Miller-Meeks has proven qualifications, Letter to the Editor

Wednesday, October 27, 2010
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By Cathy Grawe, Letter to the Editor, Iowa City Press Citizen

What criteria would one use to judge someone as qualified to run for political office?

Smart would be a good start. Common sense would be another. Accomplishments would matter.

Women should be attracted to Mariannette Miller-Meeks. She has competed with men in the medical field, in the military, in academics and in the small business world and achieved huge successes in every endeavor. To be named the first women to head the Iowa Medical Society speaks volumes of the respect she has earned.

Her military career would impress women and men alike. Coming from a low-income family, putting herself through community college, getting a nurse's degree and master's degree in education while working full time, getting a medical degree, teaching at two Big Ten universities (Michigan and Iowa), raising two children (including coaching soccer), having a successful ophthalmology clinic and having an intelligent and common sense approach to issues demonstrate a high degree of accomplishment, compassion and determination.

If those criteria do not qualify Miller-Meeks for Congress, what does? She has earned and deserves our respect and our support.

Originally published in the Iowa City Press Citizen on October 27th, 2010.



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