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March 1st, 2010

New Republican Candidate Emerges in 2nd CD

Gettemy-pressMarion resident Rob Gettemy has announced his entry into the Republican primary for Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District.

Tipping Point

“I believe our country has reached a tipping point. It is time for a national reckoning. Are we the country of our founders? Do we believe in unalienable rights including life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Are we the country that guarantees my right to fail, without which there would be no opportunity to succeed? Or, are we a country that looks to Washington DC to solve all of our basic problems? Are we a country that will continue down its long path of unsustainable spending?”

“We need to decide that now This is why I am running. We won’t permanently solve our substantial problems until this fundamental question is answered.”

Intentions vs. Results

“I believe Dave Loebsack entered public service with the best of intentions; however his results are more representative of Nancy Pelosi’s agenda and don’t reflect the values and interests of hard-working Iowans in the 2nd district. Voting to support the stimulus package, cap and trade, raising the debt ceiling and supporting a hostile takeover of the health care industry by our federal government is contrary to the people’s best interests.”

Rob Gettemy has a history of entrepreneurial successes. Rob served as Vice President of Direct Sales and Service for Parsons Technology before starting three successful businesses. Rob and his family currently own and operate a startup Christian apparel company,

In addition to his entrepreneurial ventures, Rob is an instructor of entrepreneurship at the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at the University of Iowa. Each semester, Rob teaches as many as 200 students the skills to succeed as entrepreneurs.

Rob is an active member of Antioch Christian Church in Marion and the Cedar Rapids Daybreak Rotary. Rob and his wife Tracy live in Marion with their two sons, who attend Linn-Mar High School.

Rob received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Northern Iowa in 1987 and his MBA from Drake University in 1989.

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