Les R. Adams – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Previous Candidate for House Of Delegates 16th District, Virginia

Republican Party of Virginia
lesadams.orglesadams.org
PO Box 459Chatham VA 24531
434-432-2531
Biographical
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)

After winning the Republican nomination to replace Don Merricks in the Virginia House of Delegates, I want you to know that I am tremendously grateful for the support of so many in our district and am honored to be your nominee.

I am proud to be the 6th generation of my family to be raised here and to live here in Southside Virginia. My values are your values. My hopes and dreams for this area, are your hopes and dreams. This is our community, and I would be honored to represent those values, hopes, and dreams for us in Richmond.

As we have seen, there are important issues facing not only Virginia, but also our community. We have too many friends, family and neighbors out of work; the size and scope of government is out of control; our God-given rights and the Constitution are under attack. In tough economic times, Virginia families are being forced to tighten their belts and live within their means. I believe government should do the same.

Unlike the politicians in Washington and Richmond, I believe that government should serve the people, and not the other way around. I believe that small government, lower taxes and more individual freedoms create economic prosperity and preserve the liberty given to us by God and our Founding Fathers.

Thank you again and I respectfully ask for your vote in the November 5th election. I promise you that when elected, I will continue to be a strong, conservative voice for Southside in the House of Delegates.

Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

Les Adams is a 6th generation resident of Pittsylvania County and Southside Virginia. Adams resides in Chatham with his wife Melanie and seven year old son.

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

Les graduated Magna Cum Laude from Liberty University and received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Richmond School of Law.

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

After law school Adams served as the Judicial Law Clerk of the Danville Circuit Court, and then joined the Pittsylvania County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office in 2002. As an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney, Adams prosecuted several crimes including cases involving illegal drugs, homicide and DUI’s.

Adams has served as an adjunct professor at Danville Community College and the Helms School of Government at Liberty University, as well as serving as a faculty member at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina.

As a partner at Adams, Elmore and Fisk, PLC, Les doubled the size of the firm, hiring several new employees. In this capacity Adams, with his law partner, also serves as the Town Attorney for Chatham.

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

Les Adams is a local community leader having served as President of the Pittsylvania County Bar Association, member of the Board of Directors for Faith Christian Academy in Hurt, member of the President’s Council of the local Good News Jail and Prison Ministry, and currently as member of the Chatham Rotary Club.

Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)

They attend Chatham Baptist Church, where Les serves as a deacon.

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