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,...


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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