Democrats worked very hard to elect Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams to the U.S. House of Representatives. The final result of all that effort was his victory after a touch-and-go period of ballot reporting. Utah, despite the gerrymandering, had elected someone to represent the non-Republican residents of the state.

Then we learned that the joke was on us. McAdams revealed himself to be a Democrat in name only. Like his predecessor Jim Matheson, he plans to vote with the Republicans against Nancy Pelosi for speaker of the House. He may vote for a Republican instead.

Well, in two more years, we will have another chance. Maybe next time, we will elect a real Democrat.

Bill Park, West Jordan