Peter Meijer

Born and raised in Grand Rapids Michigan, Peter is an Army veteran and among the youngest Republicans in Congress. His family are the founders and operators of the massive, almost 90-year-old Meijer Supermarket chain, a frequented institution for many Michiganders.

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PeterMeijer

32, Michigan — 3, R

Who are they?

Born and raised in Grand Rapids Michigan, Peter is an Army veteran and among the youngest Republicans in Congress. His family are the founders and operators of the massive, almost 90-year-old Meijer Supermarket chain, a frequented institution for many Michiganders.

Pre-Congress?

A graduate of Columbia University, Peter led disaster response missions around the globe. From 2008-2016, he served in the U.S. Army Reserve and was deployed to Iraq from 2010 into 2011. He worked as a conflict analyst for an NGO in Afghanistan in 2013, and returned to the United States in 2014 to complete his Master’s Degree at NYU.

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  • Government Deregulation
  • Religious Freedom
  • Tax Reform

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