About Cherilyn Bacon Eagar
Talk Show Producer-Host, Blogger, Researcher, Commentator
U.S. Senate Candidate
In 2011 the Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News editorial boards named Cherilyn Eagar Wasatch Woman of the Year-Community Service Honoree, recognized as the first Republican woman to run for U.S. Senate in Utah as well as for her life time of service to community and charitable causes.
She has dedicated her life to promoting conservative principles, serving on political boards, as a state/county delegate and a campaign manager and a citizen lobbyist from the local school board, state legislature, Washington DC and at the U.N.
She serves on Phyllis Schlafly’s national committee (a close friend and advisor to Ronald Reagan and founder/president of Eagle Forum) on a variety of national projects including leadership development and candidate recruitment, constitutional studies and directing the national campaign to Restore Election Day.
She directed a state fund, the American Leadership Fund, to support conservative causes, campaigns and candidates that promote limited government, fiscal restraint and principled leadership. In 2013 she raised nearly $100,000 to defend Marriage between a man and a woman with amicus briefs in the 4th, 10th Circuit Courts and at the U.S. Supreme Court. She is a media relations consultant for ranchers who are fighting for their constitutional rights against the federal land grabs forcing them off their property.
Since 1989, she has been among the nation’s top researchers on education reforms and, along with Charlotte Iserbyt, former Senior Policy Advisor – U.S. Department of Education (Reagan Administration), in 1992 she established World Class Education Research, exposing Utah’s primary role in establishing the first pilot program of Outcome Based Education, currently called “Common Core.”
She was the co-author of the first state Family Education Rights and Privacy Act and was featured in two books on education reform as well as in Sean Hannity’s book Let Freedom Ring for her courageous religious liberty stance.
She has also served on many non-profit boards, raising funds for charities including serving as president of Utah-California Women, Utah Special Olympics and as a co-founder of a public interest law firm to defend pro-Life, pro-family, decency, parental rights, and community standards policies.
Producer-Host Talk Radio – Speaker
Cherilyn was a commentator on ABC Good Morning Utah and is featured on local and national TV and radio shows. She is the producer and host of The Liberty Lineup Radio Show on AM 630 KTKK, or online from 10-Noon daily, Mountain time. She has assembled a team of leaders in the conservative movement to co-host the daily shows.
She is a popular speaker locally and nationally on several topics:
- How to Protect Yourself from the Hostile Government Health Care Take-Over
- Beyond Common Core: How to Restore Local Control and Representative Government
- The Utah Caucus-Convention: Your Protection from Lobbyists, Party Bosses, Elitist Candidates and Incumbents
- Marriage and the Religious Liberty Challenge: What’s Next?
- What’s On the Agenda for YOUR Child After Anti-Discrimination? (Hint: “Transgender” bathroom accommodations and the U.N.’s campaign to lower of the age of consent to 10 years!)
- Does Utah Really Want a State BLM? Real Solutions for Land Rights
- Restoring the Constitution the Founders’ Way
- How to Solve the Breakdown of Checks and Balance and Stop Government Over-Reach (Hint: It’s not an Article V-Convention of the States or Any Kind of a Con-Con.)
- How to Keep Our Communities Safe During Troubling Political Times
- Scalia and Originalism
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Performing Arts Background
As a professional actor/singer, Cherilyn has performed leading and supporting roles in New York, on national tours and with regional theatres. Favorite roles were Pam in Baby, and the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Dallas Rep); Mary in Merrily We Roll Along, (Sondheim’s Southwest Premiere), and two runs of Side By Side By Sondheim (Stage West).
She developed the musical theatre summer program for Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theatre School and was the owner and managing director of the On Broadway Musical Theatre Workshop, rated by Back Stage as one of the top two Broadway musical theatre workshop programs along with NYU’s Cap 21 program in New York City.
She received highest ratings on the faculty of the Music Dance Theatre Department at Brigham Young University and at one of the top arts schools in the world – Orange County School of the Arts in Southern California.
In 1975 she played the leading role of “Julie” in the popular Mormon musical Saturday’s Warrior, and was a founding member of the BYU Young Ambassadors. She played Stepmother in Sondheim’s Into the Woods at the Hale Centre Theatre and the comedic villainess Velma Von Tussle in the Broadway hit Hairspray at the Ziegfeld Theatre in Ogden.
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Cherilyn was born and raised in Hollywood, California and graduated from Hollywood High School. She received a BA in Speech and Drama at Brigham Young University. She has lived in Dallas, Chicago, Denver, New York City, Phoenix, Provo, Utah and New Canaan, Connecticut. She is married to Utah’s REALTOR of the Year, Salesman of the Year and Educator of the Year Randy Eagar. They reside in Holladay, Utah and together they have seven children and sixteen grandchildren – “The reason why.”
When she’s not on the air at KTALK radio, she’s at the state capitol lobbying for limited government, writing, speaking, teaching religious classes, motivating others, blogging, and spending time with her family. In her “spare time” she loves to curl up with a good autobiography, political philosophy, or historical non-fiction book.