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Kirk Adams
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Arizona, District 5
Prior offices
Arizona House of Representatives
Bachelor'sUniversity of Phoenix
ProfessionPartner, The Adams Agency
Campaign website
Kirk Adams was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 5th Congressional District of Arizona. He formerly was a Republican member of the Arizona House of Representatives. He represented the 19th District from his appointment in March 2006 until April 28, 2011. He also served as Speaker of the House.

Adams is a Partner with The Adams Agency and a small business owner. He is Chair of the Arizona Leadership Council National Federation of Independent Businesses, and sits on the Board of Directors of the Mesa United Way.[1]

Adams resigned on April 28, 2011. He vacated his seat and position as House Speaker in order to run for the U.S. House of Representatives. In Arizona, candidates must resign from the legislature prior to raising any campaign money for a Congressional race.[2]

Committee assignments


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Adams served on this committee:


Adams's sponsored bills include:

  • HB 2073 - state equalization property tax repeal
  • HB 2630 - school districts; personnel contracts

For a full listed of sponsored bills see the House website.

Campaign themes


Adams's campaign website listed the following issues:[3]

  • Job Creation/Economy
Excerpt: "As a small business owner, I know how jobs are created and how they are destroyed by bad policies and over-regulation. As Speaker of the Arizona House, I focused on protecting small businesses, keeping government off their back so they could grow and bring more wealth and jobs to our community."
  • Government Spending
Excerpt: "As the father of six children, I am acutely aware of the impact wasteful spending and the national debt will have on future generations. As our 14. 5 trillion dollar grows each day, my children are saddled with more and more debt, and they haven’t even begun their working years."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "Our healthcare system must be reformed, but the president’s healthcare bill is not the answer. Obama’s health care law takes control over health decisions away from patients and doctors—where it belongs—and puts it in the hands of federal bureaucrats and Washington politicians."
  • Family & Life
Excerpt: "Strong families are fundamental to a strong society. Government policies that weaken families must be repealed. During my time in public service, I have consistently defended traditional values and fought for policies that encourage strong families."
  • Border Security
Excerpt: "One of the constitutional responsibilities of the federal government is to provide national security, which includes border security. Talk about securing our border is popular during election time, but I have an actual record of accomplishment."



See also: Arizona's 5th Congressional District elections, 2012

Adams ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Arizona's 5th District. He was defeated by Matt Salmon in the Republican primary on August 28, 2012.[4][5]


See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010

Adams won re-election to the 19th District seat in 2010. He and Justin Olson won the August 24 primary election. They then defeated Democrat Kit Filbey in the November 2 general election.[6][7]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 19 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kirk Adams (R) 33,972
Green check mark transparent.png Justin Olson (R) 31,513
Kit Filbey (D) 19,866
Arizona House of Representatives, District 19 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Justin Olson (R) 10,783
Green check mark transparent.png Kirk Adams (R) 10,722
Scott Perkinson (R) 8,646


See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Adams and Rich Crandall were elected to the 19th District Seat in the Arizona House of Representatives, defeating opponent Kathy Romano (D).[8]

Adams raised $75,947 for the campaign, Crandall raised $58,879, and Romano raised $66,780.[9]

Arizona State House, District 19 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Rich Crandall (R) 44,693
Green check mark transparent.png Kirk Adams (R) 41,247
Kathy Romano (D) 28,922

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Adams's reports.[10]

Kirk Adams (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]April 15, 2012$267,252.70$133,313.34$(105,039.78)$295,526.26
July Quarterly[12]July 15, 2012$295,526.26$61,636$(194,863.82)$162,298.44
Pre-Primary[13]August 16, 2012$162,298.44$107,591$(163,804.36)$106,085.08
Running totals


Below are Adams's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[14]

Contributor 2008 total
Home Builders Assoc of Central AZ $900
Sandra L Gibson $690
Bev Hermon $590
Stuart Goodman $590
Salt River Valley Water Users Assoc $500


Adams and his wife, JaNae, have six children.[15]

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Preceded by
Arizona State House District 19
2006–April 28, 2011
Succeeded by