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August 3, 2017 Peters running a second time for U.S. House District 2
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Christopher Peters said he would like to take to Congress the one thing that is not common in Washington – common sense. The owner of Corridor Surgery and Vein Center in Coralville, Peters says that as a surgeon, he has to make a diagnosis before he begins treatment. In Washington, D.C., he says, they often take actions before understanding the problem.

This is the Republican’s second effort to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. David Loebsack in the 2nd House District, 197,802 to 170,529. He also unsuccessfully challenged State Sen. Bob Dvorsky seven years ago.

Peters said that the solution to the nation’s health care problem is to reduce its cost through competition market forces, though noting it must take into account such things as children with severe illnesses or those who cannot afford health insurance. He noted that a society can be judged on how it takes care of the least fortunmate.

For most, though, he sees such things as consumers fund health savings accounts utilized to cover basic health costs.

Peters criticized what he sees as a dysfunction political system where too much influence is held by corrupt lobbyists, revolving doors where government employees do favors in return for jobs in the private sector and Peters says he favors the American Anti-Corruption Act, which according to Wikipedia is a piece of model legislation designed to to limit the influence of money in American politics by overhauling lobbying, transparency, and campaign finance laws.

Peters biography reads: I’m a veteran, a doctor, and a small business owner. I’m running for Congress to preserve freedom and prosperity for all Iowans.

I grew up in Kansas, earned my medical degree at the University of Kansas, and served nine years as an officer in the U.S. Army Medical Corps.

My wife Julie grew up on an Iowa farm. She and I met and married in 1994, and we settled in Iowa in 2004. Today, we live in Coralville with our three sons, where we own and operate a local surgical clinic.

I’ve been proud to build my career and raise my family here in Southeast Iowa. As I travel our area and meet with fellow Iowans, I find few of our friends and neighbors feel well-represented by the partisan politicians in Washington DC.

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