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Paul Adams
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Massachusetts House of Representatives, Seventeenth Essex District
Former Member
In office
2011 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionPolicy Advisor
Office website
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Paul Adams is a former Republican member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Seventeenth Essex District since from 2011 to 2013.

Adams is a policy adviser. He graduated from Suffolk University.

In February 2012, Adams decided to run for election to the State Senate in 2012.[1]

Committee assignments


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



See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2012

Adams announced in February 2012 that he would run for election to the Massachusetts State Senate after he was redistricting out of his state house seat.[1] He faced Alex J. Vispoli in the Republican primary on September 6.

In an exceptionally close primary battle against Vispoli, Adams came out on top by only 92 votes out of more than 3,000 cast. He was defeated by Barry Finegold (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Massachusetts State Senate, Second Essex and Middlesex District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBarry Finegold Incumbent 65.2% 44,394
     Republican Paul Adams 34.8% 23,716
Total Votes 68,110
Massachusetts State Senate, Second Essex and Middlesex District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Adams 50.9% 2,655
Alex Vispoli 49.1% 2,558
Total Votes 5,213


See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2010

Adams won election to the Seventeenth Essex seat in 2010. He defeated Salim Tabit in the September 14 Republican primary. He defeated Patricia Commane (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3]

Massachusetts House of Representatives General Election, Seventeeth Essex District (2010)
Candidates Votes
Patricia Commane (D) 6,674
Green check mark transparent.png Paul Adams (R) 7,928

Campaign donors


In 2010, Adams raised $73,155 in contributions.[4]

His two largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Adams, Paul $50,000
Republican State Cmte $2,823

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Political offices
Preceded by
Barry Finegold
Massachusetts House of Representatives Seventeenth Essex District
Succeeded by
Frank Moran (D)