“Today I declared my candidacy as a Democrat for Pennsylvania’s 15th Congressional District,” Edwards wrote in a Facebook post.
“I am running because we need a bold new vision for this country; where we can reach our full potential as human beings; where our children have a brighter future; where families have greater opportunities; where we have good jobs that last; and where doing what is right comes before power and profits.”
Edwards has been a minister in Allentown since he graduated from Drew University in 2002, founding Resurrected Life Community Church.
Edwards joins Bill Leiner as the Democrats officially in the race. Former Democratic Party Chair T.J. Rooney, Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli, Bethlehem City Councilman Willie Reynolds, and former state House member Jennifer Mann are rumored to be considering bids for the seat.