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J.T. Edwards


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The Honorable J.T. Edwards is a Veteran of US Army Military Intelligence serving for 10 years. He is a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute for government and politics.

After his honorable discharge from military service, Edwards would go on to further serve the US Intelligence Community with stints at the Transportation Security Agency and National Security Agency while pursuing a career in Information Technology. Edwards’ private sector Information Technology career began starting at JP Morgan Chase and other Fortune 500 corporations before joining Automatic IT Corporation in 2008. As a private business owner later, he would be one of the founding owners of Hava Alley as well as have stakes in Intersec Tactical Corporation.

After his honorable discharge from the US Army, Edwards also rejoined politics at the City of Galveston, serving as a Commissioner on Building and Standards. He would later be appointed by Galveston Mayor Lewis Rosen to the Galveston Housing Authority where he currently serves as a commissioner. Edwards was appointed Chairman, Galveston Republican Party for Precinct 306 (Downtown and East End Galveston) in 2012, and currently serves as the State Republican Executive Committeeman for Texas Senate District 11 (Brazoria, Galveston, and SE Harris County), appointed 2014 while winning re-election in 2016.

Edwards was appointed Executive Director of the Galveston Maritime Business Association. Given his vast knowledge of his hometown Galveston Bay, his military intelligence expertise, his Information Technology expertise, and Edwards’ genuine concern and current community involvement, he is the perfect fit to lead the organization in its mission of: “.. promoting public policy in the interests of Galveston Bay businesses and property owners. This includes promoting elected officials, candidates, and issues that espouse our core principles of limited government, capitalism, and private property rights for Southeast Texas citizens.”

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January 31, 2018
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Jay Lehr, Peter Ferrara, Frederick D. Palmer, H. Sterling Burnett, Lennie Jarratt, Bette Grande, Tom Harris, James H. Rust, David S. D’Amato, Kenneth Haapala, David Guldenschuh, Corey DeAngelis , Wayne Allyn Root, J.T. Edwards, E. Calvin Beisner, Jane M. Orient, M.D., David L. Applegate, Howard L. Simons, William Briggs, Timothy Ball, Michelle Smith, Gerard Gianoli, M.D., Ronald D. Rotunda (1945 - 2018), Randal O’Toole, James Wanliss , Yuri Maltsev, Stephen B. Presser, Michael Schaus, Jim Waters, Russ McCullough, Christopher Garbacz
“The Heartland Institute has been advising many in the administration on climate and energy policy, so we were certainly encouraged and excited the president promoted his pro-energy, pro-America vision in his State of the Union Address.” - Tim Huelskamp

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