Miller-Meeks is one of three Republicans on the primary ballot. The winner of the primary in June will campaign against Loebsack heading into the mid-term election in November.
Miller-Meeks, campaign stop in Centerville lasted 45 minutes.
Miller-Meeks, an ophthalmologist who resides in Ottumwa, ran for this congressional seat against Loebsack in 2010. She resigned her position as director of the Iowa Department of Public Health in January of 2014 to make a run for the United States House of Representatives.
Miller-Meeks served 24 years in the U.S. Army as a nurse and a physician. She is married and has two adult children.