U.S. Representative for Utah's 4th congressional district. He defeated incumbent Mia Love in 2018.
McAdams is a member of Blue Dog Coalition and Problem Solvers Caucus,
From 2013 to 2019 he served as mayor of Salt Lake County, and from 2009 to 2012 he was the Utah state senator from the 2nd district, which includes Salt Lake City, South Salt Lake, and a portion of West Valley.
After graduating from Columbia Univ. School of Law, McAdams briefly worked in New York City as an associate at the law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell. He and his family then returned to Utah, where he joined the law firm Dorsey & Whitney in Salt Lake City, working in securities law. McAdams later became Senior Advisor to Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker.