|Mayor of Sitka|
October 10, 2008 – October 18, 2010
|Preceded by||Marko Dapcevich|
|Succeeded by||Cheryl Westover|
October 10, 1970 |
Orange, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||Sheldon Jackson College|
Scott T. McAdams (born October 10, 1970) is an Alaskan politician. He has served as a school board member and mayor of Sitka, Alaska and came in third against Joe Miller and Lisa Murkowski in the 2010 US senator's race after running for and winning the Democratic Party's nomination for the United States Senate seat held by Lisa Murkowski.
Early life and career
McAdams was born in Orange, California. He moved to Petersburg, Alaska in 1977 at age 7 and grew up there. 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 with a bachelor's degree in education.
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. 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.
McAdams served six years on the Sitka School Board. He served as the board's president from 2005 to 2008 and served a term as the president of the Association of Alaska School Boards. 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.
2010 U.S. Senate campaign
McAdams defeated Jacob Seth Kern and Frank Vondersaar for the Democratic Senate nomination on August 24, 2010. In the general election, McAdams continued on to face the Republican nominee, former U.S. magistrate judge Joe Miller, and the incumbent, Lisa Murkowski, who launched a write-in candidacy. McAdams received 23.5% of the vote, to Miller's 35.5% and Murkowski's 39.5%.
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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.
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- Daily Kos: I'm running for Alaska's U.S. Senate Seat
- "Dear AFN Delegates" (Press release). Scott McAdams for US Senate. October 2010.
- Scott McAdams for U.S. Senate official campaign site
- Profile at Project Vote Smart
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Campaign contributions at OpenSecrets.org
|Mayor of Sitka
|Party political offices|
|Democratic nominee for U.S. Senator from Alaska