Senator Scott Statement on Passing of Governor James Edwards

Charleston, SC – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below following news of the death of Governor James Edwards, South Carolina’s first Republican Governor since Reconstruction.
“My thoughts and prayers go out to Anne and Governor Edwards’ entire family. Jim was an early mentor of mine as I entered public service, and I am forever thankful for his advice and encouragement.
From the dedication of Patriot’s Point during his time as Governor to his efforts expanding MUSC while serving as President, Governor Edwards has left an important legacy in our state. No matter if he was serving as a Cabinet member for President Reagan or on a board for President George H.W. Bush, we always knew that Jim’s heart was here at home with the people of South Carolina.”