My first time learning of Christopher Peters was through a Facebook notification that showed up on my phone back in January: “I read your article in The Gazette and I think it’s unfortunate you’ve been caught in our broken immigration system. Let me know, if there’s any way I can help.”
A few months away from graduating from the University of Iowa, with an acceptance to the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, I was caught in a backlog of an inefficient system that didn’t reward people for their achievements. My future was in constant jeopardy, but Peters message was reassuring of the amazing people we have here in Iowa.
As a person fascinated with American politics, I found myself talking to Peters about his policy positions. He was captivated by my story, asked questions, and provided me with honest opinions. After multiple attempts of reaching out to U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack to help me with my case, I was already aware of his ineffectiveness in Congress, but it was Peters’ sincerity and thoughtfulness that brought me to support his campaign.
As a family man, an intelligent surgeon, and an army vet, Peters is not only the change Iowa needs, but he represents someone I aspire to be. As of right now, I cannot vote, but if I could, Peters would be my choice.