SALT LAKE CITY -- Syracuse City Attorney Will Carlson is among a group of eight candidates vying for a state Senate seat being vacated by Salt Lake County mayor-elect Ben McAdams.
Carlson joins a crowded field in the field for Senate District 2 that includes current county mayor Peter Coroon, state Democratic Party Chairman Jim Dabakis and Jenny Wilson, a member of the Salt Lake City Council, Robert Comstock, Brian Doughty, and Jon Watkins.
Appointed as city attorney earlier this year, Carlson ran unsuccessfully for a school board seat in 2010. If elected he would be the second openly gay senator to represent the district on the hill. Scott McCoy was the first openly gay senator in the state and represented the district from 2005 to 2010.