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Joan Bray

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Joan Bray
Missouri State Senate District 24
Former member
Term in office began
2003
Term in office ended
2011
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Joan Bray (b. September 16, 1945) is a former Democratic member of the Missouri State Senate She represented the 24th District from 2003 to 2011.

Bray earned her BA in English from Southwestern University in 1967. She went on to receive her MEd in Counseling and Human Relations from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 1970. She then earned her CAGS the following year.

Bray was an Editor for the San Antonio Express-News from 1976 to 1982. She then worked as Editor/Reporter for Saint Louis Post-Dispatch from 1983 to 1989. The following year she worked as a self-employed Freelance Journalist. From 1990 to 1992 she was District Director for Congresswoman Joan Kelly Horn. She has also worked as Adjunct Faculty Member for Webster University and Saint Louis University in 1993 and 1994, respectively.

Bray served in the Missouri State House of Representatives from 1992 to 2002. She then joined the Missouri State Senate in 2002. She has served in that position since, representing the 24th District.

Bray and her husband, Carl Hoagland, have two children.

Committee assignments

Elections

2010

See also: Missouri State Senate elections, 2010

Bray reached her term limits and was ineligible to run for re-election to the 2nd District seat in 2010. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[1]


2006

On November 7, 2006, Bray won re-election to the 24th District Seat in the Missouri State Senate, defeating John Maupin (R).[2]

Missouri State Senate, District 24 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.pngJoan Bray (D) 41,173 60.6%
John Maupin (R) 26,738 39.4%


2002

On November 5, 2002, Bray won election to the 24th District Seat in the Missouri State Senate, defeating opponents John Lewis (R) and Dick Illyes (L).[3]

Missouri State Senate, District 24 (2002)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Joan Bray (D) 33,799 51.6%
John Lewis (R) 30,559 46.7%
Dick Illyes (L) 1,130 1.7%

Campaign donors

In 2008, a year she was not up for re-election, Bray collected $26,171 in donations.[4]

Her five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Nixon for Governor $5,000
24th Democratic Senatorial District Committee $1,000
Coventry Healthcare of Kansas $1,000
Missouri Soybean Association $1,000
Missouri Cable Telecommunications Association $650

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Missouri State Senate District 24
2003–2011
Succeeded by
John Lamping