On June 25, 2014, ADAMS was pleased to welcome a visit by VA US Senate Candidate Ed Gillespie, the Republican nominee for the 2014 election. This is Mr. Gillespie’s first visit to the ADAMS center. After a private meeting and dialogue with members of ADAMS Board of Trustees, Mr. Gillespie addressed the community members attending the Maghrib prayers at the Center. Mr. Gillespie was very interested in hearing about the issues and priorities of concern to our Community, and to discuss his plans and aspirations for the Senate race, and for his tenure as Senator if he is successful in the election. He very much appreciated the very warm welcome from our community, and promised to return many times before the election, and after the election if he be elected. We invited him to come also to ADAMS for any Jum’a prayers, and for the planned Interfaith Iftar in mid-July.