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Desmund Adams

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Desmund Adams
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Candidate for
Iowa State Senate District 22
Bachelor'sDrake University
J.D.Drake University
Campaign website
Desmund Adams was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 22 of the Iowa State Senate.

Adams attended the Drake University Law School, earning a Doctor of Jurisprudence. He earned his Bachelor's of Science in Education from Drake University.[1]

Adams is a potential candidate for Iowa's 3rd Congressional District in 2016.[2]


Campaign themes

Adams' website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

  • "I believe that our government system should be open and transparent. As a citizen you should expect government to be trustworthy, accountable and disciplined."
  • "I believe your quest for economic security based on having a job that pays a fair wage for fair work should be available for everybody."
  • "I believe that every American should have access to affordable health care, including a woman’s right to reproductive health."
  • "I believe with all my fiber that our nation, states and cities must insure equal rights in every area involving race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation and we maintain those rights by continuing our long tradition of separation between Church and State."



See also: Iowa's 3rd Congressional District election, 2016

Adams is a potential candidate for Iowa's 3rd Congressional District in 2016.[2]


See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2012

Adams ran in the 2012 election for Iowa State Senate District 22. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012, and was to face District 30 incumbent Pat Ward (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4] However, Ward died of cancer on October 15 and a special election was called for December 11.

Ward and Adams remained on the November 6 ballot and counts were tabulated but not canvassed. Republican Party officials held a special nominating convention to name a replacement candidate for Ward, choosing Charles Schneider. Schneider defeated Adams in the December 11 special election.[5][6][7]

Iowa State Senate, District 22, Special Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Schneider 56.5% 5,378
     Democratic Desmund Adams 43.4% 4,136
     Write-In Various 0.1% 8
Total Votes 9,522


Adams and his wife Shondalette have two children.[1]

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