arizona Cardinals until 2021 and became Senior Director of Player Development and Team Chaplain

Edwards is a former member of the Steering Committee for Player Development/Engagement. Since 2004, he has headed the Arizona Cardinals Training Camp and has been the Travel Advance Man. Edwards was formerly a board member of the Casa Grande Union High School District. He is currently an Honorary Member of the Boys and Girls Club and is the Pastor of the Greater Evangelist Temple [2].

Key Issues

Housing

Edwards wants to implement workforce housing for all people in Casa Grande [2]. He looks to implement housing projects such as multifamily housing to account for new businesses entering the town [3].

Transportation

Edwards wants to expand the roads of Casa Grande to account for new demand and maintain the roads to ensure safety [2].

Water

Edwards wants to implement conservation programs in Casa Grande to reduce water consumption [2].

Economy

Edwards wants to encourage the movement of industries to Casa Grande to obtain more high paying jobs [2]. He is currently not in favor of a tax increase [1].

Government

Edwards supports expansion of city services in Casa Grande, and his goals include providing better service to residents. Edwards also wants to show transparency regarding government use of tax funds [2]. Furthermore, he looks to partner with nonprofits to help those in vulnerable situations [1].

Religion

Edwards considers churches essential during local or national emergencies. Furthermore, he supports zoning approved for churches in residential, commercial, and industrial areas and views churches and their actions as valuable to Casa Grande. Edwards also wants to ease zoning regulations on churches [1].

Reproductive Rights

Edwards is pro-life. He believes the city’s funding of women’s clinics should be used on ultrasounds, adoption, and counseling [1].

Endorsements

No endorsements could be found.

Sources

1 Calvary Chapel Casa Grande
2 Edwards for CG
3 Pinal Central
4 Sports Spectrum