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Why I’m Running...

I’m Ed Tarver, a veteran, former state senator, former U.S. Attorney, a devoted husband to my wife Carol and the proud father of Edward, Elizabeth, Riley, and Ryan. My love for this state and for all Georgians inspired a career in law and public service. My experience in every branch of government makes me uniquely prepared to represent you in the United States Senate. As your next U.S. Senator, I am committed to fighting for the rights and needs of Georgians in every corner of our state, from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Flint River to River Street.


I’m asking you to join the fight and to vote for me on November 3rd. Together, we can transform this state and our great nation.


A TRUSTED LEADER

Ed Tarver is an experienced, committed and trusted leader with an exemplary record of public service. Ed actively served the local and state community before elective and appointive office. He was Chairman of Easter Seals of East Georgia, Chairman of the Augusta Technical College Board of Directors, the first African American President and Chairman of the Board of the Leadership Georgia Foundation, an affiliate of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. He also served as Chairman of the Metro Augusta Chamber of Commerce.


In 2009, he was appointed by President Barack Obama, becoming the first African American U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. Ed served Georgians as a state legislator for three terms, championing bipartisan policies supporting veterans, consumers, and individuals with disabilities. He is a former U.S. Army Field Artillery Officer and an experienced attorney with unparalleled expertise in government relations, civil rights, and compliance. He is a graduate of Augusta University and the University of Georgia School of Law. A father of four, Ed resides in Augusta with his wife, Carol, a pediatrician.


Proven Leadership

TIMELINE

1989

Ed serves in the U.S. Army for seven years, earning the rank of Captain before being honorably discharged

1991

Ed graduates from the University of Georgia School of Law and becomes the first African American judicial law clerk in the Augusta Division of the Federal District Court  

2005

Ed is elected to the Georgia State Senate. He represented District 22 for three terms before resigning the seat following a nomination from President Barack Obama to serve as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia

2009

Ed’s historic nomination is confirmed by the U.S. Senate and he becomes the first African American to serve as chief prosecutor in the jurisdiction’s 230-year history

2020

Ed announces his run for U.S. Senate

1997

After demonstrating unparalleled expertise in general litigation and public finance, Ed is named partner at Hull Barrett, Augusta's oldest and largest law firm

Serving One Georgia

Ed served three terms in the Georgia State Senate and is an adept and accomplished legislator with unparalleled expertise in creating and implementing policy and building bipartisan coalitions. As a state senator, he sponsored or co-sponsored 123 pieces of legislation. As a U.S. Senator, he'll work to expand and increase health care, preserve agriculture and natural resources, strengthen Georgia families, and enhance educational outcomes for Georgia's children.

HEALTHCARE

CRIMINAL 

JUSTICE

EDUCATION

EXPANDING ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE  

  • Expand Children's Health Insurance Program 
  • Enhance coverage for Georgians with preexisting conditions
  • Protect women’s health choices from government intrusion
  • Support legislation to improve maternal health outcomes and mitigate racial disparities
  • Increase coverage for uninsured and underinsured Georgians

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

IMPROVING GEORGIA’S RESPONSE TO CLIMATE CHANGE 

  • Preserve Georgia’s agriculture and natural resources
  • Champion the Green New Deal

ENHANCING EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES

  • Increase Title I, Title II, and IDEA funding
  • Support expanded resources for schools in rural communities
  • Fund Safe Schools
  • Expand on-site mental health resources for students

OVERHAULING OUR CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

  • Hold certified police officers and law enforcement agencies judicially accountable for incidents of excessive force and police misconduct
  • End racial and religious profiling by federal, state, and local law enforcement
  • Reverse the devastating effects of mass incarceration

VOTING 

RIGHTS

PROTECTING OUR DEMOCRACY  

  • Support the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act
  • Safeguard elections from cyber attacks
  • Restore voting rights for formerly incarcerated individuals

ECONOMY

CREATING AN ECONOMY THAT WORKS FOR EVERYONE

  • Boost our nation's infrastructure
  • Eliminate the gender wage gap 
  • Stimulate small businesses

COMMUNITY IMPACT

Ed is a dedicated community servant and a recipient of the Augusta NAACP President’s Award, Alvin W. Vogtle Volunteer of the Year Award and Leadership Augusta Community Service Award. His former leadership roles include:

Chairman, Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce

President and Chairman of Board of Trustees, Leadership Georgia Foundation

Chairman, Leadership Augusta Board

President, Academy of Richmond County Boosters Club

Chairman, St. Johns’ Towers Advisory Board

President, Augusta Technical College Board of Directors

Chairman, Ike and Justine Washington College Scholarship Foundation

President, East Georgia Easter Seals Society

Chairman, Coastal Georgia Combined Federal Campaign

Member, Board of Trustees, Episcopal Day School Augusta

Member, Richmond County Hospital Authority Board of Directors

Member, CSRA Regional Commission Board of Directors

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Democrat Ed Tarver is one of nearly 20 candidates hoping to fill the unexpired term of U. S. Senator Johnny Isakson. And as the November 3rd jungle primary of Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, and Independents quickly approaches, Tarver hopes his experience and integrity will carry him into what is sure to be a runoff between the top two candidates...

"Ed Tarver Touts Experience" 

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The race to fill Georgia’s U.S. Senate seat brings a crowded list of nearly two dozen people from both major parties, including incumbent Kelly Loeffler, a Republican. NewsChannel 6 caught up with Ed Tarver to discuss why he wants to be elected...

Ed Tarver eyes Georgia’s U.S. Senate seat with goals for healthcare, economy and criminal justice reform

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Protect and Defend Georgians

As a U.S. Army Field Artillery Officer, Ed fearlessly and faithfully served Americans.

Will be accountable to Georgians

As an Obama appointee and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. Ed prosecuted sex traffickers, combatted public corruption, and returned more than $27 million to Georgians who were victims of a prescription drug scheme.

Identifies with all Georgians

Ed's office provided people who were formerly incarcerated with meaningful opportunities to to reintegrate into society.

Will operate in the best interest of Georgians

As a state senator, Ed championed bipartisan, policies supporting veterans, consumers, and individuals with disabilities. 

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Ed's Priorities Serving One Georgia

  • Expanding Access To Healthcare
  • Improving Georgia's Response To Climate Change
  • Enhancing Education Outcomes
  • Restoring The Middle Class

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