Candidate Profile
Les Adams

Republican , Virginia


Les Adams
House of Delegates, Dist. 16

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Conservative Organizations

National Federation of Independent Business AR, 2013-14:  100%
Arkansas Project (TAP), 2013:  68%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2013:  56%





Virginia Citizens Defense League PAC, National Federation Of Independent Business, National Rifle Association

Selected Contributions


Bruce Holland, Gary Stubblefield, Jason Rapert, National Republican Congressional Committee, State Republican Party Organizations


United Transportation Union







Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

1. Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and is the key to national prosperity.

Strongly Agree

2. Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry of persons into the country.

Strongly Agree

3. Because evolution is widely accepted, students should not be taught about intelligent design.

Strongly Disagree

4. Free market competition for education dollars, rather than a government monopoly, would create a better education for all students.

Strongly Agree

5. It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

6. States should require voters to show photo identification and prove citizenship in order to register to vote or to cast a vote.

Strongly Agree

7. Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

8. Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. No government has the authority to alter this definition.

Strongly Agree

9. Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

10. Pure democracy is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

Strongly Disagree

11. Who has the primary responsibility to be sure children are properly educated?

The parents have the primary responsibility.

12. Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?

Only to save the life of the mother.

13. What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers within the Constitution?

As Madison stated in Federalist 51, about the separation of powers, "Ambition must be made to counteract ambition... It may be a reflection on human nature, that such devices should be necessary to control the abuses of government." Human nature intrinsically seeks power because of a desire, first seen in the Garden, to be all-powerful like God.

14. Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

God; Constitution; Congress; Supreme Court

15. Please list the six (6) most important endorsements you have received from groups or individuals.

Delegate Ben Cline (R-24, Conservative ) Virginia Farm Bureau AgPAC 4 Members of the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors (Jerry Hagerman, Coy Harville, Tim Barber, James Snead)

16. Please list your educational, military and vocational history, and any church and civic leadership positions held, and political positions held or sought.

Liberty University, BS, magna cum laude, 1996 University of Richmond Law School, JD, 1999 Judicial Law Clerk, Danville Circuit Court - 2000-2002 Adjunct Professor, Danville Community College - 2001-2006 Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney, Pittsylvania County, Virginia - 2002-2011 Adjunct Professor, Helms School of Government at Liberty University - 2006-2011 Partner at Adams, Elmore and Fisk, PLC - 2011-Present

17. What charitable, educational, religious, or political organizations have you been affiliated with as a member, contributor, or volunteer?

Professional: President, Pittsylvania County Bar Association, 2011-2013 Circuit Representative, Young Lawyers Conference of the Virginia State Bar, 2009-2011 President, Pittsylvania County Bar Association, 2005-2006 Vice President, Pittsylvania County Bar Association, 2004-2005 Religious: Member, Board of Directors, Faith Christian Academy (Hurt, Virginia), 2009-2012 Deacon, Chatham Baptist Church (Chatham, Virginia), 2011-Present; Chairman of the Deacon Board, 2012-Present Member, President's Council, Good News Jail and Prison Ministry, 2004-2008 Political: Precinct Captain, Pittsylvania County Republican Committee, 2010-2011 District Vice-Chairman, Pittsylvania County Republican Committee, 2009-2010 Treasurer, Fifth District Republican Committee, 2004-2006 Community: Member, Chatham Rotary Club (Chatham, Virginia), 2011-Present


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