Jeffrey Bradham, Chairman
108 N. Main St. P.O. Box 84
West Salem, IL 62476
SB35 (formerly SB600). Chairman Bradham’s position on Senate Bill 35 is unknown.
Precinct Committeemen. Edwards County has 12 precincts. In 2010, only 5 precincts had a candidate for Republican Precinct Committeeman. No Republican ran in 7 precincts.
2008 Presidential Race. In the 2008 Presidential election, the county supported Republican John McCain 64-34% over Democrat Barack Obama.
2004 Presidential Race. In the 2004 Presidential election, the county supported Republican George W. Bush 72-28% over Democrat John Kerry.
About Edwards County. When Edwards County was formed in 1814, it comprised nearly half of the State of Illinois. New counties were formed from it until, in 1824, it assumed its present form from the creation of Wabash County. Its county seat is Albion, Illinois.
Edwards County was named for Ninian Edwards, Governor of the Illinois Territory and the third Governor of the State of Illinois. Edwards served as Territorial Governor from May 27, 1809 to October 6, 1818 and Governor of the State of Illinois from December 6, 1826 to December 6, 1830.
Unlike most of the counties in Illinois, Edwards County is subdivided into “Road Districts”, as opposed to “Townships.” Most of Illinois was surveyed according to the Land Ordinance of 1785, which required the establishment of townships that are six miles square. Most of the counties in the State are made up of such townships. Edwards County, on the other hand, consists of Road Districts that do not generally correspond with the surveyed townships. This is a reflection of the fact that Edwards County was settled prior to the survey that established the townships. Learn More