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|Position = Virginia House of Delegates, District 16
 
|Position = Virginia House of Delegates, District 16
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|Tenure = [[Swearing-in dates of state legislators elected on November 5, 2013|January 8, 2014]]
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|First elected = [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|November 5, 2013]]
 
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|Office website = http://virginiageneralassembly.gov/house/members/members.php?id=H0252
 
|Campaign website = http://lesadams.org/
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Les Adams''' {{2013is}} a [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013]] [[Republican]] candidate for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013#District 16|District 16]] of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]].<ref>[http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/Files/Cast%20Your%20Ballot/Candidate%20List/2013StatewideandHODJunePrimaries.pdf Virginia State Board of Elections, "2013 Primary Candidates", Accessed April 8, 2013]</ref>
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}}{{tnr}}'''Leslie R. Adams''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing [[Virginia House of Delegates District 16|District 16]]. He was first elected to the chamber in 2013.
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
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.'''
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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.
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==Committee assignments==
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===2014-2015===
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At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Adams served on the following committees:
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|Committee1 =Courts of Justice
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|Committee2 = Science and Technology
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
===Campaign Themes===
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===Campaign themes===
 
====2013====
 
====2013====
Adams's campaign website listed the following issues:<ref>[http://lesadams.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8&Itemid=144 ''Friends of Les Adams,'' "Issues," Accessed May 9, 2013]</ref>
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Adams's campaign website listed the following issues:<ref>[http://lesadams.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8&Itemid=144 ''Friends of Les Adams,'' "Issues," accessed May 9, 2013]</ref>
 
*'''Our Values
 
*'''Our Values
"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."  
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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."  
  
 
*'''Taxes
 
*'''Taxes
"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."  
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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."  
  
 
*'''Spending
 
*'''Spending
"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."  
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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
 
*'''Jobs and the Economy
"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."  
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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."  
  
 
*'''Education
 
*'''Education
"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."
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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."
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013]]''
  
Adams {{2013isrunning}} in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|Virginia House of Delegates]] District 16. Adams defeated [[Kenneth L. Bowman]] in the June 11 Republican primary. The general election takes place on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://electionresults.virginia.gov/resultsSW.aspx?type=HOD&map=CTY ''Virginia Board of Elections,'' "Unofficial Primary Results," Accessed June 13, 2013]</ref>
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Adams won election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|Virginia House of Delegates]] District 16. Adams defeated [[Kenneth L. Bowman]] in the June 11 Republican primary. He defeated [[Elizabeth Jones, Virginia Representative|Elizabeth Jones]] (D) in the general election on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://electionresults.virginia.gov/resultsSW.aspx?type=HOD&map=CTY ''Virginia Board of Elections,'' "Unofficial Primary Results," accessed June 13, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://electionresults.virginia.gov/resultsSW.aspx?type=HOD&map=CTY  ''Virginia Board of Elections,'' “Official Results - 2013 General Election," accessed December 2, 2013]</ref>
  
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{{Election box 2013
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|Chamber= Virginia House of Delegates, District 16 General Election
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|party1= Republican
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|party2= Democratic
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|party3= Other
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|winner1 = Les R. Adams
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|votes1 = 13292
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|candidate2 = Elizabeth Jones
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|candidate3= Write-in
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|votes2 = 7740
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|votes3= 38
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}}
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{{Primary election box 2013
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|Chamber= Virginia House of Delegates District 16
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|party= Republican
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|winner1 = Les Adams
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|candidate2 = Kenneth Bowman
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|votes1 = 2416
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|votes2 = 580
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}}
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==Scorecards==
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{{Virginia legislature scorecards|Begin=2014|End=2020}}
 
==Endorsements==
 
==Endorsements==
 
===2013===
 
===2013===
In 2013, Adams was endorsed by the following:<ref>[http://lesadams.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=26&Itemid=151 ''Friends of Les Adams,'' "Endorsements," Accessed May 31, 2013]</ref>
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In 2013, Adams was endorsed by the following:<ref>[http://lesadams.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=26&Itemid=151 ''Friends of Les Adams,'' "Endorsements," accessed May 31, 2013]</ref>
 
* David Grimes
 
* David Grimes
 
* Tim Barber
 
* Tim Barber
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==See also==
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*[[Virginia State Legislature]]
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*[[Virginia House of Delegates]]
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*[[Virginia House of Delegates#Standing committees|Virginia House of Delegates Committees]]
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*[[Virginia state legislative districts]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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* [http://virginiageneralassembly.gov/house/members/members.php?id=H0252 Del. Adams' website]
 
* [http://lesadams.org/ Campaign website]
 
* [http://lesadams.org/ Campaign website]
* [http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/144507/les-adams#.UYxNl0oRl2o Project Vote Smart page]
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* [http://openstates.org/va/legislators/VAL000178/les-r-adams/ Profile from Open States]
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* [http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/144507/les-adams#.UYxNl0oRl2o ''Project Vote Smart'' page]
 
* [https://www.facebook.com/LesAdamsVA Facebook page]
 
* [https://www.facebook.com/LesAdamsVA Facebook page]
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* [http://www.vpap.org/candidates/profile/home/223098 ''Virginia Public Access Project'' profile]
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* [https://twitter.com/LesAdamsVA Campaign Twitter feed]
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* [http://vote-va.org/intro.aspx?state=va&id=vaadamslesr ''Vote-VA'' profile]
  
 
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Les Adams
Les Adams.jpg
Virginia House of Delegates, District 16
Incumbent
In office
January 8, 2014
Term ends
January 13, 2016
Years in position 0
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$170/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sLiberty University
J.D.University of Richmond
Personal
ProfessionLawyer
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Leslie R. Adams is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 16. He was first elected to the chamber in 2013.

Biography

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.

Committee assignments

2014-2015

At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Adams served on the following committees:

Virginia Committee Assignments, 2014
Courts of Justice
Science and Technology

Issues

Campaign themes

2013

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

  • 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."

  • Taxes

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."

  • Spending

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."

  • Education

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."

Elections

2013

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

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.[2][3]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 16 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLes R. Adams 63.1% 13,292
     Democratic Elizabeth Jones 36.7% 7,740
     Other Write-in 0.2% 38
Total Votes 21,070

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2014-2015

In 2014, the Virginia General Assembly was in session from January 8 through March 10. In 2015, the Virginia General Assembly will be in session from January 14 to February 28, 2015.

  • Legislators are scored based on their support of pro-business issues during the 2014 legislative session.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on business and quality of life issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that VMA introduced or was part of an coalition that introduced it.

Endorsements

2013

In 2013, Adams was endorsed by the following:[4]

  • David Grimes
  • Tim Barber
  • Jerry Hagerman
  • Coy Harville
  • James Snead

Personal

Adams and his wife, Melanie, have one child. They currently reside in Chatham, Virginia.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Donald Merricks (R)
Virginia House of Delegates District 16
2014–present
Succeeded by
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