Les R. Adams
|Virginia House of Delegates, District 16|
|January 8, 2014|
|January 13, 2016|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 5, 2013|
|Next general||November 3, 2015|
|J.D.||University of Richmond|
Adams received his bachelor's degree from Liberty University. He later received his J.D. from the University of Richmond School of Law. Adams has been an adjunct professor and prosecutor. He is currently a partner at Adams, Elmore and Fisk, PLC.
At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Adams served on the following committees:
|Virginia Committee Assignments, 2014|
|• Courts of Justice|
|• Science and Technology|
Adams's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Our Values
Excerpt: "The citizens of the 16th House District will always know that I stand firm on my commitment to protect life and defend the 2nd Amendment. My commitment to our Constitution and founding principles will not waver."
Excerpt: "Simply put, the more money that politicians take out of your pocket, the less freedom that you have. Make no mistake, government must levy taxes to provide for core government functions, but the role of government should be to maximize our personal freedom, while also having the means to protect that freedom."
Excerpt: "I believe that it is the duty of every public official to be prudent and wise with every dollar that comes from the pocket of a hard-working taxpayer. In a time where government budgets have ballooned, I’ll work to reduce government spending, while also ensuring that state government spends your dollars more efficiently."
- Jobs and the Economy
Excerpt: "I believe that government doesn’t create jobs; hard-working Americans create jobs. As your state Delegate, I’ll fight to make it easier for local businesses to grow, and I’ll actively recruit new employers to our area."
Excerpt: "As your Delegate, I’ll push to give parents and localities more control over our children’s education. Ensuring that each child has access to a high-quality education is instrumental to our future."
Adams won election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 16. Adams defeated Kenneth L. Bowman in the June 11 Republican primary. He defeated Elizabeth Jones (D) in the general election on November 5, 2013.
|Virginia House of Delegates, District 16 General Election, 2013|
|Republican||Les R. Adams||63.1%||13,292|
|Virginia House of Delegates District 16 Republican Primary, 2013|
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- Virginia Chamber of Commerce: 2014 Legislative Report Card
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- Northern Virginia Chamber Partners: 2014 Scorecard
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- Virginia Manufactures Association: 2014 Legislative Wrap Up
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- Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
In 2013, Adams was endorsed by the following:
- David Grimes
- Tim Barber
- Jerry Hagerman
- Coy Harville
- James Snead
Adams and his wife, Melanie, have one child. They currently reside in Chatham, Virginia.
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Donald Merricks (R)
|Virginia House of Delegates District 16
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