Thursday, September 6, 2012
State Rep. Paul Adams grabbed just enough votes to beat Andover selectman Alex Vispoli in the race for the Republican nomination for the Second Essex and Middlesex senate district.
State Rep. Paul Adams will be challenging Sen. Barry Finegold for his seat in the state senate in November, according to unofficial election results. Adams won the Republican nomination on Thursday, beating challenger Andover selectman Alex Vispoli by less than 100 votes. Adams beat Vispoli, garnering 50.87 percent of the votes in the Second Essex and Middlesex district, which consists of Andover, Tewksbury, Dracut and Lawrence. In votes, Adams beat Vispoli with 2,648 votes to 2,557 votes. Finegold won the Democratic nomination unopposed. Vispoli did win his town, beating Adams 1,267 votes to 754 votes in Andover. Andover's voter turnout was 13.9 percent. Check back with Andover Patch in the morning for the full article.
Friday, August 31, 2012
The two candidates running for the Second Essex and Middlesex Senate seat participated in a forum Thursday night in Andover.
State Rep. Paul Adams and Selectman Alex Vispoli, the two candidates fighting for the Republican nomination for the Second Essex and Middlesex Senate seat, discussed private sector job growth, healthcare and personal experience during the League of Women Voters Candidates Forum Thursday. Both Vispoli and Adams also traded barbs during the forum, with Adams criticizing Vispoli's record of voting Democrat and Vispoli calling out Adams' lack of private sector job experience and Adams' scandal with campaign finance. The two candidates are hoping to garner the votes during the state primary next Thursday in order to win the Republican nomination and face the incumbent, Sen. Barry Finegold. The forum, which was sponsored by the Andover/North…
Monday, June 4, 2012
Calling for fiscal reform in Massachusetts, Adams is determined to increase Republican presence in the State Senate.
Running on a platform of lowering taxes and an end to overspending, State Representative Paul Adams (R) held his official campaign kickoff Thursday night at LaRosa’s Café. Approximately 40 friends, family, and local politicians came to support the 30-year-old candidate’s bid for State Senator of the 2nd Essex and Middlesex district, which includes Andover, Dracut, Lawrence and Tewksbury. If Adams succeeds in winning the Republican nomination this September 6 against Town Selectman Alex Vispoli, he will face incumbent Barry Finegold in the general November election. Adams who was elected to the State House of Representatives in 2010, said he wants to “take Massachusetts in a new direction.” Standing for values and principles, he said he …
Monday, February 13, 2012
The Massachusetts Democratic Party is asking the state to investigate an alleged scheme involving politicians, including Andover republican Paul Adams, channeling funds through a Marlborough Republican group.
The Massachusetts Democratic Party chair John Walsh has asked the Office of Campaign and Political Finance to investigate an alleged financial scheme that involved a Marlborough Republican group that channeled campaign funds for Andover Rep. Paul Adams, among others. Citing a story by the Eagle Tribune last week, Walsh wrote to OCPF director Michael Sullivan and asked the the department to investigate "questionable financial spending" by the Marlborough Republican Town Committee. Using details from an Eagle Tribune story, Walsh charged that the Marlborough RTC took roughly $30,000 in donations from family members of Rep. Paul Adams, R-Andover, and then provided pamphlets for his campaign. He claims this misled voters and the public in …
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Representatives Jim Lyons and Paul Adams joined the Republican Caucus in effort to strengthen the ethics code of conduct.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
This article was submitted by Representatives Jim Lyons and Paul Adams. Led by House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R- North Reading) and Representative Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk), Representatives Jim Lyons (R-Andover) and Paul Adams (R-Andover) joined their Republican colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in proposing the first comprehensive reform of the House Code of Ethical Conduct governing Representatives and legislative staff in more than 25 years. The proposed reforms will hold Members and legislative staff to a higher standard of ethical conduct than prescribed by statute, as well as work to restore the public’s faith in state government. "During my recent door-to-door campaign," said Rep. Jim Lyons of …
Sunday, June 12, 2011
State Rep. Paul Adams recently voted in favor of a bill aimed at creating new offenses to prosecute those involved with human trafficking.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
This was submitted by the office of State Representative Paul Adams, R-Andover. State Representative Paul Adams, R-Andover, joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives recently in unanimously passing legislation aimed at fighting human trafficking in the Commonwealth. The bill creates crimes for human trafficking offenses such as trafficking persons for sexual servitude and trafficking persons for forced services. “The unanimous passing of anti-human trafficking legislation by the House is a great first step in the fight against the exploitation of some of our commonwealth’s most vulnerable citizens,” Adams said. Adams voted with his colleagues in the House of Representatives on this bill on Wednesday, June 1. “This…
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Jim Lyons and Paul Adams are opposing a last-minute budget bill release and excessive supplementary budget spending.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
State Representatives Jim Lyons, R-Andover, and Paul Adams, R-Andover, along other Republican legislators, this past week opposed the latest attempt by lawmakers on Beacon Hill to force yet another supplemental budget bill through the legislature less than twenty-four hours after it was released by Democrat party leaders. These lawmakers were concerned that the supplemental budget bill is laden with pay raises for certain state employees and comes after two previous supplemental budgets were passed earlier this year totaling more than $750 million. The legislators are also concerned that the supplemental budget bill is stuffed with non-budgetary items that deserve separate consideration on the House floor. This supplemental budget bill has…
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Source of campaign contributions, education and work history called into question.
State Rep.-elect Paul Adams fired back at a Merrimack Valley newspaper over the weekend, in the wake of questions raised regarding his resume and the source of $50,000 in campaign contributions. In a press release, Adams, an Andover Republican, referred to Eagle-Tribune employee Keith Eddings a "rogue reporter" and accused the North Andover-based daily of publishing "slanderous" articles. In an article published in the Nov. 28 Eagle Tribune, Eddings wrote that Adams had outspent Patricia Commane by a 2-to-1 margin in the race for the Legislative seat from the 17th Middlesex District (which includes a portion of Tewksbury) and that Adams had loaned $50,000 to the campaign. Referring to state election financial statements, Eddings wrote …