About Jim Adams
Jim Adams was elected Mayor of Crystal in 2012, and is seeking re-election for a second term in 2016. When he's not being Mayor, Jim is married, has three adult children, runs a remodeling construction business, and operates sober and transitional housing for about 30 men. In 2015 Jim retired from the West Metro Fire-Rescue district after 16 years as a firefighter.
- Fiscal Responsibility: Jim's common sense approach to finances saved Crystal taxpayers almost $6,000,000 in unnecessary interest expense- and he's not done yet.
- Government From a Citizen's Perspective: Under Mayor Adams, all citizens have a seat at the table, and all residents are treated with respect.
- Customer Service: Jim has led the charge to make our city government more transparent, open and responsive, and has promoted an attitude of customer service throughout the city.
We are living through an election cycle that has two presidential candidates that seem to have, at best, checkered pasts. Values such as integrity and consistency appear to be in short supply. Americans are looking for someone to support where character matters. Mayor Adams, in my experience, is such a person. Under ReNae Bowman, John Budziszewski, and company, I was publicly called names and lied about, because I didn’t like what was happening to my neighborhood and took a stand. … read more
Originally published in the SunPost To the Editor: As a longtime resident, I was looking to get involved in my community. In April, I joined my local DFL caucus. I volunteered to be on their candidate endorsement committee. We had a long list of candidates running for various offices to interview for possible support. This is where I had my first encounter with Crystal mayoral candidate ReNae Bowman. Bowman walked in and was extremely bold. I was taken aback by … read more
Originally published in the Sun Post To the Editor: As a longtime resident and volunteer in Crystal I have had the opportunity to work with both candidates for mayor in a variety of capacities, and this year I am supporting Jim Adams for Mayor of Crystal. In past elections, I have supported the other candidate, even circulating a letter to my Brownwood neighbors on her behalf. I believed that there would be a fair and equal treatment of all residents. … read more