Mayor Corroon among candidates for McAdams’ Senate seat

Posted at 9:53 PM, Nov 08, 2012
and last updated 2012-11-09 00:31:23-05

SALT LAKE CITY - When Ben McAdams won the election for Salt Lake County Mayor, he knew he would have to resign his post representing District 2 in the State Senate.

His fellow Democrats also knew it, and among those interested in the McAdams' old job is the one who currently holds McAdams' new job.

Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon thinks the Senate sounds like a nice change of pace after running Salt Lake County for eight years.

"This Senate race is the best of both worlds. I can get back in the private sector and yet stay in the public sector as well to be involved in public service," said Corroon.

Also in the running: former Salt Lake County Councilwoman Jenny Wilson. Wilson tells Fox 13 she thinks she could hit the ground running because of her experience on the Council and as former chief of staff to Congressman Wayne Owens.

"I've worked in those environments," said Wilson, "I have the relationships, I have the knowledge base and I'm set to go."

Wilson and Corroon join Utah Democratic Party Chairman Jim Dabakis, who told Fox 13's Dan Evans and Kerri Cronk that he plans to run during a live interview on Good Day Utah.

State Senate District 2 is centered in Salt Lake City's Avenues district. The area has a strong Democratic majority.