Hello, District 62. My name is Roy Daryl Adams. As a lifelong resident to the Feliciana with family ties to the northern part of East Baton Rouge, I am excited to announce my candidacy for Louisiana State Representative for District 62. This seat was left vacant when Representative Kenny Havard was elected to West Feliciana Parish President on November 6, 2018.
A 1976 graduate of Jackson High School, I have long served my community as an active member of First Baptist Church of Jackson, attended Southwest Mississippi Junior College and Northeastern University in Monroe.
Adams Enterprises, a long-standing hallmark of the Jackson community, has been a small business that I have been proud to be a part of. Through this business, my parents Julia and the late Maurice Adams Sr. would help anyone in need. This experience, and these demonstrated behaviors, taught me from an early age to be willing to work hard and always to help others. I think my dad would be proud and I know that my mother is proud that I have continued their legacy to help those in need and give to organizations and to groups that do, too. I have also been an independent contractor for over 15 years for the The Capital City Press.
I have been married to my wife, Tanya, for 38 years. We have three wonderful sons, an amazing daughter, and three beautiful grandchildren. It is through these lives in which I gain strength, it is through the community that I have pride and through each other that I want to make us all stronger together. My children and grandchildren include Jarid Adams, who lives in St. Francisville; Jermi Adams and his wife, Ashley, live with their two children in Zachary. My daughter Jada and her husband, Jude Barber, live with their daughter in Metairie while my youngest son, Jayce, lives in Jackson.
To note, I am not running as a candidate for a particular party, but rather, as an Independent so that I can equally represent each and everyone living in our lovely District 62.