Jo Ann Emerson

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Jo Ann Emerson
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U.S. House, Missouri, District 8
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1997-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 17
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 5, 1996
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sOhio Wesleyan University
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 16, 1950
Place of birthBethesda, Maryland
ProfessionPublic Relations, Association Executive
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Jo Ann Emerson (b. September 16, 1950) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Missouri. Emerson was elected by voters from Missouri's 8th congressional district.

Biography

Emerson was born in Bethesda, Maryland. She earned a degree in political science from Ohio Wesleyan University. [1]

Career

Emerson worked in PR and communications for a number of professional associations before her civic career.[2] After her husband and representative Bill Emerson died of cancer she was elected to his vacated House seat in Missouri's 8th congressional district.

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-2012

Emerson serves on the following committees:[3]

  • Appropriations Committee
    • Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government
    • Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch

Issues

Political positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

Jo Ann Emerson voted with the Republican Party 89.0% of the time, which ranked 201th among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[4]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Jo Ann Emerson endorsed Rick Santorum in the 2012 presidential election. [5]

Elections

2012

Emerson is seeking re-election in 2012.[6]

2010

On November 2, 2010, Emerson was re-elected to the United States House for an eighth term. She defeated Tommy Sowers (D), Larry Bill (Independent), and Rick Vandeven (Libertarian).[7]

United States House, Missouri General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJo Ann Emerson Incumbent 65.6% 128,499
     Democratic Tommy Sowers 28.8% 56,377
     Independent Larry Bill 3.7% 7,193
     Libertarian Rick Vandeven 2% 3,930
Total Votes 195,999

Campaign donors

2010

Breakdown of the source of Emerson's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Emerson was re-elected to the U.S. House for an eighth term in 2010. Her campaign committee raised a total of $2,006,543 and spent $2,071,160.[8]

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Personal

After the death of her husband, Bill, Emerson married Ron Gladney, an attorney. She is the mother of two daughters, Victoria and Katharine, five stepdaughters, Elizabeth Emerson Leger and Abigail Emerson Gray, and Alison, Jessica and Stephanie Gladney, and one stepson, Sam Gladney. She lives in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.[9]

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Bill Emerson
U.S. House of Representatives - Missouri, District 8
1997-Present
Succeeded by
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