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GOP ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATE ADAMS OFFERS PROPOSALS TO FIGHT DRUG ABUSE

By PATRICK WILSON , Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

GOP attorney general candidate John Adams released policy proposals on Monday for fighting substance abuse and fatal overdoses, specifically from opioids. He made an announcement at the Chesterfield jail and released the plan on his website. Adams faces Democratic Attorney General Mark R. Herring in the November election. Herring has spent much of his first term also pushing policy proposals on opioid addiction.

VaNews July 11, 2017



Q&A WITH REPUBLICAN ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATE JOHN ADAMS

By RYAN BUTLER, Loudoun Tribune

Running for elected office for the first time in his life, John Adams says he entered the race to stop what he views as the overreach and overt politicization of the Attorney General’s office.

VaNews July 6, 2017



JOHN ADAMS, THE POLITICAL OPPOSITE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL MARK HERRING, WANTS HIS JOB

By PATRICK WILSON, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Voters in November will see a familiar name on their ballots. The Republican candidate challenging Attorney General Mark R. Herring, the Democratic incumbent, is John Adams. This John Adams, a 43-year-old father of four from Chesterfield County and a lawyer at one of the state’s most powerful firms, is a descendant of the same Massachusetts family as the nation’s second president.

VaNews July 3, 2017



HERRING, ADAMS GO ON ATTACK IN FIRST DEBATE OF VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL'S RACE

By PATRICK WILSON, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

State Attorney General Mark R. Herring and GOP challenger John Adams leveled spirited attacks over social issues and the role of the office Saturday in the first debate of the November election. They offered opposite views on abortion, gay rights, religious liberties and actions by the Trump administration on the environment and immigration in a face-off before members of the Virginia State Bar during its annual meeting

VaNews June 19, 2017



GOP NOMINEE FOR VIRGINIA AG VISITS CITY

By TONY BROWN, Daily News Record (Subscription Required)

Back in the late 1990s, the 2017 GOP nominee for state attorney general was a high-seas cop, driving a U.S. Navy Cyclone-class coastal patrol boat in high-speed chases to interdict drug-running Central American cocaine cowboys. He clerked for conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas; was associate White House counsel to President George W. Bush; and served as a federal prosecutor in Richmond, putting bad guys behind bars.

VaNews May 16, 2017



ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATE SPEAKS AT COLLEGE REPUBLICANS MEETING

By SPENCER CULBERTSON , Cavalier Daily

John Adams, Republican nominee for Attorney General of Virginia, spoke at the University Monday during a meeting co-hosted by the College Republicans and the Virginia Law Republicans. Adams has been campaigning for over a year in preparation for the election this November. He said he came to the University hoping to increase his visibility and engage with more voters.

VaNews April 4, 2017



VIRGINIA DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS GEARING UP FOR MULTIPLE RACES

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All the elements are in place for some intense match-ups between Democrats and Republicans in upcoming elections. Virginia voters will have their voices heard during the June primaries. Now the ballot for both parties is also taking shape. Voters will elect their next governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. Headed into the primary, there are some familiar faces, and some new ones. "We are very excited about our prospects this fall. We have more candidates running than ever before," said Delegate David Toscano, D-57th District.

VaNews April 4, 2017



GOP ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATE CHUCK SMITH FAILS TO QUALIFY FOR PRIMARY BALLOT

By STAFF REPORT, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Chuck Smith, a Virginia Beach lawyer who was running as a Republican for state attorney general, didn’t qualify for the June primary ballot. Candidates needed 10,000 signatures from registered voters, including 400 from each of Virginia’s 11 congressional districts. Smith didn’t meet the requirements, said John Whitbeck, chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia.

VaNews April 3, 2017



VIRGINIA POLITICS JOHN ADAMS IS PRESUMPTIVE REPUBLICAN NOMINEE FOR VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL

By FENIT NIRAPPIL , Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

John Adams, a partner at the powerhouse Richmond law firm McGuireWoods, is the presumptive Republican nominee to challenge Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (D) in November. The Republican Party of Virginia on Friday announced Adams was the only GOP candidate to qualify for the June 13 primary ballot. Another candidate, Virginia Beach lawyer Chuck Smith, did not turn in the required signatures.

VaNews April 3, 2017



ATTORNEY GENERAL HOPEFUL STOPS IN CITY

By TONY BROWN, Daily News Record (Subscription Required)

Immigration lawyer Chuck Smith says he should be Virginia’s next attorney general in November because his experience as a former Marine, Navy judge advocate general and chairman of the Virginia Beach Republican Committee makes a better man for the job. And while ethnicity shouldn’t qualify or disqualify a man for office, he told a small crowd in Harrisonburg Thursday night, being a black Republican who speaks fluent Spanish could help him reach voters the GOP found elusive in recent close statewide elections.

VaNews March 24, 2017