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Party election to replace McAdams in state Senate set for Dec. 1

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 14 2012 12:08 p.m. MST

New Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, and his wife, Julie, celebrate as Utah Democrats gather at the Salt Lake Sheraton on election night Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Tom Smart, Deseret News

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SALT LAKE CITY — Democratic delegates will meet Dec. 1 to elect a new state senator to replace Salt Lake County Mayor-elect Ben McAdams in the Utah Legislature.

Democrats seeking to fill the two years remaining in McAdams’ term representing Senate District 2 have until Nov. 26 to file with the Salt Lake County Democratic Party.

Utah State Democratic Party Chairman Jim Dabakis, outgoing Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon, former Salt Lake County Councilwoman Jenny Wilson and several others are already in the race.

The election will be held at 1 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Salt Lake County Council chambers. Only Democrats already chosen as delegates in Senate District 2 will be able to vote.

McAdams, a Democrat, has held the seat since 2009.

Lisa Riley Roche, Twitter: dnewspolitics

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