Larry Meyers; concerned citizen, conservative voice

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.

Larry Meyers, Republican candidate for Utah's 2nd Congressional District poses for a head shot for his campaign, St. George, Utah, date not given | Photo courtesy of Marlee Meyers
Larry Meyers, Republican candidate for Utah’s 2nd Congressional District poses for a head shot for his campaign, St. George, Utah, date not given | Photo courtesy of Marlee Meyers

“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.

More conservative

“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.

St. George attorney and candidate for Utah's 2nd Congressional District, Larry Meyers addresses delegates as part of his campaign, St. George, Utah, date not given | Photo courtesy of Marlee Meyers
St. George attorney and candidate for Utah’s 2nd Congressional District, Larry Meyers addresses delegates as part of his campaign, St. George, Utah, date not given | Photo courtesy of Marlee Meyers

“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.”


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  • IstandwithCliven April 22, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    We definitely need more constitutional conservatives like this in Washington! To all those who don’t know or have forgotten, the government works for the people. We don’t work for the government. Limited government and fiscal responsibility is what our founders wanted in our leaders. And I will look forward to hearing all the “this guys a right wing nut” comments!

  • Obama's gonna take our guns!!! April 23, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Nope, even this guy is too liberal in my book.

    • Brian April 23, 2014 at 9:36 am

      I’ve known Larry for 12 years and have worked with him closely on a number of things, and I’ve yet to see a single thing that gets within 50 miles of “liberal”, let alone “too liberal”. Care to mention something specific?

  • Brian April 23, 2014 at 9:29 am

    You you want someone to talk the talk (tell us one thing, but do another), keep Chris Stewart in. I was so excited when he went back (I love his books and his talk about conservative principles), but his voting record sucks. We don’t need another Hatch, McCain, or Boehner in DC, and Christ Stewart is already on track to become exactly that. If we let Christ Stewart stay in DC after saying one thing and doing another, we’re telling all future politicians “Lie to us during the election, we’ll let it slide and you can have a high paid career and a huge pension”. Larry Meyers has a long track record of conservative ACTION and is rock solid on conservative principles. Fire Chris Stewart!

  • CBTMEDIC87 April 23, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    Chris Stewart voted in favor of the same republican study committee budget that balances the budget in 4 years. The House voted on it just a couple of weeks ago. It seems to me that Larry doesn’t do his homework on any of the issues. He simply accuses Chris Stewart of things that are factually inaccurate and attempts to mislead voters into thinking that Chris is some liberal. It is quite the opposite though. Chris Stewart has been a faithful, conservative, representative of the people who sent him to DC last election. I don’t presume that Larry is lying outright to try and get to DC but his sloppiness in researching the issues indicates that he clearly is not fit to represent the fine people of the 2nd district. He is quick to use prefabricated arguments or talking points because he has nothing else to run on. Larry may disagree with Chris 1% of the time but the disagreement is very likely to be based upon larry’s own misunderstanding of the issues. Larry has said that Chris voted in favor of raising spending with food stamps. After looking into the issue I found out that food stamp spending was actually decreased. I went down the entire list of disagreements and found out that Larry must have not done any research at all because it didn’t take me long to find out the truth. Chris Stewart has a conservative record of defending our liberties and will continue to do a great job of standing up against a growing government. Chris Stewart is the right man for the job and I will support him in his bid for reelection!

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