Dr. Miller-Meeks Officially Announces Campaign for Congress


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             OTTUMWA, IOWA – This week, Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks will be officially announcing her campaign for Congress as a Republican in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District. She will be touring various locations across the district on Wednesday, Feb. 26, and Thursday, Feb. 27,  listening to Iowans’ concerns and talking about solutions to the challenges our country faces like rising healthcare costs and government accountability.

            “Washington is a dysfunctional mess and it’s time to send someone there who has real world experience bringing people together to solve problems,” said Dr. Miller-Meeks. “The Affordable Care Act has been anything but affordable and is jeopardizing our quality and access to healthcare. I see firsthand how this law is hurting our citizens and we need to send a doctor to Washington to fix it.

            “Working with Governor Branstad the past three years has given me an opportunity to see what can be accomplished when we put Iowans first and partisanship aside for the greater good. Together we were able to improve the quality of life for the people of this state. I want to bring that problem-solving, common-sense Iowa attitude to Congress. Let’s put Iowa in Washington.”


            Dr. Miller-Meeks is an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) who most recently served as the Director of the Iowa Department of Public Health. She also served 24 years in the United States Army as both a nurse and physician. Dr. Miller-Meeks was also the first woman on faculty at the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and the first female president of the Iowa Medical Society. She and her husband, Curt, live in Ottumwa. They have two grown children, Jonathon and Taylor.

The full schedule is below: 

Wednesday - Feb. 26



Candidate availability 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.; speak at 7:45 a.m.
Ivy Bake Shoppe 
309 S. Gear Avenue
West Burlington, IA 52655


Mount Pleasant

Candidate meet/greet with patrons at 9:15 a.m.
HyVee (kitchen/diner area)
1700 E. Washington Street
Mount Pleasant IA 52641

Radio Interview with Theresa Rose of KILJ Radio (1130 AM & 105.5 FM) 9:45 a.m.
2411 Radio Drive
Mount Pleasant, IA 52641



Candidate meet/greet with patrons at 10:30 a.m.
Revelations Cafe
112 N. Main Street
Fairfield, IA 52556



Candidate availability 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; speak at 11:45 a.m.
702 W. Main Street
Ottumwa, IA 52501



2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Walk the square



Radio Interview with Sally Hart of KCII Radio (1380 AM & 106.1 FM)


Iowa City

Candidate available 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.; speak at 5:45 p.m.
Iowa City Cancer Treatment Center
3010 Northgate Drive
Iowa City, IA 52245

Thursday - Feb. 27



Candidate available 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.; speak at 7:45 a.m.
Happy Joe’s
2430 Spruce Hills Drive
Bettendorf, IA 52722



Candidate meet/greet with patrons at 9:15 a.m.
Elly's Tea & Coffee
208 W. Second Street #8
Muscatine, IA 52761



Walk the square  -- 10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.



Candidate available 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.; speak at 12:45 p.m.
Uncle Nancy's Coffee Shop
114 N. Second Avenue West
Newton, Iowa 50208



Candidate meet/greet with patrons at 2:30 p.m.
Smokey Row Coffee
109 S. Market Street
Oskaloosa, IA 52577


West Des Moines


National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) - Central Iowa Summit
Attending 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sheraton Inn
1800 50th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50266



Marion County Central Committee Meeting 7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. 
Highpoint Apartments
340 E. 13th Street
Pella, IA 50219



Mahaska County Central Committee Meeting 8:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. 
Mahaska County Courthouse
106 S. First Street
Oskaloosa, IA 52577