OTTUMWA, Iowa – Ottumwa doctor Mariannette Miller-Meeks has received official notification from the Iowa Secretary of State’s office that her name will be on the June 8 Republican primary ballot in Iowa’s Second Congressional District, she said today.
“As I’ve met with thousands of voters across the Second District, they tell they want a representative in Congress who is going to listen to them and focus on their priorities instead of listening to Nancy Pelosi and voting with her more than 97 percent of the time,” Miller-Meeks said. “They tell me that it’s time for David Loebsack to go and I’m going to help them get that job done in November.”
Miller-Meeks, who spoke at nine of the district’s 15 GOP county conventions and was represented at the other six conventions, was the GOP’s 2008 nominee in the Second District. She has criticized Loebsack’s votes for trillions of dollars of new federal spending, including bailouts of Wall Street bankers and the auto industry, increasing the national debt ceiling and the disastrous plan for government-run health care. Miller-Meeks has been an outspoken critic of the “Obamacare” effort because it will reduce average Americans’ access to quality health care while increasing the price they pay.
Miller-Meeks announced her candidacy for Congress in December. Growing up poor, she worked her way through college, became an Army nurse and soon after graduated medical school. Miller-Meeks is a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve and a former president of the Iowa Medical Society. She owned and operated a small business – an ophthalmology practice – up until last year when she gave it up to run full-time for Congress. Miller-Meeks and her family live in Ottumwa.
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