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Mariannette Miller-Meeks' Biography

Office:

Contact Information

1716 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Full Name:

Mariannette Miller-Meeks

Gender:

Female

Family:

Husband: Curt; 2 Children: Jonathan, Taylor

Birth Date:

09/06/1955

Birth Place:

Herlong, CA

Home City:

Ottumwa, IA

Religion:

Catholic

MD, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 1982-1986

MSEd, University of Southern California, 1979-1980

BSN, Texas Christian University, 1974-1976

Attended, General Studies, San Antonio Junior College, 1972-1974

Representative, United States House of Representatives, Iowa, District 2, 2021-present

Senator, Iowa State Senate, District 41, 2019-2021

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 2, 2008, 2010, 2014, 2020

Candidate, Iowa State Senate, District 41, 2018

Former Member, Appropriations Committee, Iowa State Senate

Former Member, Commerce Committee, Iowa State Senate

Former Chair, Human Resources Committee, Iowa State Senate

Former Co-Chair, Joint Oversight Committee on Health Policy, Iowa State Senate

Former Member, State Government Committee, Iowa State Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, Iowa State Senate

Former Vice Chair, Veterans Affairs Committee, Iowa State Senate

Ophthalmologist, Great River Eye Specialist, 2015-present

Associate Examiner, American Board of Ophthalmology, 1997-present

President, Medical Staff, Ottumwa Regional Health Center

Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army

Director, Iowa Department of Public Health, 2011-2013

Councilor for Iowa, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2003-2009

Private Practice Ophthalmologist, Heartland Eye Care, 1997-2008

Served, Medical Services, United States Army Reserves, 1983-2000

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 1994-1997

Fellow, Glaucoma, University of Michigan, 1993-1994

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Michigan, 1991-1994

Resident, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Iowa, 1988-1991

Intern, General Surgery, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 1986-1987

Operating and Ward Nurse, United States Army, Walter Reed Army Hospital, 1976-1982

Volunteer Physician, Cedar Rapids Community Health Free Clinic, present

President, Iowa Academy of Ophthalmology, present

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteer

Parish Council Member, Saint Mary's Church

Alternate Delegate, American Medical Association (AMA), 2006-2010

Former President, Wapello County Medical Society, 2008-2009

President, Iowa Medical Society, 2006-2007

Reason for Seeking Public Office:

"I'm running because as a doctor I couldn't sit on the sidelines as the Affordable Care Act jeopardizes the healthcare of Iowans. We were promised that premiums would go down and quality and access would go up, but we're seeing the opposite as the law is being implemented.

"Washington is a dysfunctional mess and it's time to send someone there who has real world experience bringing people together to solve problems -- like implementing better patient-centered healthcare reforms and restoring accountability in government.

"As the Director of the Iowa Department of Public Health, I've seen firsthand what can be done when you put partisanship aside and work for the greater good. I want to bring that problem-solving, common-sense Iowa attitude to Congress. Washington needs more of this Iowa approach."

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