Bill Adams

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Bill Adams
Board member, Washington Elementary Governing Board, At-large
Elections and appointments
Last election2010
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Campaign website
Bill Adams is an at-large member of the Washington Elementary School District Governing Board in Glendale, Arizona. He was first elected to the board in 2006. He is running for re-election in the November 4, 2014, general election.

Adams was also a 2014 Republican candidate for District 20 of the Arizona House of Representatives. He was defeated in the primary.


Campaign themes


Adams's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[1]


  • Excerpt: "Change the funding formula and make it easier for everyone to understand. Consider alternative funding sources such as a ballot initiative for state trust lands which would provide sustainable funding for education. Honor local control while mandating high standards for ALL students. Eliminate ALL unfunded mandates. Ensure a level playing field amongst the different education models that promotes parents' right to chose the best educational setting for their children."

Jobs & the Economy

  • Excerpt: "In order to grow our economy we must attract new businesses and bring in new jobs. Get government out of the way of business and let them do what they do best, sell product/services and create new jobs! Make it easier for businesses do to business with our state. We have a number of fine organizations such as the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Arizona Commerce Authority, Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), the Western Maricopa Coalition (Westmarc), the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and many more. We need to work together and help these organizations attract new businesses, stimulate the market and bring in those much needed jobs to grow our economy!"

The Budget

  • Excerpt: "Accountability and sustainability are keys when considering spending priorities. We must have the intelligence and strength to tap into reserves when needed and the climate is right and the courage to say no when the money isn’t there."



See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arizona House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place August 26, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 28, 2014. Amy Schwabenlender was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Paul Boyer and Anthony Kern defeated incumbent Carl Seel, Bill Adams and Thurane Aung Khin in the Republican primary. Schwabenlender, Boyer and Kern will face off in the general election. Aaron Flannery (R) withdrew before the primary.[2][3][4]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 20 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Boyer Incumbent 32.7% 9,436
Green check mark transparent.pngAnthony Kern 23.1% 6,674
Carl Seel Incumbent 16.7% 4,817
Bill Adams 15.5% 4,480
Thurane Aung Khin 12% 3,469
Total Votes 28,876


See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010

Adams faced Kimberly Yee, incumbent Doug Quelland, and incumbent Jim Weiers in the August 24 primary. The two who receive the most votes faced Democrats Aaron Jahneke and Jackie Thrasher in the general election.[5]

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