John Adams (Ohio)

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John Adams
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Ohio House of Representatives District 85
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2013
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$60,583.70/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Personal
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
John Adams is a Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing District 85. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. Adams currently serves as Assistant Majority Floor. He previously held the position of Majority Whip.

Adams cannot run for re-election to the House in 2014 because of term-limits.

Biography

Adams earned his diploma from Celina Senior High School. He later attended Mesa Community College and Edison State Community College. His professional experience includes being the owner and operator of Francis Furniture Store. He served in the United States Navy as a Navy SEAL.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Adams served on the following committees:

Ohio Committee Assignments, 2013
Insurance
Policy and Legislative Oversight
Public Utilities
Rules and Reference

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Adams served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Adams served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2012

Adams won re-election in the 2012 election for Ohio House District 85. Adams defeated Dave Easton in the March 6 Republican primary election and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 85, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Adams Incumbent 100% 37,336
Total Votes 37,336
Ohio State House of Representatives, District 85 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Adams Incumbent 72.1% 10,007
Dave Easton 27.9% 3,878
Total Votes 13,885

2010

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2010

Adams won re-election to District 78 of the Ohio House of Representatives.[5] His opponent was Anthony Ehresmann (D). The election took place on November 2, 2010.[6][7]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 78
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John Adams (R) 31,358 74.27%
Anthony Ehresmann (D) 10,864 25.73%

2008

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Adams won re-election to the Ohio House of Representatives.[8][9][10] He ran unopposed.

Ohio House of Representatives, District 78
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Adams (R) 44,838

2006

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Adams won election to the Ohio House of Representatives.[11] His opponent was Adam Ward (D).

Ohio House of Representatives, District 78
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Adams (R) 22,352
Adam Ward (D) 20,329

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Adams is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Adams raised a total of $888,734 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 5, 2013.[12]

John Adams's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Ohio State House, District 85 Won $254,997
2010 Ohio State House, District 78 Won $232,449
2008 Ohio State House, District 78 Won $79,818
2006 Ohio State House, District 78 Won $177,912
2002 Ohio State House, District 78 Defeated $116,683
2000 Ohio State House, District 85 Defeated $26,875
Grand Total Raised $888,734

2012

Adams won re-election to the Ohio State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Adams raised a total of $254,997.
Ohio State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Adams's campaign in 2012
Ragan, Ginni D.$21,543
Lager, William L.$20,000
Brennan, David L.$10,000
Wholesale Beer & Wine Association of Ohio$9,500
Time Warner Cable$7,000
Total Raised in 2012$254,997
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Adams won re-election to the Ohio State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Adams raised a total of $232,449.

2008

Adams won re-election to the Ohio State House in 2008. During that election cycle, Adams raised a total of $79,818.

2006

Adams won election to the Ohio State House in 2006. During that election cycle, Adams raised a total of $177,912.

2002

Adams was not up for election to the Ohio State House in 2002. During that election cycle, Adams raised a total of $116,683.

2000

Adams was not up for election to the Ohio State House in 2000. During that election cycle, Adams raised a total of $26,875.

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 130th Ohio General Assembly was in session from January 7 to December 31. In 2014, the 130th Ohio General Assembly will be in session from January 7 through December 31.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 129th Ohio General Assembly was in session from January 3 through December 31.[13] In 2012, the 129th Ohio General Assembly was in session from January 3 through December 31.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on women’s issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on middle class.
  • Innovation Ohio: 129th General Assembly - Votes on legislation supported by Governor Kasich
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bill's introduced at Governor Kasich’s urging or that had his vocal support.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Senators are scored based on how they voted on issues of priority to members of the Ohio Federation of Teachers.
  • Representatives are scored based on how they voted on issues of priority to members of the Ohio Federation of Teachers.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills impacting Ohio's business community.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

John Adams (Ohio) endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [14]

Personal

Adams and his wife, Tara, have seven children. They currently reside in Sidney, Ohio.[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Rep. John Adams," accessed June 12, 2014
  2. Ohio Chamber of Commerce, "2012 General Assembly Primary Candidates," January 17, 2012
  3. Ohio Secretary of State, "2012 Republican Primary Results," accessed June 12, 2014
  4. Ohio Secretary of State, "Ohio official results for 2012 General Election," accessed June 10, 2014
  5. Ohio Secretary of State, "State Representative: Results for general election on November 2, 2010," accessed June 11, 2014
  6. Ohio Secretary of State, "Democratic State Representative: Results for Primary: May 4, 2010," accessed June 11, 2014
  7. Ohio Secretary of State, "Republican State Representative: Results for Primary: May 4, 2010," accessed June 11, 2014
  8. Ohio Secretary of State, "Republican State Representative: Results for Primary: March 4, 2008," accessed June 11, 2014
  9. Ohio Secretary of State, "Democratic State Representative: Results for Primary: March 4, 2008," accessed June 11, 2014
  10. Ohio Secretary of State, "State Representative: Results for general election on November 4, 2008," accessed June 11, 2014
  11. Ohio Secretary of State, "State Representative: Results for general election on November 7, 2006," accessed June 11, 2014
  12. followthemoney.org, "Adams, John," accessed June 5, 2013
  13. National Conference of State Legislatures, "2011 Legislative Sessions Calendar," accessed June 6, 2014(Archived)
  14. The American Presidency Project, "Newt 2012 Announces Leadership Team for Ohio," February 29, 2012
Political offices
Preceded by
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Ohio House of Representatives - District 85
2013–present
Succeeded by
N/A
Preceded by
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Ohio House of Representatives - District 78
2007–2013
Succeeded by
Ron Hood (R)