Adam Mcfadden

When he was running for Congress, Rochester City Councilman Adam McFadden said that young people do not value life the way they should. He said that addressing violence is more complex than simply passing new laws.

We talk to him about trauma-informed care, and the complex solutions to violence in our community.


Four Rochester City Councilmembers were sworn in during ceremonies in crowded council chambers Monday afternoon.

South District representative Adam McFadden was happy to claim being the longest-serving member on the council. "This is my fourth time doing this. I don't get a clap for that?” He did.

McFadden will continue to chair the Public Safety, Youth and Recreation Committee, and told family, friends and colleagues he will dedicate his term to helping the people of Rochester.

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Rochester City Councilman Adam McFadden knew one of the victims in Wednesday night's drive-by shooting  and spoke with Beth Adams this morning about the tragedy.