Sandy Adams

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Sandy Adams
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U.S. House, Florida, District 24
Retired Representative
In office
January 3, 2011-January 3, 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionAugust 14, 2012
First elected2010
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Florida House of Representatives, 33rd district
Bachelor'sColumbia College (2000)
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Years of service1974-1975
Date of birthDecember 14, 1956
Place of birthWyandotte, Michigan, U.S.
ProfessionLaw Enforcement
Office website
Campaign website
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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]


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


Committee assignments

U.S. House of Representatives



Presidential preference


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 one 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]



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


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]


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


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]


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 she 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 - The Center for Responsive Politics, 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


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


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]


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

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