Del. Les Adams (R-Chatham)

Photo of Les Adams
Party
Republican
District
16: Counties of Henry (part) and Pittsylvania (part); City of Martinsville [map]
Took Office
January 2014
Next Election
November 2019
Committees
Courts of Justice, Privileges and Elections, Science and Technology, Transportation
Website
lesadams.org
Copatroning Habits
87% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 98% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 66% of them are Republicans.
Partisanship
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Bills Passed
21.2% in 2018
Recent Mentions in the Media

Martinsville Bulletin: 4 new judges for Henry, Patrick counties get OK in the House

February 21, 2019
  The Virginia House of Delegates approved motions by Del. Les Adams on Thursday to elect four new judges for the 21st Judicial District and end weeks of ...

Martinsville Bulletin: It's official: 4 new judges chosen to serve Henry and Patrick counties

February 22, 2019
  The 21st Judicial District officially has four new judges who will take the bench later this year. The House of Delegates on Thursday approved motions by Del.

Martinsville Bulletin: Monday withdraws from consideration for judgeship in Henry, Patrick counties

February 14, 2019
  Martinsville City Attorney Eric Monday has withdrawn from consideration by the General Assembly for a judgeship in the 21st Judicial District.

The Daily Progress: General Assembly approves measure to add judges for region

January 27, 2019
  Local attorneys Darby Lowe and Matt Quatrara have interviewed for two positions.

Martinsville Bulletin: Two contenders go through interviews for judge post

February 18, 2019
  A state legislative panel was expected to interview candidates for potential judgeship Monday evening.

These are all of the video clips of Les Adams’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2016. There are 5 video clips in all.

Bills

  • HB2405: Real estate; delinquent taxes or liens, appointment of special commissioner, City of Martinsville.
  • HB2406: Historical African American cemeteries; adds four cemeteries in City of Martinsville.
  • HB2407: Permanent foster care; eligibility.
  • HB2408: Students with disabilities; feasibility of educational placement transition of certain students.
  • HB2409: Mechanic's liens; forms.
  • HB2410: Resident agent; appointment by nonresident property owner.
  • HB2411: Timber theft; theft, accounting, penalty.
  • HB2412: Electronic tracking devices; consent of fleet vehicle operator.
  • HB2413: Multi-jurisdiction grand jury; secrecy of information.
  • HB2414: Transfer of venue; delinquency, adjudication.
  • HB2452: Contempt of court; willful failure to appear.
  • HB2453: Bail and recognizances; magistrate's checklist, surety's basis for request for capias.
  • HJ718: Judges; election in Court of Appeals of Virginia, etc.
  • HJ755: Commending Chatham Hall.
  • HJ756: Commending the Chatham Southern Railway Depot.
  • HJ757: Commending James E. Davis.
  • HJ979: Judges; election in Supreme Court of Virginia, circuit court, etc.
  • HJ1065: Commending the Fieldale-Collinsville Volunteer Rescue Squad.
  • HJ1067: Commending Gretna Rescue Squad, Inc.
  • HJ1068: Commending the Chatham Star-Tribune.
  • HJ1081: Celebrating the life of Fred Thomas Martin, Sr.
  • HJ1140: Judges; election in circuit court, general district court, etc.
  • HR219: Nominating a person to be elected to the Court of Appeals of Virginia.
  • HR220: Nominating persons to be elected to circuit court judgeships.
  • HR221: Nominating persons to be elected to general district court judgeships.
  • HR222: Nominating persons the be elected to juvenile and domestic relations district court judgeships.
  • HR223: Nominating a person to be elected as a member of the Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission.
  • HR286: Judge; nomination for election to Supreme Court of Virginia.
  • HR287: Nominating a person to be elected to the Court of Appeals of Virginia.
  • HR288: Nominating persons to be elected to circuit court judgeships.
  • HR289: Nominating persons to be elected to general district court judgeships.
  • HR290: Nominating persons the be elected to juvenile and domestic relations district court judgeships.
  • HR291: Nominating a person to be elected as a member of the Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission.
  • HR383: Nominating persons to be elected to circuit court judgeships.
  • HR384: Nominating persons to be elected to general district court judgeships.
  • HR385: Judges; nominations for election to juvenile and domestic relations district court.
  • HR386: Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission; nominations for election of members.
  • HB1020: School calendar; opening day of school year.
  • HB1021: Speed monitoring systems; school crossing zones.
  • HB1022: Personal property tax; definition of agricultural products.
  • HB1023: Foreign subpoenas; issuance by circuit court clerk of court.
  • HB1024: Attorney fees; repeals provision that allows only fee of one attorney to be taxed by court.
  • HB1025: Adult protective services; actions & written findings.
  • HB1026: Adult protective services; appealability of findings made by local department of social services.
  • HB1027: Security freezes; fees for placing on a consumer's credit report.
  • HB1301: Judges; central registry records check.
  • HB1507: Patient-Centered Medical Home Advisory Council; established.
  • HB1508: School boards; qualified instructional positions and support services positions, additional funding.
  • HB1550: Grand larceny; increases threshold amount.
  • HB1570: Grand larceny and certain property crimes; threshold, penalties.
  • HJ132: Judges; election in circuit court, general district court, etc.
  • HJ265: Commending the Danville Good News Jail & Prison Ministry.
  • HJ266: Commending Union Hall Elementary School.
  • HJ267: Commending Robert Mills, Jr.
  • HJ268: Commending Patricia and Chris Haskins.
  • HJ269: Commending Dr. Jessica M. Jones.
  • HJ270: Commending Westover Christian Academy.
  • HJ271: Celebrating the life of Worth Harris Carter, Jr.
  • HJ272: Celebrating the life of Edmond Boxley Fitzgerald III.
  • HJ453: Commending Chatham Furniture Company.
  • HJ454: Commending Jack Holmes.
  • HJ474: Celebrating the life of Bessie S. Mattox.
  • HJ515: Commending Thompson Insurance Services.
  • HJ575: Judges; election in circuit court, general district court, etc.
  • HR20: Judges; nominations for election to circuit court.
  • HR21: Judges; nominations for election to general district court.
  • HR22: Judges; nominations for election to juvenile and domestic relations district court.
  • HR207: Judges; nominations for election to circuit court.
  • HR208: Judges; nominations for election to general district court.
  • HR209: Judges; nominations for election to juvenile and domestic relations district court.
  • HB790: Solid waste disposal fee; removes Pittsylvania County from list of counties authorized to levy.
  • HB2031: School calendar; opening day of the school year.
  • HB2032: Filing and application fees for transportation network companies.
  • HB2050: Tenancy; severance by the entireties by written instrument.
  • HB2051: Marijuana offenses; driver's license forfeiture.
  • HB2052: School boards; additional funding for qualified instructional and support personnel.
  • HB2268: Ignition interlock violations; venue for prosecution of any offense.
  • HJ963: Commending Aglow International.
  • HJ964: Commending Tunstall High School.
  • HJ965: Commending Pittsylvania County.
  • HJ1058: Commending the Sartomer Americas Chatham plant.
  • HJ1059: Commending the Town of Hurt.
  • HJ1060: Commending the Martinsville High School boys' basketball team.
  • HR474: Commending the Virginia Museum of Natural History.
  • HB783: Firearms; pointing, holding, or brandishing in presence of a law-enforcement officer, penalty.
  • HB784: Firearms; possession by persons adjudicated delinquent, military service exception.
  • HB785: Emergency custody and temporary detention; clarifies definition of law-enforcement agency.
  • HB786: Virginia Public Procurement Act; authorized enhancement or remedial measures.
  • HB787: Construction activities; acquisition of nutrient credits.
  • HB788: School calendar.
  • HB789: Exhumations; clerk of circuit court to send notice to next of kin, exception.
  • HB790: Solid waste disposal fee; removes Pittsylvania County from list of counties authorized to levy.
  • HB791: Act for Religious Freedom; reaffirms religious rights.
  • HB1226: Assault and battery; Department of Corrections investigators, penalty.
  • HJ105: Commending the Martinsville High School boys' basketball team.
  • HJ106: Commending Tim Davis.
  • HJ107: Commending Kenneth Draper.
  • HJ115: Interstate 73; joint subcommittee to study construction of proposed Interstate.
  • HJ116: Interstate 73; Department of Transportation to study proposed construction.
  • HR210: Commending Vanderhyde Dairy, Inc.
  • HR235: Commending Landon R. Worsham.
  • HR236: Commending Mildred Jane Worsham.
  • HB1456: Reports of substance abuse by a pregnant woman; child-protective services.
  • HB1850: Weight of vehicles; DMV included as an agency whose notice or publication must match the Code of Va.
  • HB1851: Attorney General; allowed to represent a court reporter employed by the Commonwealth, etc.
  • HB1852: General district court judges; increases number in 21st Judicial District.
  • HB1853: Number of judges; increases number in 21st Judicial District.
  • HB1854: Virginia Public Procurement Act; small, women-owned, minority-owned, etc., businesses.
  • HB1855: Unemployment compensation; wages excluded from tax.
  • HB1856: License plates, special; removes existing requirement for armed forces plates.
  • HB1941: School calendar.
  • HJ38: Interstate Route 73; joint subcommittee to study proposed construction.
  • HJ617: Commending Colbert-Moran Funeral Home Inc.
  • HJ755: Commending the Virginia Society, Sons of the American Revolution.
  • HJ806: Commending Mike Wray.
  • HJ807: Commending Ginny Wray.
  • HJ839: Celebrating the life of Frances Hallam Hurt.
  • HJ857: Commending Robert E. Phillips, Jr.
  • HB1116: Banister River; Scenic River designation.
  • HB1160: Statutory construction, rules; computation of time.
  • HJ38: Interstate Route 73; joint subcommittee to study proposed construction.
  • HJ46: Celebrating the life of Marshall A. Ecker.
  • HJ196: Students with disabilities; Commission on Youth to study use of funds for educational placements.
  • HJ356: Commending the Rotary Club of Chatham.
  • HJ5161: Celebrating the life of Lester Elton Pruitt.
  • HJ5163: Commending Miller Funeral Home, Inc.
  • HR71: Celebrating the life of Ralph Edwin Shank.
  • HR144: Commending the Tunstall High School golf team.