Democrat Dave Loebsack will compete against Republican Party nominee Mariannette Miller-Meeks for the U.S. Representative District 2 seat in November.
With 403 out of 425 precincts reporting, Miller-Meeks received 48.8-percent of the vote. Mark S. Lofgren followed with 38.9-percent and Matthew C. Waldren had 12.1-percent, respectively.
Miller-Meeks’ is an ophthalmologist who has served for three years as the Director of the Iowa Department of Public Health. She says she wants to bring a “problem-solving, common-sense Iowa attitude to Congress.”
“I’m running because as a doctor I couldn’t sit on the sidelines as the Affordable Care Act jeopardizes the healthcare of Iowans,” said Miller-Meeks. “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.”
Miller-Meeks unsuccessfully ran against Loebsack in 2008 and 2010.