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A STRONG PRO-FAMILY VOICE FOR UTAH

Merrilee Boyack is an author, attorney, and advocate for families who is seeking election to Utah's House of Representatives in District 56.

About Merrilee Boyack

Merrilee Boyack is an author, attorney, and advocate for families seeking election to Utah's House of Representatives in District 56.

CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCEMENT:

SUCCESS: Merrilee won at the Utah County Republican convention with 62% of the vote, defeating the incumbent. (He will still be on the primary ballot this June.)

Merrilee Boyack is an estate-planning attorney, author, and advocate for families. For over 30 years she has been a professional lecturer speaking all over the country, featured for many years at BYU Education Week and Time Out for Women speaking to large crowds about family, parenting, and religious topics.

Merrilee is a prolific author and has written over a dozen books on topics ranging from parenting and family to service and spiritual development.

Merrilee has previously served as a city councilwoman and deputy mayor in her city. More recently, she has been serving as president of the Utah chapter of Family Watch International and executive director of the worldwide organization, working to protect the family at the international level at the United Nations while also engaging on political issues that affect the family here in Utah. She founded and chairs Abortion-Free Utah to protect the life of the unborn and has also created the Empowered Families Coalition of pro-family organizations in Utah to support family and traditional values. Merrilee is a passionate community activist working to protect traditional values and liberties.

Merrilee graduated with High Honors from Brigham Young University with a degree in Business Management—Finance and was a summa cum laude graduate from University of Santa Clara Law School. She and her husband Steve live in Lehi and have four adult sons and two grandchildren who live in the area.

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Merrilee's Background

A Record of Fighting for Families

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

A public speaker for over three decades, Merrilee has spoken to groups both (very!) large and small about the issues that matter: faith, family, and freedom.

Spreading the Message

Spreading the Message

Merrilee is author of over a dozen books that have reached tens of thousands of homes to help strengthen families and promote ideas that will strengthen society.

Standing Up

Standing Up

With a record of public service and activism, Merrilee has been engaged in a variety of political and civic projects to make a positive impact in the community.

Fighting for the Family

Fighting for the Family

Through her leadership in Family Watch International, Merrilee has been on the front lines of many political battles where the family has been under attack.

A Seasoned Attorney

A Seasoned Attorney

Almost four decades of legal experience positions Merrilee well to continue engaging in political battles where a detailed understanding of each proposal is key.

A History of Service

A History of Service

Voting isn't enough; Merrilee has decades of experience spearheading community service projects to make the change she wishes to see in the world.

Help Me Win to Amplify Our Voice

Utah needs more leadership to help defend the family and maintain a climate where our families can thrive. Let’s do it together.

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"In the great war of ideas, those of us who care about traditional values can't simply focus on our own families. We have to rise to the occasion and defend what we believe." —Merrilee

Issues

District 56 deserves a Representative who boldly and consistently champions the conservative ideals our community cherishes.

Defend the Family

The family is under attack, even here in Utah. I will continue my advocacy to defend the family and protect parental rights against the attempts to push for radical comprehensive sexuality education and elective abortion.

Protect the Unborn

Nearly 3,000 unborn babies in Utah are killed through elective abortion each year. Every baby deserves the right to live regardless of disability, sex, or merely being unwanted. I will continue to be a vocal champion for the unborn.

Taxes and Spending

Utah doesn't have a revenue problem—the Legislature has a spending problem. I oppose the proposed tax changes and will work to cut spending. Families on a budget shouldn't have to foot the bill for government bloat.

A Free Market

As a small business owner, I experience on a daily basis the crushing burden of red tape and regulatory hurdles that cost money and waste time. I will fight for a freer market by eliminating government interference.

Shrink Government

I don't merely give lip service to limited government. Utah's government presents a heavy burden on families and businesses around the state, which I will work to shrink by repealing laws and regulations.

Property Rights

The ability to own and control one's property is a foundational aspect of limited government. Laws and local ordinances too often exceed their proper scope. I will promote measures to protect property rights.

Additional Issues

Education

I’m a firm believer that parents are responsible for their children’s education. Parents have their best voice in local control. I have worked throughout the world and in Utah to defend these rights and to push back against federal dictates and liberal agenda-driven forces in education. I support our teachers! They deserve our best efforts to see that they have the tools and flexibility they need to help educate children most optimally. I am adamantly opposed to Common Core and Comprehensive Sexuality Education (promulgated by Planned Parenthood). I strongly support parental choice and parents’ rights.

2nd Amendment

I am a very strong supporter of the Second Amendment. I support Constitutional Carry and oppose red-flag laws. I have my concealed carry permit (my husband is an instructor) and enjoy target shooting. I will zealously safeguard this protection.

Public Lands

I support state control of our lands. Utah has borne the brunt of federal overreach. I will work to see that we are compensated by the federal government and will work to take back state control in every way possible.

Roads / Transportation

It is critical, as our state population continues to increase, that we invest heavily in our roads and highways. This is a high priority for me. Proper and advanced planning is key. Too often policy makers play “catch-up” throughout the state, which is expensive and intrusive. Also, we need to have efficient transportation systems that make sense. No one benefits by investing millions of taxpayer dollars in systems that run empty and are not fully utilized. But we would do well to invest in locations (such as Point of the Mountain) where transportation investments make sense and can maximize a return on investment.

Help Me Win to Amplify Our Voice

Utah needs more leadership to help defend the family and maintain a climate where our families can thrive. Let’s do it together.

Vote Boyack

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Donation Total: $20.00

"Be the change that you wish to see in the world." —Gandhi

Contact

I would love to hear from you! Please contact me on Facebook or send me an email to maboyack@gmail.com.