ST. GEORGE – Utah Republican candidate for the House of Representatives 2nd Congressional District and St. George attorney, Larry Meyers, is ready to change the way they do business in Washington, D.C. But first, he has to earn his party’s nomination at the state convention held this Saturday in Salt Lake City.
A self-described concerned citizen, Larry Meyers is running for office because he wants to go to Congress to try to make a difference for our country, he said.
“People may think of me as an attorney, or as a Republican, or other roles I have in the community,” Larry Meyers said, “but really, the reason I am running is because I am concerned about our country.”
Stop big government
Among the concerns Larry Meyers has is the size of the federal government; that it is too big and powerful, and that they are spending too much money. And he said he believes that he can change that.
“I feel like I am someone who can go back and try to stop that, to say no,” the candidate said, “to try to get the government to balance the budget, to not invade our privacy, to not threaten us with guns and tasers and attack dogs.”
“We need a government that is friendly to the people, not a threat to us,” he said.
Threats like the recent scuffle between rancher Cliven Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management. Larry Meyers disagreed with the way the BLM was handling it and to that effect he went down to the controversy to show his support for other concerned citizens, he said.
“It just looked like the BLM was out of control, they were using excessive force against unarmed citizens,” he said, “so I wanted to go show my opposition to that, that I didn’t think that was right and to call on the BLM to stop.”
Service in the Republican Party
Larry Meyers has been a member of the Republican Party since he attended college at Brigham Young University and has served the party as a Washington County delegate, as a state delegate and a national delegate.
He has also served as a county leader, a precinct leader and as a county vice-chair.
As an active and longtime member of the Republican Party, Larry Meyers has worked hard to keep the party true to its platform and its conservative principles, he said, and believes that is what separates him most from the other candidates in his race.
“I think I am the one who has been most active over the years on some of these key conservative issues,” Larry Meyers said.
Issues like limited government, cutting spending, getting back to (the government’s) proper constitutional role, protecting our liberties and our constitutional rights, he said.
“I am the one who has the philosophy that we have got to cut government now,” Larry Meyers said, “we have got to make these changes in the next couple years or things are going to be too far gone to turn it around whereas Chris Stewart, our current congressman, is just going along with what’s happening and not trying to make immediate changes.”
Larry Meyers cited Stewart’s support of the current plan to balance the budget in 10 years and believes that it isn’t aggressive enough. Larry Meyers supports a proposal put forth by the Republican Study Committee, a group of conservative Republicans in congress, who want to balance the budget in four years.
Larry Meyers also disagrees with Stewart’s voting recording, he said, stating that he is too closely aligned with Speaker of the House John Boehner and other more moderate Republicans instead of the more conservative, Tea Party Republicans.
An ally on the campaign trail
Throughout the campaign Larry Meyers has had one solid ally, his wife, Marlee Meyers. The couple met through a common interest in politics, Marlee Meyers said, and she has supported him throughout their marriage, the raising of their three boys, and now his campaign.
“After 24-plus years of marriage and countless hours on the campaign trail, we still like each other,” Marlee Meyers said.
Marlee Meyers represented her husband at the Washington County Republican Convention and is equally passionate about conservative political ideals and her husband’s ability to put them in place.
Having once worked to get Rep. Chris Stewart elected, Marlee Meyers has become disappointed with his voting record, she said, and puts all her support behind her husband.
“I thought he would vote differently,” Marlee Meyers said, “we don’t have to go into the D.C. two-step, I know Larry, he won’t be persuaded to vote against his principles.”
- Learn more about Larry Meyers by visiting his FaceBook page
Posts related to Utah GOP state convention
- Vickers, Anderson face off again for senate District 28
- Congressional hopeful Zachary Hartman banks on brutal honesty
- Larry Meyers announces run for U.S. House against Stewart
- Stewart named top conservative by American Conservative Union
- Stewart, Bishop on president’s proposed budget; Hatch addresses Senate Finance Committee
Copyright St. George News, SaintGeorgeUtah.com LLC, 2014, all rights reserved.