|Mayor of Salt Lake County|
|Preceded by||Peter Corroon|
|Member of the Utah Senate
from the 2nd district
January 2009 – January 2013
|Preceded by||Scott McCoy|
|Succeeded by||Jim Dabakis|
|Born||December 5, 1974|
|Alma mater||University of Utah
Ben McAdams (born December 5, 1974) is an American politician and attorney from Utah. A Democrat, he is the Salt Lake County Mayor, a position he has held since January 2013. Formerly, McAdams was a member of the Utah State Senate, representing the state's 2nd senate district in Salt Lake County including Salt Lake City, South Salt Lake City and a portion of West Valley.
McAdams has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Utah and a JD from Columbia Law School. He subsequently worked as an associate at the New York law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell in corporate finance and as the Senior Advisor for Intergovernmental Affairs for Salt Lake City under Mayor Ralph Becker. He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
In November 2011, McAdams announced his campaign to succeed Peter Corroon as mayor of Salt Lake County, Utah. On November 6, 2012, Ben McAdams was elected with 54% of the vote, defeating Republican nominee Mark Crockett.
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- Robert Gehrke, 'Senate: No hearing for anti-discrimination bill', in The Salt Lake Tribune, Feb 28, 2011 
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