2019 Speakers

Congressman Ben McAdams


House Financial Service Committee

Congressman Ben McAdams is a seventh-generation Utahn who was raised in a family of eight. That’s where he learned hard work, honesty and duty to the community. He was the twice-elected mayor of Salt Lake County and a former Utah State Senator.

As mayor, he brought Republicans and Democrats together to get things done like addressing homelessness, forming partnerships with the private sector to create jobs and improve education—all while managing a balanced budget.  That is the same approach he brings to the U.S. House of Representatives.

He graduated from the University of Utah and Columbia Law School.  He practiced law in New York and Utah, assisting businesses with federal securities regulation compliance.  In the Utah State Senate, McAdams prioritized consumer protection and offered legislation to combat consumer fraud.

Congressman McAdams has been selected to serve on the House Financial Services Committee and the House Science, Space and Technology Committee.

He and his wife, fellow Columbia Law graduate, Julie, and their four kids live in Salt Lake City, where they enjoy hiking, soccer, baseball and the many cultural activities o

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