Ben McAdams is the twice-elected mayor of Salt Lake County and a seventh generation Utahn who was raised in a family of eight. That’s where he learned hard work, honesty, and duty to the community.
As mayor, he brought Republicans and Democrats together to get things done like addressing homelessness, forming partnerships with the private sector to create jobs and improve education — all while managing a balanced budget. Ben will take these Utah values to Washington and work with parties on both sides of the aisle to support opportunities for all Utahns and find solutions to the nation’s challenges.
Ben graduated from the University of Utah and Columbia Law School. He practiced law in New York and Utah. Ben was elected to the Utah State Senate in 2008, representing Salt Lake City, South Salt Lake, and West Valley City. He and his wife, fellow Columbia Law graduate, Julie, and their four kids live in Salt Lake City, where they enjoy hiking, soccer, baseball and the many cultural activities offered throughout the Beehive State.