Scott McAdams

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Scott McAdams
Scott McAdams Alaska.jpg
Mayor of Sitka
In office
October 10, 2008 – October 18, 2010
Preceded by Marko Dapcevich
Succeeded by Cheryl Westover
Personal details
Born (1970-10-10) October 10, 1970 (age 44)
Orange, California, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Romee McAdams
Children Kaity
Chloe
Gavin
Alma mater Sheldon Jackson College

Scott T. McAdams[1] (born October 10, 1970)[2] is an Alaskan politician. He has served as a school board member and mayor of Sitka, Alaska[3] and came in third against Joe Miller and Lisa Murkowski in the 2010 US senator's race[4] after running for and winning the Democratic Party's nomination for the United States Senate seat held by Lisa Murkowski.[5]

Early life and career[edit]

McAdams was born in Orange, California. He moved to Petersburg, Alaska in 1977 at age 7 and grew up there.[1] He left Alaska during his high school years, but came back to Petersburg, eventually settling in Sitka. McAdams graduated from Sheldon Jackson College in Sitka[6] with a bachelor's degree in education.[1]

McAdams went on leave without pay from his job as director of Sitka Community Schools, part of the Sitka School District, while he campaigned for the U.S. Senate seat.[7] He began work for the school district in October 2009, after working as the supervisor of protection and visitors service at the Sheldon Jackson Museum.[8]

Political career[edit]

McAdams served six years on the Sitka School Board.[6] He served as the board's president from 2005 to 2008[1] and served a term as the president of the Association of Alaska School Boards.[9] McAdams was elected to a two-year term as the mayor of Sitka, Alaska in 2008. After choosing not to run again in the city election for mayor, McAdams' term ended on the 26th of October, 2010. He was succeeded by Cheryl Westover.[10]

2010 U.S. Senate campaign[edit]

McAdams defeated Jacob Seth Kern and Frank Vondersaar for the Democratic Senate nomination on August 24, 2010.[5] In the general election, McAdams continued on to face the Republican nominee, former U.S. magistrate judge Joe Miller, and the incumbent, Lisa Murkowski,[11] who launched a write-in candidacy.[9] McAdams received 23.5% of the vote, to Miller's 35.5% and Murkowski's 39.5%.[12]

Personal life[edit]

McAdams is married to Romee McAdams. Their three children are Kaity, Chloe and Gavin.[13] McAdams is adopted into the Tlingit Daḵl'aweidí clan.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d State of Alaska – Official Election Pamphlet – November 2, 2010 (PDF) (Region I ed.). Juneau: State of Alaska Division of Elections. 2010. p. 17. Retrieved October 15, 2010. 
  2. ^ "On the Campaign Trail: Scott McAdams - Fox News Video". Video.foxnews.com. October 12, 2010. Retrieved October 27, 2010. 
  3. ^ Scott McAdams biography Scott McAdams for US Senate.
  4. ^ Bohrer, Becky (September 18, 2010). "Murkowski mounting write-in bid for Alaska Senate". Associated Press. Retrieved September 18, 2010. "Murkowski faces tough odds with her write-in candidacy. She has lost support from members within the Republican establishment, who are backing the Republican nominee, Joe Miller." 
  5. ^ a b Anchorage Daily News: 2010 unofficial primary election results
  6. ^ a b Giammona, Craig (August 30, 2010). "McAdams Takes Leave to Wage Campaign". Sitka Sentinel (Sitka, Alaska: Verstovia Corp.). Retrieved October 11, 2010.  (subscription required)
  7. ^ Giammona, Craig (September 20, 2010). "McAdams Confident in Three-Way Race". Sitka Sentinel (Sitka, Alaska: Verstovia Corp.). Retrieved October 10, 2010.  (subscription required)
  8. ^ Haugland, Shannon (September 23, 2009). "McAdams Takes Over Community School". Sitka Sentinel (Sitka, Alaska: Verstovia Corp.). Retrieved October 10, 2010.  (subscription required)
  9. ^ a b "AlaskaDispatch.com: Meet Scott McAdams, An Alaska Democrat And U.S. Senate Candidate". Huffington Post. September 4, 2010. Retrieved October 27, 2010. 
  10. ^ Ronco, Ed (October 27, 2010). "Westover sworn in as mayor". Raven Radio, KCAW (Sitka). Retrieved October 27, 2010. 
  11. ^ McCormick, John; O'Connor, Patrick (September 17, 2010). "Murkowski Says She Will Run as Write-In Candidate in Senate Race in Alaska". Bloomberg. Retrieved October 30, 2010. 
  12. ^ Ronco, Ed (November 4, 2010). "McAdams happy with campaign, despite loss". Raven Radio, KCAW (Sitka). Retrieved November 5, 2010. 
  13. ^ Daily Kos: I'm running for Alaska's U.S. Senate Seat
  14. ^ "Dear AFN Delegates" (Press release). Scott McAdams for US Senate. October 2010. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Marko Dapcevich
Mayor of Sitka
2008–2010
Succeeded by
Cheryl Westover
Party political offices
Preceded by
Tony Knowles
Democratic nominee for U.S. Senator from Alaska
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