Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks announced today she will be seeking reelection in Iowa’s new first congressional district.

In a statement to the media, Miller-Meeks said speculation has focused on whether she would seek another term in the new Third District or the First District.

“The real question has never been, ‘Where is she going?’ but, ‘Where are we going?’ Are we going to continue down the Biden-Pelosi plan of more reckless spending, more runaway inflation and more government intrusion into our lives  or are we going to espouse policies that create more economic freedom, better wages for working families, a better tax system for Main Street businesses, farmers, and the industries that power our country, and more educational opportunities for our children and grandchildren? I’m running because we need to stop the destructive, tax-and-spend policies of the Biden-Pelosi team and restore economic sanity and good old common sense to our government.”

Her decision comes after redistricting process in Iowa changed the congressional maps.

Rep. Miller-Meeks Official Photo

Miller-Meeks was elected in 2020 after defeating Democratic activist Rita Hart. Academic and environmental intern Christine Bohannon has announced that she will run for the Democratic nomination to run against Miller-Meeks.

Representative Miller-Meeks is a veteran of the US Army and today is a member of the House Education and Labor Committee. Prior to her time in Congress, she served in the Iowa Senate.