MI-03: Peter Meijer (R)
PROFILE

October 30, 2020 by TWN Staff
Republican candidate for Michigans 3rd district Peter Meijer poses for a portrait in Rockford Monday, Sept. 28, 2020.

About Meijer:

Peter Meijer is a fourth generation West Michigander, born and raised in Grand Rapids.

After graduating high school, Meijer spent a year at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Soon thereafter, he enlisted in the Army reserves and deployed to Iraq as a non-commissioned officer, serving with an intelligence unit at joint US-Iraqi bases in the Baghdad area.

As a sergeant, he led soldiers and missions that resulted in the detention of enemy operatives. 

After returning from Iraq in 2011 and finishing his studies at Columbia University, he joined Team Rubicon, a veteran-based disaster response organization. With Team Rubicon, Meijer led humanitarian efforts in South Sudan dealing with a refugee crisis, and also led operations in New York after Superstorm Sandy, Oklahoma after a series of devastating tornadoes, and in the Philippines after Super Typhoon Yolanda. 

While in the Philippines, he accepted a job with a conflict analysis NGO in Afghanistan, arriving in Kabul on Christmas Day 2013. He ran the NGO’s advisory operations in southern Afghanistan from Kandahar City, managing a large team to help aid workers safely deliver assistance to the Afghan people. He last served as acting deputy director for Afghanistan. 

From Afghanistan, Meijer pursued his M.B.A. at New York University before returning to Michigan to work in urban redevelopment and real estate. 

Campaign Website

About the District

House Watch

TX-17: Pete Sessions (R)
House Watch
TX-17: Pete Sessions (R)
November 13, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Sessions: Born and raised in Waco, Texas, Sessions distinguished himself early in life by earning the rank of Eagle Scout, the Boy Scouts of America's highest honor. In fact, accounts of his early life are absolutely idyllic. He attended Waco public schools until the ninth... Read More

TX-13: Ronny Jackson (R)
House Watch
TX-13: Ronny Jackson (R)
November 4, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Jackson: Dr. Ronny Jackson is familiar name to some, his having served as the attending physician and later, a medical advisor, to President Donald Trump. Jackson retired from the U.S. Navy as a Rear Admiral in December 2019,after 25 years of active service. Born and... Read More

TX-11: August Pfluger (R)
House Watch
TX-11: August Pfluger (R)
November 4, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Pfluger: August Pfluger has served his country as a fighter pilot, member of the National Security Council and advisor to President Donald Trump. Pfluger entered the U.S. Air Force Academy immediately after high school and spent the next two decades in a variety of commands,... Read More

TX-32: Genevieve Collins (R)
House Watch
TX-32: Genevieve Collins (R)
November 3, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Collins:   Genevieve Collins is a 7th Generation Texan. Her grandmother, Calvert Collins, was a trailblazer; the first woman elected to the Dallas City Council.  A graduate of SMU’s Cox School of Business and renowned local businesswoman, Collins was named one of 2018’s local 20... Read More

TX-32: Colin Allred (D)
House Watch
TX-32: Colin Allred (D)
November 3, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Allred:  Colin Allread attended Dallas public schools, where his mom was a teacher for part of her 27-year career in public education. With the help of his family, community, and coaches, Allred was able to attend some of the best schools in the country and... Read More

OH-12: Alaina Shearer (D)
House Watch
OH-12: Alaina Shearer (D)
November 3, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Shearer: Alaina Shearer is a mom and a business owner. Born and raised in Delaware, Ohio, Alaina Shearer graduated from Ohio University with a degree in broadcast journalism. She went on to win two Associated Press awards as a radio reporter and news anchor for... Read More

News From The Well
scroll top