Jay Stands For Jobs

Re-Elect Jay Adams for 96th District House Representative


A Short Message From Jay

I am a life long Republican and I want to continue to represent you in Raleigh. I will continue to 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.

The person that holds the 96th District seat should 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.

Rep. Destin Hall and Jay Adams

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 attract businesses and industries to move to our area, bringing good jobs with them.

This is one battle we won... HB 152, New Historic Preservation Tax Credits

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 that of North Carolina. "Excellence in Education" is absolutely essential. True excellence can only be achieved through diverse educational opportunities. Educational choice provides opportunities for students, families, and teachers. 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.

Jay served on the Board of the Peaks to Piedmont Girl Scout Council for several years. He is a member of the Elks Club and a former member of Rotary and was a Paul Harris Fellow.

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 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Their son is a senior at N.C. State studying business. He is an Air Force cadet and will enter the United States Air Force upon graduation.

Jay and wife Donna at a Crawdad's game.