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|Position = U.S. House, Florida, District 24
 
|Position = U.S. House, Florida, District 24
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|Tenure = January 3, 2011-Present
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{{tnr}}'''Sandra "Sandy" Adams''' (born December 14, 1956) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]]. Adams was elected by voters from [[Florida's 24th congressional district]].  
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{{tnr}}'''Sandra "Sandy" Adams''' (born December 14, 1956) was a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]]. Adams was fist elected by voters from [[Florida's 24th congressional district]] in 2010. After being redistricted to [[Florida's 7th congressional district]], she lost her bid for re-election in the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|2012 primary election]].
  
Adams is running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2012|Florida's]] [[Florida's 7th congressional district elections, 2012|7th District]]. She is seeking the nomination on the Republican ticket.<ref>[http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/familiar-faces-lining-run-congress-2012-0?page=3 ''Sunshine State News'' "Familiar Faces Lining Up to Run for Congress in 2012" Accessed December 3, 2011]</ref> Incumbent [[John L. Mica]] is also running as a Republican, while The [[[Billy Kogut]] is running as a Democrat.Primary elections will be held on August 14, 2012.
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Adams ran unsuccessfully for re-election to [[United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2012|Florida's]] [[Florida's 7th congressional district elections, 2012|7th District]] in 2012.<ref>[http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/familiar-faces-lining-run-congress-2012-0?page=3 ''Sunshine State News'' "Familiar Faces Lining Up to Run for Congress in 2012" Accessed December 3, 2011]</ref> She was defeated by incumbent [[John L. Mica]] in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012<ref name="ap">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/FL_US_House_0814.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP Results'' "U.S. House Results" Accessed August 14, 2012]</ref> Adams was succeeded by [[Democratic|Democrat]] [[Frederica S. Wilson]], who won election to the 24th congressional district seat on November 6, 2012.
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Adams is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|centrist Republican]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/sandy_adams/412414 ''Gov Track'' "Adams" Accessed May 25, 2012]</ref>
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
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Born in Wyandotte, [[Michigan]], Sandy is an alumna of Columbia College.<ref name="biography">[http://adams.house.gov/Biography/ ''U.S. Representative Sandy Adams'' "Biography" Accessed October 21, 2011] </ref>
 
Born in Wyandotte, [[Michigan]], Sandy is an alumna of Columbia College.<ref name="biography">[http://adams.house.gov/Biography/ ''U.S. Representative Sandy Adams'' "Biography" Accessed October 21, 2011] </ref>
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
*1974-1975: United States Air Force
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*2011-2013: [[United States House of Representatives]], Florida, District 24
 
*2003-2011: [[Florida House of Representatives]], 33rd District  
 
*2003-2011: [[Florida House of Representatives]], 33rd District  
*2011-Present: [[United States House of Representatives]], Florida, District 24
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*1974-1975: United States Air Force
  
==Committee Assignments==
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==Committee assignments==
 
===U.S. House of Representatives===
 
===U.S. House of Representatives===
 
====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
===Political Positions===
 
====Percentage voting with party====
 
{{Congress vote percent
 
|name=Sandy Adams
 
|party=Republican
 
|percent=95
 
|rank=30
 
|total=242
 
|chamber=House
 
|year=November 2011
 
|RHouse=Y
 
}}
 
 
 
===Presidential preference===
 
===Presidential preference===
 
{{presendorse|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://www.mittromney.com/news/press/2012/01/mitt-romney-announces-support-congresswoman-sandy-adams ''Mitt Romney for President,'' "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Congresswoman Sandy Adams," January 18, 2012]</ref>
 
{{presendorse|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://www.mittromney.com/news/press/2012/01/mitt-romney-announces-support-congresswoman-sandy-adams ''Mitt Romney for President,'' "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Congresswoman Sandy Adams," January 18, 2012]</ref>
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===Specific votes===
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====Fiscal Cliff====
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{{Oppose vote}}
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Adams voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  She was 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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:: ''See also: [[Florida's 7th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Florida's 7th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
  
Adams is running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2012|Florida's]] [[Florida's 7th congressional district elections, 2012|7th District]]. She is seeking the nomination on the Republican ticket. <ref>[http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/familiar-faces-lining-run-congress-2012-0?page=3 ''Sunshine State News'' "Familiar Faces Lining Up to Run for Congress in 2012" Accessed December 3, 2011]</ref> Incumbent [[John L. Mica]] is also running as a Republican, while [[Billy Kogut]] is running as a Democrat. The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] is May 7, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012.
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Adams was running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2012|Florida's]] [[Florida's 7th congressional district elections, 2012|7th District]]. She sought the nomination on the Republican ticket. <ref>[http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/familiar-faces-lining-run-congress-2012-0?page=3 ''Sunshine State News'' "Familiar Faces Lining Up to Run for Congress in 2012" Accessed December 3, 2011]</ref> Incumbent [[John L. Mica]] also ran as a Republican. Adams was defeated by fellow incumbent [[John L. Mica|Mica]] in the Republican primary. The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] was May 7, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012.<ref name="ap">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/FL_US_House_0814.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP Results'' "U.S. House Results" Accessed August 14, 2012]</ref>
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====Primary results====
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The primary took place on August 14.<ref>[http://enight.elections.myflorida.com/FederalOffices/ ''Florida Secretary of State'', "August 2012 Primary Election," Accessed September 4, 2012]</ref>
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=====Republican Primary=====
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{{Primary election box 2012
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|Chamber=  Florida's 7th Congressional District
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|party= Republican
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|winner1 =John Mica
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|Inc1 = N
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|candidate2 =Sandra Adams
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|votes1 =32119
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|votes2 =20404
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====Endorsements====
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On July 25, 2012 [[John L. Mica]] received an endorsement from [[Mike Huckabee]].<ref name="tampa">[http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/content/huckabee-endorses-mica-taking-adams-and-palin ''Tampa Bay Times'' "Huckabee endorses Mica, taking on Adams and Palin" Accessed July 27, 2012]</ref> The endorsement comes after [[John L. Mica|Mica's]] opponent [[Sandy Adams]] received endorsements from [[Sarah Palin]]<ref name="tampa"/> and [[Allen West]].<ref>[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/26/allen-west-sandy-adams_n_1705028.html?utm_hp_ref=elections-2012 ''Huffington Post'' "Allen West Endorses Fellow Tea Party Freshman Rep. Sandy Adams" Accessed July 27, 2012]</ref>
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
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{{Election box 2010
 
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|Chamber= U.S. House of Representatives, Florida's 24th Congressional District, General Election
 
|Chamber= U.S. House of Representatives, Florida's 24th Congressional District, General Election
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|party1=Democratic
|party2=Democratic
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|party2=Republican
 
|party3=Independent
 
|party3=Independent
|winner1 =Sandra "Sandy" Adams
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|candidate1 =Suzanne M. Kosmas
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|Inc1 = Y
|candidate2 = Suzanne M. Kosmas
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|winner2 = Sandra "Sandy" Adams
 
|candidate3= Nicholas Ruiz III
 
|candidate3= Nicholas Ruiz III
 
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==Analysis==
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===Congressional staff salaries===
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::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Adams paid her congressional staff a total of $732,575 in 2011.  She ranks 16th on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranks 18th overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Florida]] ranks 36th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2743/Rep_Sandy_Adams.html LegiStorm "Sandy Adams"]</ref>
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===Net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Adams' net worth as of 2010 was estimated between  $2,004 and $32,000. That averages to $17,002, which is lower than  the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00030926&year=2010''OpenSecrets.org'', "Adams, (R-Florida), 2010"]</ref>
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===National Journal vote ratings===
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====2011====
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:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Adams ranked 31st in the conservative rankings.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
 
Adams and her husband, Judge John Adams, live in Orlando, [[Florida]]. Together they have three children.<ref name="biography"/>
 
Adams and her husband, Judge John Adams, live in Orlando, [[Florida]]. Together they have three children.<ref name="biography"/>
  
==External Links==
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==Recent news==
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Sandy Adams
Sandy Adams.jpg
U.S. House, Florida, District 24
Retired Representative
In office
January 3, 2011-January 3, 2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionAugust 14, 2012
First elected2010
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Florida House of Representatives, 33rd district
2003-2011
Education
Bachelor'sColumbia College (2000)
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Years of service1974-1975
Personal
BirthdayDecember 14, 1956
Place of birthWyandotte, Michigan, U.S.
ProfessionLaw Enforcement
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Sandy Adams campaign logo
Sandra "Sandy" Adams (born December 14, 1956) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Adams was fist elected by voters from Florida's 24th congressional district in 2010. After being redistricted to Florida's 7th congressional district, she lost her bid for re-election in the 2012 primary election.

Adams ran unsuccessfully for re-election to Florida's 7th District in 2012.[1] She was defeated by incumbent John L. Mica in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012[2] Adams was succeeded by Democrat Frederica S. Wilson, who won election to the 24th congressional district seat on November 6, 2012.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Adams is a "centrist Republican".[3]

Biography

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Born in Wyandotte, Michigan, Sandy is an alumna of Columbia College.[4]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House of Representatives

2011-2012

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Sandy Adams endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [6]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Adams voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. She was 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[7]

Elections

2012

See also: Florida's 7th congressional district elections, 2012

Adams was running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 7th District. She sought the nomination on the Republican ticket. [8] Incumbent John L. Mica also ran as a Republican. Adams was defeated by fellow incumbent Mica in the Republican primary. The signature filing deadline was May 7, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012.[2]

Primary results

The primary took place on August 14.[9]

Republican Primary
Florida's 7th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Mica 61.2% 32,119
Sandra Adams 38.8% 20,404
Total Votes 52,523

Endorsements

On July 25, 2012 John L. Mica received an endorsement from Mike Huckabee.[10] The endorsement comes after Mica's opponent Sandy Adams received endorsements from Sarah Palin[10] and Allen West.[11]

2010

On November 2, 2010, Adams won election to the United States House of Representatives. She defeated Suzanne M. Kosmas (D) and Nicholas Ruiz II (I) in the general election.[12]

U.S. House of Representatives, Florida's 24th Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Suzanne M. Kosmas Incumbent 59.6% 146,129
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSandra "Sandy" Adams 40.3% 98,787
     Independent Nicholas Ruiz III 0% 115
Total Votes 245,031

Campaign donors

2010

Breakdown of the source of Adams's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Adams won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Adams's campaign committee raised a total of $1,328,778 and spent $1,266,664.[13]

Analysis

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Adams paid her congressional staff a total of $732,575 in 2011. She ranks 16th on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranks 18th overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Florida ranks 36th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[14]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Adams' net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $2,004 and $32,000. That averages to $17,002, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[15]

National Journal vote ratings

2011

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Adams ranked 31st in the conservative rankings.[16]

Voting with party

2011

Sandy Adams voted with the Republican Party 95 of the time, which ranked 30 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[17]

Personal

Adams and her husband, Judge John Adams, live in Orlando, Florida. Together they have three children.[4]

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Sandy + Adams + Florida + House

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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External links


References


Political offices
Preceded by
Suzanne Kosmas
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida District 24
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Frederica S. Wilson (D)