Sounds like one of the few Democrats wanting to also represent white people.
Edwards is what I would call a Truman or JFK Democrat. Quite frankly, the kind of democrat than many of my family members use to support, as did many other traditional ethnic Catholic voters, but became the so called Reagan Democrats back in the 1980’s (which applies to me).
Not far Leftist in spirit of Senator Warren or Sanders, or former President Obama or any democrat politician from California or Oregon, etc. He is a West Point Grad and his Father was the Sherriff of a LA parish for a long time. His younger brother is now the Sherriff of that same parish and his other brother I believe is a City Police Chief of a town in that same parish.
He comes from a Law enforcement background and military background. From what I can tell, he is well respected by most people in LA from all backgrounds because he is not a partisan hack, fair minded guy.