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McAdams prepares for 'bittersweet' goodbye to DC

Posted at 4:05 PM, Dec 07, 2020

WASHINGTON — Thursday marks the last scheduled working day for US Representatives in Washington DC. After two years, Ben McAdams admits its bittersweet.

“I’ve loved public service. I have loved serving the people of Utah. It’s been an honor to do some good,” said Rep. McAdams.

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On Monday, he tells FOX 13 his proudest accomplishments include 13 pieces of legislation that passed with bipartisan support. With just a handful of days left, he’s aiming to pass two more before the clock runs out.

"Whatever my next chapter is, it will be a lot less stressful, a lot less toxic, it will be nice to be out of the public limelight for a little bit ,to enjoy a little privacy and a lot more time with my family,” Rep. McAdams said.

With a new year comes a new US representative. Republican Burgess Owens narrowly beat out Democrat McAdams in the District 4 race.

While he admits he feels like he has more to give, he’s looking forward to coming home.

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“My family is in Utah and I am here in DC. It has been hard to be away from them. We have, my wife and I, have four young kids. I’m excited to spend more time with them,” said Rep. McAdams.

McAdams says he’s weighing his options for the next stage in his life but he is certain it will include skiing with his family.