Area chiropractors meet with Iowa legislators
MT. PLEASANT — The Iowa Chiropractic Society southeast district hosted its annual Legislative Social Tuesday and invited local legislators and their spouses to an evening meal followed by fellowship at the Mt. Pleasant Golf & Country Club.
“Our district strives to give our legislators the opportunity to personally know each one of us, just as we know them,” said Dr. Jake Duehn, president of the SE ICS District. “Our goal is to educate and advocate for the chiropractic profession. This median allows us the opportunity to discuss key issues peer chiropractors are facing all across our state. We look forward to this event each year.”
The organization has a history of successfully pursuing changes at the Iowa legislature to advance patient access to chiropractic health care.
With this being an election year, the turnout was excellent with eight legislators and 17 doctors of chiropractic in attendance, said Duehn.
Legislators attending included: Tom Sands (Iowa State Representative - 88th District), Dave Heaton (Iowa State Representative - 91st District), Rich Taylor (Iowa State Senator - 42nd District), Mary Gaskill (Iowa State Representative - 93rd District), Jerry Kearns (Iowa State Representative - 92nd District), Thomas Courtney (Iowa State Senator - 44th District), Dennis Cohoon (Iowa State Representative - 87th District), and Curt Hanson (Iowa House of Representatives - 82nd District).
The local doctors attending included: Troy Scheuermann of Farmington, Jake Duehn of Keosauqua, and Howard Hunt of Fairfield.