I’m a Republican, and I support Ben McAdams for Salt Lake County Mayor (OK, I know that’s a worn out line these days).
I only rarely vote for Democrats. I am, after all, a Republican for a reason. But for someone like Ben McAdams, I make an exception.
My first introduction to McAdams came because of his opposition to H.B. 477, the Utah legislature’s misguided effort at reforming GRAMA, Utah’s freedom of information law. McAdams was one of a relative few legislators (nearly all Democrats, unfortunately) who opposed the bill — and did so eloquently and effectively.
I was impressed. I liked what I heard and started to watch him more closely.