Politics Up Close: Mayor Candidate & State Senator Ben McAdams

Sen. Ben McAdams (D-Salt Lake City), Mayoral Candidate

(KCPW News) State Senator Ben McAdams has been a rising star in the Utah Democratic Party. The senior adviser to Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker was chosen by his party to fill a vacancy in the Utah Senate starting in 2010, and since then, the young politician has made a name for himself by speaking out in his quiet but humorous style. Now, he’s running for Salt Lake County Mayor, hoping to succeed retiring incumbent Peter Corroon. We talked with McAdams about his accomplishments in his relatively short political career so far, and how he plans to beat his opponents, which include one of his own Democratic Senate colleagues.


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