Delegate Les Adams (R-Chatham)

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16: Counties of Henry (part) and Pittsylvania (part); City of Martinsville [map]
Took Office
January 2014
Next Election
November 2017
Courts of Justice, Privileges and Elections, Science and Technology, Transportation
Copatroning Habits
90% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 100% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 68% of them are Republicans.
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Bills Passed
22.2% in 2016
Recent Mentions in the Media Town of Hurt making plans to celebrate 50th anniversary

March 22, 2017
The event also will include a short program with brief remarks from Hurt Mayor Gary Poindexter, Staunton River Supervisor Elton Blackstock and Delegate Les Adams. Adams will present a resolution endorsed by the General Assembly recognizing the ...and more » A MILESTONE

March 23, 2017
Officials on hand for the groundbreaking Thursday were from Danville, Pittsylvania County, Eden, and delegates including Danny Marshall and Les Adams. Also in attendance was Todd Haymore, secretary of commerce and trade for ... Delegate Danny Marshall ...and more »

Lynchburg News and Advance: Progress on Political Gifts, but There's Still a Ways to Go

March 19, 2017
Progress on Political Gifts, but There's Still a Ways to GoOver in the House of Delegates, Del. Matt Fariss of Campbell was the exception for the region, reporting gifts valued at $875.45. His Southside and Central Virginia colleagues ? Dels. Kathy Byron, Terry Austin, Scott Garrett, Ben Cline, Les Adams and ...

Daily Press: Medical marijuana bills go down in House

January 30, 2017
Del. Eileen Filler-Corn's bill went down in a House criminal law subcommittee, but it drew support from two Republicans: Del. Les Adams of Chatham and Del. Rick Morris of Carrollton. "Two-hundred dollars doesn't make any sense," said Morris, who faces ...and more » Virginia bills would end license suspension for marijuana possession

January 26, 2017
That came one day after an identical proposal ? HB 2051, introduced by Del. Les Adams, R-Chatham ? cleared a subcommittee in the House. The Criminal Law Subcommittee of the House Courts of Justice Committee voted unanimously in support of Adams' ...Marijuana Policy Changes Could Be on the Way in Virginia this YearAltDailyall 42 news articles »

These are all of the video clips of Les Adams’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2016. There are 4 video clips in all.


  • 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.