Mayor Ben McAdams, Dave Robinson to Discuss Issues in Public Forum

Hinckley Institute of Politics and Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute sponsor “Candidate Conversations” as part of INFORMED DECISIONS 2016

The two major-party candidates for Salt Lake County mayor will answer questions and lay out their vision for Utah’s future during a pre-election town hall.

Incumbent Mayor Ben McAdams and challenger Dave Robinson will join Hinckley Institute of Politics director Jason Perry to talk education, health care, air quality, and other issues during the Candidate Conversations event, part of the INFORMED DECISIONS 2016 public information campaign spearheaded by the Hinckley Institute of Politics and the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah.

Members of the public will be able to submit questions at the forum and on Twitter by using the hashtag #ID2016 (Informed Decisions 2016).

WHAT:                 INFORMED DECISIONS 2016 Candidate Conversations: Salt Lake County Mayor Race

WHEN:                 Monday, October 10, 2016

10:30 to 11:15 a.m.:         Mayor Ben McAdams

11:15 a.m. to noon:         Dave Robinson

WHERE:               Ivory Ballroom, Thomas S. Monson Center

411 East South Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

More information is available at


The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute and Hinckley Institute of Politics, in partnership with Deseret News and KSL, are pleased to present INFORMED DECISIONS 2016, a series of election products and events that will help voters make informed decisions in 2016. This year promises to be a banner election year in Utah. The state will elect a governor, four U.S. congressmen/women, a U.S. senator, and nearly 90 percent of the Utah Legislature, as well as many other state and local officials. INFORMED DECISIONS 2016 will help voters navigate this important election year with analysis of critical issues impacting our state. It will also provide candidates with an opportunity to explain their views on these and other issues.

About the Hinckley Institute of Politics

The Hinckley Institute of Politics is a bipartisan institute located on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City, Utah. Its purpose is to engage students in practical politics and in governmental, civic and political processes. It aims to promote a better understanding and appreciation of politics. It provides educational programs for students, public school teachers and the general public. Learn more at

 About the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute

The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah enhances Utah’s economy by placing data-driven research into the hands of decision makers. Housed within the David Eccles School of Business, its mission is to develop and share economic, demographic and public policy data and research that help community leaders make informed decisions. Located at the newly restored Thomas S. Monson Center on South Temple Street, the Gardner Policy Institute serves as a vital gathering place and center for independent economic, demographic and public policy thought leadership. Learn more at or by calling 801-587-3717.