• North Carolina House of Representatives
  • NC Capital Building, Raleigh
  • At GOP Float for Soldiers Reunion Parade
  • Jay Adams seen at Hart Square Festival
  • Jay and Donna were spotted at the Balls Creek Fish Fry with old Friends Glenn Hunscuker and Charles Preston
  • Elizabeth Adams graduation from NCSU in 2013
  • Groundbreaking for Conover Station
  • George Moretz- past GOP Catawba Cty Chair - supports Jay Adams NC House
  • Campaign Event at Red Barn
  • Signs everywhere
  • Shuford House Hickory, NC
  • Celebrating James Adams earning Eagle Scout
  • Jay Adams at Shuford House Event
  • Jay leads discussion and lecture at high school in Hickory
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Friday, July 20, 2018

Jay Adams Candidate for NC House District 96

Jay Adams Candidate for NC House

The issue that we all face in the 96th District is all about economics. How will we restore the local economy and see job growth once again? In 2000 we were faced with a labor shortage and wondered how we would cope with rapid growth. Who could have imagined the change in events we have had to endure?

The person that holds the 96th District seat will need to be familiar with the local municipal governments, the county government, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Catawba County Economic Development Corporation. It is an added advantage if the person holding the seat has engaged in community service activities with other business people from the area and the region to work to address emerging issues. The network that these activities creates will be invaluable when dealing with issues and opportunities that emerge.

For more than 25 years, Jay has served on numerous boards and committees in the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce, the Western Piedmont Council of Governments, and the City of Hickory. These committes have provided Jay with hands on experience dealing with the issues that directly lead to economic development: transportation, land use, air quality, water quality, and government affairs.

As a small business owner, he understands the importance of cutting red tape and unnecessary regulations so businesses can succeed and create new jobs.

As a commercial real estate broker, he understands what it takes to convince businesses and industries to move to our area, bringing good jobs with them.

Jay graduated from The Citadel with a Bachelor of Science in Education, he has a unique grasp of the critical role our schools will play in the future of the 96th District. Education will be an extremely important component of Catawba County's future as well as North Carolina. "Excellence in Education" is absolutely essential. It should be noted that during the difficult years in the late 70's and early 80's Jay attended CVCC to study mechanical drawing, computer science and real estate. His study of real estate at CVCC earned him his license in 1983 and lead to a successful career in commercial real estate.

A strong defender of second amendment rights, Jay is a longtime member, officer, and former president of the Catawba Valley Wildlife Club. He is also a lifetime member of the NRA and was a founding board member of Grass Roots North Carolina.Jay at the GRNC exhibit at the Hickory Gun Show

He presently serves on the Board of the Peaks to Piedmont Girl Scout Council and is a member of the Elks Club.

He and his wife, Donna, have been a members of the First Baptist Church in Hickory since 1987. Their daughter Elizabeth graduated from N.C. State University in 2013 and now lives and works in Raleigh. Their son James is a senior at Hickory Christian Academy and is president of the student body, an Eagle Scout, and a candidate for the Naval and Air Force academies.


Jay Adams of Hickory NC

I am a life long Republican and I want to continue to represent you in Raleigh. I will continue to sucessfully use my business experiences and conservative economic principles. I have been very successful during my first 2 terms. I have more work I want to do for our district.

Do you know someone who is unemployed or underemployed?

Me too....

It makes us all angry when the American Dream is stifled. But working together...we can change that.

How will Catawba County compete for jobs and business opportunities?
We must have representation in Raleigh that speaks for our infrastructure and willing labor force.

Experience with local governments, environmental issues, transportation, business operations and education will make the difference.

Jay Adams has that experience.

WHKY Interview with Hal Row

Recent interview 1290 AM WHKY 'Hal Row's First Talk Show'

 Listen to interview 

NRA Endorsement

Jay Adams is Endorsed by the National Rifle Association 

Use the "State House" tab to see Jay's "A" rating.

Campaign Focus

Issues: Jobs and the Economy

Urgency: Unemployment is up and the population of area young people is down

Solution: Experienced Leadership

Jay Adams Qualifications:

  • Business Experience dealing with local government, developers, surveyors, inspectors and etc.
  • Community Service
  • Local Government Experience (EDC, Chamber of Commerce, Hickory, Conover & Catawba County)

Primary Date: May 8, 2018yourvotecounts


Campaign Mailing Address

Adams For NC House
PO Box 217
Hickory, NC 28603-0217

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