SOURCE: Cherilyn Eagar for Congress 2012

Cherilyn Eagar for Congress 2012

August 16, 2011 15:00 ET

Salt Lake County Resident Cherilyn Eagar Announces Plan to Run for U.S. Congress in 2012

Eagar Targets 2nd Congressional District Seat Held by Democrat Incumbent Jim Matheson

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - Aug 16, 2011) - City of Holladay resident and business owner Cherilyn Eagar today announced that she will seek Utah's Second Congressional District seat currently held by Congressman Jim Matheson (D-UT).

Eagar joins like-minded women nationwide who are increasingly concerned by the current job and debt crisis. She brings her own uncompromising political integrity, bold leadership, and a trusted record of commonsense results to the national congressional stage in the fight to stop out-of-control Washington, D.C. Eagar is committed to putting the United States back on track toward growth and prosperity.

A core focus, Eagar will fight to restore the American Dream. "Our Democratic incumbent is a prime example of the problem throughout Congress. The American Conservative Union gives Matheson a dismal 38 percent rating for the billions he has contributed to our national debt."

Eagar adds, "His record shows that he has abandoned principles of limited government and fiscal accountability. His recent vote to support President Barack Obama's latest proposal to raise the debt limit is just one example. His support of ObamaCare is another."

Among Eagar's concerns which led to her decision was a recent report showing that Utah had lost 15,000 blue collar jobs. Eagar cites Matheson's record showing support for high taxes and burdensome regulations which she says are crippling free enterprise and sending jobs overseas. "Our incumbent, his party and the President he supports all stand for big government, big spending, big debt, and big labor unions hurting their own members," said Eagar. "He's out of touch with Utah's values."

Eagar continues: "My message of putting America first resonates with a growing and broad base of support from Republicans and Tea Party members, Independents and Democrats alike who are fed up with the federal spending spree. We are well-positioned to take this seat back. I look forward to continuing to serve the community where I live and where for many years our family has worked and helped grow Holladay's real estate."

Eagar entered the U.S. Senate race in 2010, and by so doing became the first Republican woman to have run for that office. Eagar's grassroots campaign received stronger than expected support from Salt Lake County GOP delegates. Earlier this year, the Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News editorial boards named Eagar "Wasatch Woman of the Year" Community Honoree. She was recognized for her lifelong service to community, family, and non-profit organizations as a citizen lobbyist at the state, national, and international levels.

Eagar also plans to focus on a top, national priority: Defund and repeal ObamaCare. "Balancing the budget is a priority. As long as ObamaCare goes forward, we will never balance the budget or achieve quality medical care," she said.

Backing Eagar is the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons PAC, the doctor's advocacy group that successfully defeated HillaryCare and the only doctor's association that filed a lawsuit against the legislation.

Others who have announced their support of Eagar's run for Congress include: Phyllis Schlafly's National Eagle Forum PAC; the U.S. Immigration Reform PAC; Congressman Tom Tancredo's Team America PAC; and several Utah State legislators including Representatives Fred Cox, Todd Kiser, Curt Oda, and Senator Aaron Osmond.

About Cherilyn Eagar
With a lifetime of conservative political experience, Cherilyn Eagar has prepared well for political election or appointment. Her qualifications are demonstrated through consistent strong work ethics and her support of principled values. Eagar has served her community in charitable, family advocacy and conservative political activist roles. She has a comprehensive understanding of the daunting fiscal and social issues facing America today. In 2010, Eagar ran for the U.S. Senate seat in Utah and was recognized for presenting the "most inspirational speech of the day" at the Utah Republican Convention. Eagar continues to be involved in many issues, providing strategic leadership, research and solutions in connection with pending legislation at the state, national, and international levels. For more information about Cherilyn Eagar, go to or Facebook and Twitter.

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