Assemblyman Edwards was born in Sleepy Hollow, NY. He is the eighth of ten children born to the same parents who were married for 55 years. If you guessed his is a Catholic family, you are right.
Chris’ family served in the military for generations. His grandfather served in the Army in World War I, his father served in the Navy during World War II and Korea, and two brothers served in the Air Force. Chris served in the Navy since 1987 (active duty and Reserve) and made five deployments including a Presidential Recall in support of Kosovo and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He served as the Chief of Staff for Navy Region SW Asia which led to a multi-year job supporting troops at expeditionary bases in Africa and the Middle East including two years as a Strategic Planner in East Africa.