Candidate Profile
John Adams

Republican , Ohio


John Adams
State Senator, Dist. 12

Panel Rating

Very Conservative Information icon


Conservative Organizations

American Conservative Union (ACU), 2014:  83%





Citizens for Community Values, Conservative Republican Leadership Committee, Family First, Ohio Pro-Life Action

Reported by Candidate

Conservative Republican Leadership Committee, Janet (Folger) Porter, Faith2Action, Heidi Huber, Ohioans Against Common Core

Selected Contributions


John Kasich, Josh Mandel, Keith Faber, Matt Lynch, Rick Perales, Romney Victory Inc.
All Children Matter PAC, Associated Builders and Contractors, Buckeye Firearms, Cliff Rosenberger, Craig Newbold, Kristina Roegner and 11 more


Frank LaRose
Frank LaRose







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

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Agree

Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.

Strongly Agree

More restrictive gun control laws are needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.

Strongly Agree

There should be a strict constitutional spending limit for state and local governments that would tie the rate of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.

Strongly Agree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

Where minor children are involved, divorce laws should be reformed to include mutual consent of both parents and an increased waiting period, unless there is fault or abuse.

Strongly Agree

The Ten Commandments should not be displayed in public school buildings.

Strongly Disagree

Business owners should be required by law to bake cakes, provide flower arrangements, etc., for same-sex weddings, even when these activities would infringe on their sincerely-held religious beliefs.

Strongly Disagree

Our state should participate in the nationwide Common Core standards for high-school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

Physician-assisted suicide should be legal.

Strongly Disagree

The more people live by Judeo-Christian values, the less government is needed.

Strongly Agree

Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with public funds.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

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

Greed, sin and the faults of man caused the settlers to leave Europe and form a new country. The Founders realized man"s faults and created the only constitution of its kind. The Founders obligation was to their Creator to create a government of checks and balances that would give what mankind was seeking: freedom, prosperity and peace.

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,Voters,Constitution, Congress, Supreme Court

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?


Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Upon returning from the military and with the luck of being in our church men's group I realized that as a husband and father I couldn't do it alone. I needed to learn my christian faith. Seven children later, a business and working politics first hand, I've realized I will always be learning my faith...knowing that there is a God and God's truths are my guide.

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?

Very Conservative

Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

I stood up to my own party's leadership in the Ohio House on many occasions, angering the establishment in the process.  I fought to stop tax hikes that other so-called "conservatives", including my opponent, supported. Faith2Action named me "Pro-Life MVP" and Warren Co. Right To Life named me a "Pro-Life Hero" because I fought my own leadership to save the Heartbeat Bill.   I fought Republican leadership to repeal Common Core which is why I'm personally endorsed by Heidi Huber, Ohio's point person on fighting Common Core. I fought Gov John Kasich's expansion of Obamacare and I'm endorsed by the Conservative Republican Leadership Committee.   Maybe it's because I was a Navy SEAL, but I have fought to the mat for conservative values & that's why I'm endorsed by so many of Ohio's conservative leaders.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you., 937-498-2458

Additional comment from candidate:

As a Navy SEAL I protected our freedom. In the Ohio House I protected your values. As your next senator I will do both.


  • Edison Community College, Piqua, OH, 1988
  • Mesa Community College, San Diego, CA, 1987
Work & Military
  • U.S. Navy, SEAL, 4.5
  • ITT Technical Institute, HVAC, 4
  • NFIB State Council, Board Member
  • United Way of Shelby County, Board Member
  • United Way of Shelby County, Campaign Chairman
  • Shelby County Heart Asso., Board President
  • Ohio House of Representatives, Held 8

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