Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Les Adams Seeks Delegate Merricks' Seat

In the Virginia House of Delegates, the 16th district includes Martinsville and parts of Henry and Pittsylvania Counties. It has been represented by Donald W. Merricks, whose position Les Adams is campaigning to fill. Here is his campaign e-mail, forwarded by Patricia Evans:

""I’ll stand up for the values that make our nation and our Commonwealth great. The citizens of the 16th District will always know that I stand firm on my commitment to protect life and defend the 2nd Amendment. My commitment to our Constitution and founding principles will not waver." - Les Adams, Candidate for House of Delegates 16th District

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I believe that freedom involves the freedom to work as hard as you want and be able to reap the awards of your work. Simply put, the more money that politicians take out of your pocket, the less freedom that you have. Make no mistake, government must levy taxes to provide for core government functions, but the role of government should be to maximize our personal freedom, while also having the means to protect that freedom. As your Delegate, I’ll always remember that taxes come from real people, and the citizens of the 16th House District can count on me to stand up for the taxpayer first against a growing and encroaching government.


When government takes money from its citizens through taxation, that government has a responsibility to be as frugal and efficient with that money as possible. I believe that it is the duty of every public official to be prudent and wise with every dollar that comes from the pocket of a hard-working taxpayer. In a time where government budgets have ballooned, I’ll work to reduce government spending, while also ensuring that state government spends your dollars more efficiently.

Jobs and the Economy

Our economy has suffered under increasing taxes, more government spending, and additional government regulations. To revive our economy we need to unleash the entrepreneurial spirit and reduce burdens on our job creators. I believe that government doesn’t create jobs; hard-working Americans create jobs. As your state Delegate, I’ll fight to make it easier for local businesses to grow, and I’ll actively recruit new employers to our area.


Educating the next generation of young men and women should be a high priority for all Virginians. Unfortunately, too often state government gets in the way of a high-quality education. As your Delegate I’ll push to give parents and localities more control over our children’s education. Ensuring that each child has access to a high-quality education is instrumental to our future.
* Please mark your calendars and come join us on Saturday, April 27th at 10:00 AM. We will have our campaign office opening at 4 North Main Street, Chatham. After that, we'll knock doors and remind people to vote in the June 11th Republican Primary.

You are cordially invited to meet

Les Adams

Republican Candidate for House of Delegates, 16th District

Thursday, April 25

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

At the home of

Carlton & Linda Ramsey

102 Military Dr.

Chatham, VA 24531

Light hors d'oeuvres will be served.

$20 per ticket
$30 per couple
Sponsorship levels
$250--- silver
For more information and RSVP please contact Richard Crouse

"Educate and inform the whole mass of the people. They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty." - Thomas Jefferson Virginia Tea Party Patriots Danville Patriots"