Senator Steve Urquhart says he thinks McAdams is the best choice for SLCO Mayor because of his fiscal conservatism. Why is a Senator from Southern Utah stepping into a mayoral race far removed from his district? Because, he says, Salt Lake County affects the whole state, and he's looking out for his district.
I am a Republican. Ben, of course, is a Democrat. But, my politics are driven by ideology, not tribalism. I am drawn to the Republican side, because I am more comfortable with Republicans' approach to budgeting. In the Senate, Ben and I have worked together (and, at times, apart) to craft a few budgets for the State. In this race, I have more trust with his hands on such a big and important budget.
Also, Ben really is an extraordinary person. Whether we agree or disagree on an issue, he is great to work with. Leadership requires the ability to truly listen and interact with others. Salt Lake County is a wonderfully diverse place, and I believe Ben will work effectively with everyone.