Edward C. Ford, Jr.
Edward Charles Ford, Jr. (born September 22, 1997) is an American Repubican Politician and Ordained Minister who currently serves on the Common Council of the City of Middletown, Connecticut since 2019. Ford was previously a Member of the City's Board of Education from 2017 to 2019. When Ford was first elected to public office back in 2017, after his swearing-in, he became the youngest African-American Republican in the United States to hold public office and after his election to the Common Council, he became the youngest person ever elected to the Council besides being the first African-American Republican to sit on the Council.
Edward Ford, Jr. was born in Augusta, Georgia to Edward C. Ford, Sr. and Sheryl Ford and moved with his family to Middletown, Connecticut when he was young. He attended the Middletown Public School System where he graduated from in 2015. He received a Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology from Central Connecticut State University in 2019. Ford and his Parents are Ordained Christian Ministers and have a Church based in Waterbury, Connecticut called the Bread of Life Evangelical.
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