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About Adam

Adam graduating from Richard Montgomery High School
Adam and his father, former Rockville Mayor Steve Van Grack
Adam and son

Adam’s story is rooted in Rockville.


Adam was raised in Rockville and currently lives in the Rockshire neighborhood. After attending preschool in Twinbrook, Adam became a proud Montgomery County Public Schools alumnus graduating from Ritchie Park Elementary School, Robert Frost Middle School, and Richard Montgomery High School. Growing up in Rockville, Adam swam for the Woodley Gardens Swim Team and the Potomac Woods Swim Team, and his first job was in City Hall working in the City of Rockville’s Office of Human Resources.


In Rockville, Adam co-founded his own law firm where he now serves as Managing Partner. There, his legal work includes contract disputes, financial disputes, probate litigation, real estate matters, sports law, and business law. Adam regularly assists Rockville residents and Rockville businesses with their legal problems, and he primarily practices in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County in Rockville.


An active member of the Rockville Chamber of Commerce, Adam serves on the Public Policy Committee. There, Adam has advocated for greater public safety support from city and state governments, and for better zoning and infrastructure in Rockville to support our restaurants, shops, and businesses. Adam has also made multiple presentations through the Chamber of Commerce regarding legal advice for Rockville businesses and nonprofits.

Previously, Adam was appointed by the Governor to the Maryland Juvenile Justice Advisory Council where he addressed public safety, diversity, and changes to the criminal justice system. Adam also served on the legislative staff of the late U.S. Senator Paul Sarbanes working on land use, environmental, and natural resources issues. Adam currently serves on the Bar Association of Montgomery County’s Legal Ethics Committee and previously served as a Board Member of the clean-water charity, Waterkeepers Chesapeake. Adam has also volunteered for many local and national nonprofits including the Sierra Club, Alice Ferguson Foundation, Potomac Riverkeeper, March of Dimes, Calleva, and the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network.

Adam has played a leading national role in canoe and kayak sports. Prior to the 2016 Olympic Games, Adam was elected Chair of USA Canoe/Kayak (USACK), the U.S. Olympic governing body for the U.S. Canoe and Kayak Team. There, he partnered with athletes, streamlined administration of canoe and kayak sports in the U.S., and advocated for athletes’s rights. Following the 2016 Olympic Games, Adam became Chair of the U.S. Olympic Sport of Canoe Slalom where he continued his work with athletes, coaches, and Olympic officials. Adam is also a nationally-ranked whitewater kayaker, having won many major races including the Potomac Downriver Race five times and four state championships.


Adam is raising his son, Caleb, in Rockville, who currently attends Robert Frost Middle School and City of Rockville camps, just like Adam.


Now, Adam is running for the Rockville City Council to be our voice in city government—a son of Rockville giving back to the City that gave him so much.

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