Biography and Background

Ben Adams is a veteran of two combat tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines, a professional speaker and advocate for veterans suffering post-traumatic stress syndrome, and a former Nampa High School freshman football coach.

He was elected to the Idaho House of Representatives in 2020 and served one term before being elected to the state Senate where he serves on the following committees: Resources and Environment – Vice Chair, Finance, and Local Government and Taxation.

Ben is the son of Christian missionaries and he spent eight years of his childhood in Ukraine.

Returning to the U.S., Adams’ family located in Emmett, where his father served as pastor of Community Bible Church, and where Adams attended and played football and basketball for Emmett High School.

He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 2009 and served two combat tours in Helmand Province, Afghanistan with 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine regiment.

After leaving the Marine Corps in 2014, Adams worked as a project manager for Resto Clean restoration company in Nampa and was the wide receivers coach for Nampa High School’s freshman football team, before using the G.I. Bill benefits to attend Boise State University.

Adams has been married 13 years to his wife Rebecca, who homeschools their two children, Dylan and Phoebe. Ben and Rebecca are members of Crossroads Community Church in Nampa.

Top 3 Issues

Issue 1

Individual Liberty Every American has the right to life, liberty, and property. Ownership of one’s self is a founding principle of our Republic and I will work tirelessly to ensure that Government is not infringing on the rights of the free People of Idaho. “Every man has a property in his own person. This right nobody has a right to, but himself.” – John Locke

Issue 2

2nd Amendment The second amendment is the citizen’s last line of defense against an oppressive government, and I will NEVER vote for any form of gun control. Red Flag laws are a prime example of legislation being forced on us by the Federal Government and anti-Second Amendment groups. You can count on my NO vote against any law that infringes your constitutional right to keep and bear arms. “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” – Thomas Jefferson

Issue 3

Right to Life and Pro-life We are created by God and have been endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, the first of which is the Right to Life. Every life is valuable, and I am an outspoken advocate for the unborn and for the expectant mothers who are caught in difficult circumstances. “We cannot diminish the value of one category of human life–the unborn–without diminishing the value of all human life.” – Ronald Reagan

Integrity in Affiliation

Submission: Yes
“I have read the Idaho Constitution and the Idaho Republican Party Platform. Except for the provisions specifically noted below, I support the Idaho Republican Party Platform and accept it as the standard by which my performance as a candidate and as an officeholder should be evaluated. I certify that I am not a candidate, officer, delegate or position holder in any party other than the Republican Party.”
Article 3, Section 4.
As a homeschool graduate of Idaho, I am a beneficiary of school choice and continue to support its implementation, both in and out of the public school system.
I do not support Education Savings Accounts as the method of reform for our public school funding formula. Our current funding formula is based on attendance, already putting our rural schools at a disadvantage, and the challenge of implementing such a reform would almost certainly not hold our rural schools harmless.
I support education tax credits and the use of 529 savings accounts as an alternative to expand school choice in Idaho.

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