McAdams wins Salt Lake County mayor’s race

Nov 7 2012 - 11:09am

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Salt Lake County Mayoral candidate Ben McAdams during his acceptance speech with his wife Julie, holding daughter Kate at the Utah Democratic Party headquarters at Salt Lake Sheraton Hotel Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Leah Hogsten)
Salt Lake County mayoral candidate Ben McAdams stops his acceptance speech with his wife Julie so the crowd could listen to President Barack Obama's victory speech at the Utah Democratic Party headquarters at Salt Lake Sheraton Hotel Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Leah Hogsten)
Salt Lake County mayor candidate Ben McAdams makes his victory speech at the Salt Lake Sheraton Hotel, Democratic headquarters on election night Wednesday Nov. 7, 2012 in Salt Lake City. McAdams' wife Julie and left, holding their daughter Kate. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Trent Nelson)
Salt Lake County Mayoral candidate Ben McAdams during his acceptance speech with his wife Julie, holding daughter Kate at the Utah Democratic Party headquarters at Salt Lake Sheraton Hotel Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Leah Hogsten)
Salt Lake County mayoral candidate Ben McAdams stops his acceptance speech with his wife Julie so the crowd could listen to President Barack Obama's victory speech at the Utah Democratic Party headquarters at Salt Lake Sheraton Hotel Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Leah Hogsten)
Salt Lake County mayor candidate Ben McAdams makes his victory speech at the Salt Lake Sheraton Hotel, Democratic headquarters on election night Wednesday Nov. 7, 2012 in Salt Lake City. McAdams' wife Julie and left, holding their daughter Kate. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Trent Nelson)

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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