|Massachusetts House of Representatives, Seventeenth Essex District|
|2011 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
Adams is a policy adviser. He graduated from Suffolk University.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Adams served on the following committees:
- Public Health Joint Committee
- Revenue Joint Committee
- Telecommunication, Utilities and Energy Joint Committee
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. 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.
|Massachusetts State Senate, Second Essex and Middlesex District, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Barry Finegold Incumbent||65.2%||44,394|
|Massachusetts State Senate, Second Essex and Middlesex District Republican Primary, 2012|
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.
|Massachusetts House of Representatives General Election, Seventeeth Essex District (2010)|
|Patricia Commane (D)||6,674|
|Paul Adams (R)||7,928|
In 2010, Adams raised $73,155 in contributions. 
His two largest contributors were:
|Republican State Cmte||$2,823|
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|Massachusetts House of Representatives Seventeenth Essex District
| Succeeded by|
Frank Moran (D)
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