OTTUMWA — Mariannette Miller-Meeks will have two campaign events in the area this week as part of her bid for Iowa’s Second Congressional District.
Miller-Meeks, who is the current state senator from Ottumwa, will be at The Vine, 1207 N. Jefferson St., in Ottumwa at 8 a.m. Tuesday.
Miller-Meeks announced her bid for the Republican Party nomination for the district last month. She and Robert Schilling, who previously represented an Illinois district in Congress, are seeking the nomination.
The contest is widely expected to be competitive in the wake of Rep. Dave Lobesack’s announcement he would retire at the end of the current term.