Adam Gordon Sachs has garnered 2,277 votes in his two unsuccessful runs for public office in Maryland, Howard County Council in 2006 and Maryland state delegate in 2014. Sachs’ run for state delegate was the basis for his unvarnished look at electoral politics, the exhilaration and disillusionment, the meaningfulness and corruption: Don’t Knock, He’s Dead: A Longshot Candidate Gets Schooled in the Unseemly Underbelly of American Campaign Politics.
Sachs is pursuing a master’s degree clinical mental health counseling at Loyola University-Maryland (2017 graduation) and has been interning as a therapist at outpatient community mental health clinics. Prior to working in health care public relations, Sachs’ journalism career included working as a news reporter for the Baltimore Sun, a sports reporter for the Sarasota (FL) Herald-Tribune, and a staff writer for NFL Properties.
Sachs’ first novel, Three Yards and a Plate of Mullet, is a humorous romp through 1980s Florida, a cross between Friday Night Lights and The Hangover. Three Yards describes the travails of a rookie sportswriter in a backwater Florida town covering an intense season of high school football, stumbling into a conspiracy and going head-to-head against the ruthless, win-at-all-costs coach from the town’s dynastic family.
Sachs lives in Columbia, Maryland with his wife, Amy. He has two children, Rebecca and Daniel.