McAdams wins Salt lake County mayor's race

Wednesday , November 07, 2012 - 10:09 AM

McAdams 2012

Salt lake County Mayoral candidate Ben McAdams during his acceptance speech with his wife Julie,...

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SALT LAKE CITY— Democrat Ben McAdams has defeated Republican Mark Crockett in the race for Salt Lake County mayor.

McAdams credits his record as a fiscal conservative and support among moderate Republicans and independents for his victory Tuesday.

Unofficial results show he garnered nearly 55 percent of the vote to Crockett’s 45 percent.

The 37-year-old McAdams, a state senator, replaces Democrat Peter Caroon as mayor of the mostly Democratic county.

He’s a Mormon Democrat who earned a reputation for being able to work with legislators on both sides of the aisle during his tenure as a state senator.

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