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Political season begins with senate hopeful visit

Guest Writer

US Senate Candidate Cherilyn Eagar from Sandy, came to Emery County to meet with Senior Citizens of Emery County at the Senior Citizens Center in Castle Dale. Bill Dellos the Emery County Republican Chairman invited Eagar, a successful business woman, to Emery County, where he had made arrangements for her to tell the Senior Citizens why she was running for the Senate. During the Tuesday luncheon at the Senior Citizen Center, Eager explained the she was a true Conservative Republican in favor of government fiscal restraint, limited government, free market solutions, energy independence and a strong national defense. She wants to stop the degradation of the Constitution by politicians that stretch Article 1 Section 8 and Article 2 to fit their desires. She said she would be a strong defender of the Constitution.

Eager reminded everyone the greatest danger to the United States of America is not the threat of terrorism, or threats from some other country, but the greatest danger comes from within the US by people who want to change the Constitution, or to change laws that will make the US weaker and into a socialist country.

Eagar said that she is eager to go back to Washington and help clean up the mess that has been made there. She told how Senator Bennett is a pork barrel politician with one of the highest records for putting earmarks on bills going through Congress. She strongly believes that she can win the 2010 election over Senator Bennett.

Stopping by the old County Court House, Eager was able to meet with Commissioners Jeff Horrocks and Gary Kofford as well as some of the Public Lands Council. They gave her a map of proposed wilderness plans for Emery County.

After answering many questions at the Senior Citizens Center and from the Commissioners, Eager was taken to the San Rafael Museum and the Huntington Power plant for a tour arranged by Dellos.

At the Huntington Power Plant, Clyde Huntsman explained to Eagar how the power plant functioned and then gave her and her party a tour of the plant. They saw the big furnace that burns coal dust at more than 2,000 degrees, the generator, the control room with its bank of computer consoles, the power lines that carry power to California and the Wasatch front, and the piles of clinkers or ashes from the furnace. If anyone could find a way to use this waste material they could possibly make a fortune.

Eager said she was quite impressed by the great reception she received from the people of Emery County.

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