Mariannette Miller-Meeks

Career:U.S. House of Representatives, 2021-present Iowa Senate, 2019-2021
Education:Texas Christian University
M.S., University of Southern California
M.D., University of Texas Health Science Center

Mariannette Miller-Meeks assumed office as the U.S. representative for Iowa's 2nd District on Jan. 3, 2021. Following redistricting in 2021, most of District 2 was renamed District 1 and Miller-Meeks won re-election in the district.

Miller-Meeks enlisted in the United States Army at age 18 and retired honorably from the reserves as a Lt. Colonel. During those 24 years, active duty and reserve, she served as a private, nurse, and physician. She completed her undergraduate degree in nursing at Texas Christian University, a Master of Science in education from University of Southern California and her M.D. from the University of Texas Health Science Center.

Until 2008, Miller-Meeks owned an ophthalmology practice in Ottumwa. She organized a physician recruitment and retention organization to help bring physicians to southeast Iowa. She has also served as a court appointed special advocate volunteer for children.

Miller-Meeks served as the first woman president of the Iowa Medical Society, was the first woman on the faculty in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Iowa and served as councilor for Iowa to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. From 2010-2013, she served as the director of the Iowa Department of Public Health in Governor Terry Branstad's administration.

Before her election to Congress, Miller-Meeks served in the Iowa Senate from 2019-2021, representing District 41.

For information on Miller-Meeks' policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, please visit her profile on


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