Candidates debate for open Utah Senate seat

Posted on: 10:09 pm, November 27, 2012, by

SALT LAKE CITY — Six candidates hoping to fill outgoing state Senator Ben McAdams’ seat debated before an auditorium filled with delegates.

Senate District 2, which encompasses most of Salt Lake City’s east side, may be the most liberal district in the Utah State Legislature. Whoever replaces McAdams, who was recently elected Salt Lake County mayor, will be one of five Democrats in the Utah State Senate.

The candidates are: Will Carlson, Robert Comstock, Peter Corroon, Jim Dabakis, Brian Doughty and Jenny Wilson. Tuesday’s debate was sponsored by the group Alliance for a Better Utah and moderated by FOX 13′s Max Roth.

Full video of the debate will be posted by the Alliance for a Better Utah.