Cheryl (Cheryl) K. Acton (R-SH43)
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Capitol: 801.538.1029
FAX: 801.326.1544
District: 801.809.3571
Suite 350 State Capitol 350 North State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84114

District Office:
5143 West Wheatcrest Circle
West Jordan, UT 84081
Elected: 2017    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Scott Acton   
Committee Assignments
MemberHouse Committee on Health and Human Services
MemberHouse Committee on Judiciary
MemberJoint Interim Committee on Health and Human Services
MemberJoint Interim Committee on Judiciary
Vice ChairSubcommittee on Executive Offices and Criminal Justice Appropriations
Counties Representing
Salt Lake


Representative Cheryl Acton was born and raised in Kansas before moving to Arizona for her senior year of high school. She lived in northern Denmark for a year as a Rotary Youth Ambassador, then arrived in Utah to begin her freshman year at BYU. Awed by Utah's scenic beauty and its wonderful people, she takes enormous pride in her adopted home state.

After graduating from BYU with a B.A. in English, Cheryl worked as a law librarian while her husband finished graduate school. She has also worked for the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Defense, where she earned the Meritorious Service Award. She's been a freelance writer and editor, an independent contractor, an internet researcher, a newspaper reporter, and a classroom volunteer, but in her heart, she's always been a teacher. Cheryl and her husband, Scott, have occupied the same home in West Jordan for 23 years. Over an 11-year span touching three decades and two millennia (1989-2000), they had two sons and two daughters, the youngest of whom is a sophomore at Utah State University. As a family, they accomplished the goal of traveling together to all 50 states.

Representative Acton has many hobbies and interests, including writing, traveling, current events, history, quote collecting, and photography. She is endlessly fascinated by people, nature, and animals.

Cheryl was motivated to run for office by a desire to restore and preserve freedom, which, in her view, has been eroding over her lifetime. Cheryl believes in the worth and dignity of individuals and families and their right and ability to govern their own affairs. She also believes that, for the good of the Republic, civility, wit, and wisdom must return to politics.

Representative Acton believes that while other elected titles (senator, governor, etc.) have lost their original meaning, "Representative" is unambiguous. It describes perfectly her role as a voice for the people of District 43.