Ben McAdams is a U.S. Congressman representing the fourth district of Utah since January 3, 2019. He unseated Republican incumbent Mia Love in a tight election. McAdams is the only Democratic member of Utah’s congressional delegation.
Before his election, he served as twice-elected mayor of Salt Lake County (2009 to 2012) and was a former Utah State Senator.
McAdams was born on December 5, 1974, in West Bountiful, Utah. He holds degrees from Columbia Law School and the University of Utah. He practiced law in New York and Utah, assisting businesses with federal securities regulation compliance. He also served as Senior Advisor to Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker. He was an adjunct faculty member at the University of Utah College of Law.
His wife, Julie, is also a Columbia Law School graduate. They are the parents of four children and live in Salt Lake City. He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served a full-time mission to Brazil.