Congratulations Senator McAdams

Senator Ben McAdams, Senate Minority Caucus Manager, is one of Utah’s “Forty under 40” movers and shakers in the February 2010 issue of Utah Business magazine, chosen from a lengthy list of youthful, energetic leaders of today and tomorrow.  This generation of leaders is confident, talented, and innovative as they shape and guide our future.

Senator McAdams graduated from the University of Utah where he was elected student body president.  He received his juris doctor degree from Columbia University in New York City.  Senator McAdams practiced law in Salt Lake City with Dorsey & Whitney and is now senior advisor to Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker.

Senator McAdams was instrumental in securing funding for the construction of the Airport TRAX line and for reconstruction of the North Temple viaduct.  He also played a key role in facilitating passage of Salt Lake City’s nondiscrimination ordinances.

Senator McAdams represents parts of Salt Lake City, South Salt Lake, and West Valley City.   “Senator McAdams remarked, “My colleagues in the legislature, both Republican and Democrat, are visionary, hard-working men and women.  Being able to contribute to the creative problem solving and passion for a better Utah is inspiring.”

Honoring our Latino Military Veterans

Senator Ross Romeroby Senator Ross Romero
Senate Minority Leader

I am pleased to be the Senate sponsor of the Citation recognizing Latino/Hispanic armed service members who defended our country.  Although much of the discussion on the Third Annual Latino Day on Utah’s Capitol Hill (February 16, 2011) focused on new Latino immigrants into our country, many Latino/Hispanics have historically been making contributions to our country day in and day out.   I appreciate this opportunity to celebrate the contributions Latinos/Hispanics have made to and for Utah and the United States.


Latino Military Veterans

Intern Corner: Bow Tie Friday’s

By Tyler Anderson, Intern for Senate Minority Leader Ross Romero

For those of you who know me for my usual hard-hitting, journalistic blog posts on the global environmental crisis, Mormon food storage, or, most recently, sharks, this post might come as a bit of a surprise. The truth is that while legislative interns may be known for their expert policy analysis, precise schedule management, and the ability to juggle multiple complex tasks simultaneously,  we also like to have fun. This is why I am joining with my House intern colleagues (as well as lobbyist interns) to sponsor the event: Bow Tie Fridays. Continue reading