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Steve Adams
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Riverside City Council, Ward 7
In office
Term ends
Years in position 11
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2004
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Riverside
Place of birthAmarillo, Texas
ProfessionLaw Enforcement (retired)
Office website
Campaign website
Steve Adams is a member of the Riverside, California City Council, representing Ward 7.[1]

In 2014, Adams was a Republican candidate for California's 41st Congressional District.[2] He lost to incumbent Mark Takano (D).


Adams attended Riverside Community College and the University of California, Riverside. He served in the Corona Police Department from 1971 to 1972. Adams then transferred to the Riverside Police Department, where he served until 1985.[3]


Campaign themes


Adams' campaign website listed the following issues:[4]

  • Jobs and the Economy: "The number one issue facing our region and this nation is retaining existing jobs and fostering a business climate that allows for the creation of new jobs."
  • Education: "The Riverside Unified School District has one of the highest dropout rates in the nation. I support the expansion of school choice programs, local control, reducing the size of bloated administrative bureaucracies, and creative solutions such as teacher incentives for producing highly achieving students."
  • Transportation: "This region is negatively impacted due to the volume of goods that pass through on our roads and rails with no local economic benefits. Transportation infrastructure is aging nationwide, and is in a serious state of disrepair. Our nation’s strength, competitiveness and standing as the World’s lone super power depend on our ability to move equipment, goods and people rapidly, economically and efficiently."
  • Crime/Public Safety/National Security: "Having served as a police officer for many years, I can speak with first-hand experience about crime reduction. The Riverside area has a disproportionately high crime rate. The high drop out rate leads to increased crime, which negatively impacts the business community and suppresses job creation."
  • Smaller Government/Transparency/Accountability: "The size of our bloated, overly bureaucratic governments at all levels is completely out of control! We have to refocus government functions to simplify them in order to produce tangible results to identified problems, while maximizing cost effectiveness."


—Steve Adams' campaign website,



See also: California's 41st Congressional District elections, 2014

Adams ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 41st District. He and incumbent Mark Takano (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 3, 2014, defeating Veronica Franco (D) and Yvonne Terrell Girard (R). Adams was then defeated in the general election on November 4, 2014.[6][7]

U.S. House, California District 41 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark Takano Incumbent 56.6% 46,948
     Republican Steve Adams 43.4% 35,936
Total Votes 82,884
Source: California Secretary of State
U.S. House, California District 41 Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark Takano Incumbent 44.7% 19,648
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Adams 37% 16,264
     Democratic Veronica Franco 10.2% 4,509
     Republican Yvonne Girard 8.1% 3,581
Total Votes 44,002
Source: California Secretary of State

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Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Adams's reports.


Adams is married and has one child.[3]

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