|New York Senate District 20|
|2007 - present|
|January 1, 2013|
|Years in position||6|
|Per diem||$171/full day; $61/half day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 7, 2006|
|Next election||November 6, 2012|
On March 28, 2010, Adams announced a billboard campaign focused on getting young men to pull up their pants. Using $2,000 in campaign funds, Adams paid for six billboards around Brooklyn which feature two young men with sagged pants and the phrase, "Raise your pants, raise your image."
When he unveiled the prototype for the billboard, Adams explained, "When you raise your pants you raise your character. When you raise pants your raise your grades. When you raise your pants you raise your self-esteem. Then you raise how you feel about yourself."
Adams has stated that he is not seeking a law against sagged pants, but will be reaching out to school boards to establish a standard dress code.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Adams has been appointed to these committees:
- Consumer Protection
- Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation
- Energy and Telecommunications
- Racing, Gaming and Wagering
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Adams served on these committees:
- Banks Committee, New York State Senate
- Consumer Protection Committee, New York State Senate
- Energy and Telecommunications Committee, New York State Senate
- Finance Committee, New York State Senate
- Judiciary Committee, New York State Senate
- Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee, New York State Senate
- Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee, New York State Senate
- Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, New York State Senate
|New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 20 (2010)|
|Eric Adams (D)||51,598|
|Allan Romaguera (R)||4,352|
On November 4, 2008 Eric Adams won the election for New York State Senate, District 20 with 70,000 votes.
Adams raised $147,539 for his campaign.
|New York State Senate, District 20 (2008)|
|Eric Adams (D)||70,000|
|Stephen A. Christopher (R)||5,000|
Listed below are the largest contributors to Adams's 2010 campaign.
|New York State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Eric Adams's campaign in 2010|
|New York State Thoroughbred Breeders Association||$14,500|
|Arwin 74Th St||$10,000|
|East 77Th Realty Llc||$9,500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$767,358|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Eric Adams' 2008 campaign.
|Leo J. Hindery Jr.||$5,000|
|Franklin Realty Corp.||$5,000|
- Official New York State Senate website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006
- Eric Adams on Facebook
- ↑ CNN, "New York politician hopes to end youths' pants-sagging trend," March 29, 2010
- ↑ WCBS TV, "N.Y. Lawmaker Starts Saggy Pants Billboard Crusade," March 29, 2010
- ↑ New York Times NY state legislative election results
- ↑ 2008 Follow the Money's report on Eric's 2008 campaign contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money "Adams's 2010 Campaign contributions
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