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Emma Rous

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Emma Rous
Strafford 7 District
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Educator
Emma Rous (b. October 1, 1944) is a former Democratic member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. She represented the Strafford 7 District from 2002-2010. Rous' political experience includes being chair of the House Education Committee for New Hampshire State House of Representatives.

Rous' professional experiences include curriculum development for the Education Development Center; high school teach for Oyster River School District; facilitator of New Hampshire Department of Education; and an education consultant for the University of New Hampshire.

Rous earned her BA from Mount Holyoke College; MA from Columbia University; and CAS from Harvard School of Education. She and her husband, Walter, have two children; Benjamin and Nahanni.[1]



See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2010

Rous did not seek re-election to Strafford 7 in 2010.


On November 4, 2008, Rous finished third for the six-seat Strafford 7 District in New Hampshire receiving 5,815 votes, behind Democrats Janet Wall(8,056), and Naida Kaen(5,936), and ahead of Democrats Marjorie Smith(5,730), Judith Spang(5,668) and Timothy Horrigan(5,629) and Others(52).[2]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Strafford 7 District
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Janet Wall (D) 8,056
Green check mark transparent.png Naida Kaen (D) 5,936
Green check mark transparent.png Emma Rous (D) 5,815
Green check mark transparent.png Marjorie Smith (D) 5,730
Green check mark transparent.png Judith Spang (D) 5,668
Green check mark transparent.png Timothy Horrigan (D) 5,629
Others 52

Committee assignments

While in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, Rous served on the following committees:

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Political offices
Preceded by
New Hampshire House Strafford 7 District
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