Edmund H. Driggs, district 7 representative
Edmund H. Driggs, a republican, was elected in 2013 and is serving his second term on City Council.
During his career at major financial institutions, Driggs specialized in arranging financings and securities offerings for corporate clients and advising them on strategic transactions. After retiring in 2001, he moved to South Charlotte with his wife Caroline and their two children, who are both CMS graduates.
Since moving to Charlotte, Driggs's community service has included service on the boards of WTVI and Communities in Schools as well as on the President's Council at Central Piedmont Community College. His volunteer activities have including tutoring students at EE Waddell High School, assisting at the Classroom Central distribution center, and giving classes in economics and personal finance at CMS schools and CPCC. He joined the Charlotte Rotary Club in 2004 and has been recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow for his donations to the Rotary International Foundation.
Driggs holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Princeton University and pursued graduate studies in mathematical economics at the Free University of Berlin and Oxford University. He served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army, retiring from the reserves in 1987.