"Albert "Al" Edwards" is a former member of the Texas Legislature representing District 146. As a senior member of the State Legislature, Al Edwards served on three of the most influential Committees. He was the Chairman of the Rules and Resolutions Committee, Chairman of Budget and Oversight of the Ways and Means Committee and a member of the Appropriations Committee.

Al Edwards is a native Houstonian. He is the sixth child out of the sixteen children born into the union of Reverend E. L. Edwards, Sr. and Josephine Radford Edwards.

• He is a graduate of Phyllis Wheatley High School .

• He received a Bachelor's degree from Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas in 1966, a Certificate in Corrective Therapy at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, and a realtor and mortgage broker.

• He was involved in the Civil Rights Movement where he participated in peaceful marches and demonstrations throughout the United States of America with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Reverend Jesse Jackson, Mr. Carl Stocks, Reverend William (Bill) Lawson, and others.

• He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.

• He is a thirteen term elected member of the Texas House of Representative and has been serving in that capacity since 1978.

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