Founder of Christian Apparel Maker 1M4JC (1 Million for Jesus Christ) to Run for US Congress
March 11, 2010
MARION, Iowa, (christiansunite.com) -- Marion resident Rob Gettemy has announced his entry into the Republican primary for Iowa' 2nd Congressional District.
Visit to Flt 93 Memorial and 912 March Impacts decision
After visiting Shanksville, PA on 9-11-09 to visit the Flight 93 memorial and Washington DC to participate in the 912 March, Rob Gettemy was "shaken to the core." To read Rob's story about these events, visit www.RobGettemy.org .
"I believe our country has reached a tipping point. It is time for a national reckoning. Are we the country of our founders? Do we believe in unalienable rights including life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Are we the country that guarantees my right to fail, without which there would be no opportunity to succeed? Or, are we a country that looks to Washington DC to solve all of our basic problems? Are we a country that will continue down its long path of unsustainable spending?"
"We need to decide that now, this is why I am running. We won't permanently solve our substantial problems until these fundamental questions are answered."
Rob Gettemy co-founded the web based Christian apparel company www.1M4JC.com (1 Million for Jesus Christ) in 2008. Prior to that, Rob started 2 other businesses which have since been sold.
In addition to his entrepreneurial ventures, Rob is an instructor of entrepreneurship at the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at the University of Iowa. Each semester, Rob teaches as many as 200 students the skills to succeed as entrepreneurs.
Rob is an active member of Antioch Christian Church in Marion and the Cedar Rapids Daybreak Rotary. Rob and his wife Tracy live in Marion with their two sons, who attend Linn-Mar High School.
Rob received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Northern Iowa in 1987 and his MBA from Drake University in 1989. www.RobGettemy.org