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Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-Mo.)

  • District: 8th District, Southeast -- Cape Girardeau, Ozark Plateau
  • Residence: Cape Girardeau
  • Born: September 16, 1950; Washington, D.C.
  • Religion: Presbyterian
  • Family: Husband, Ron Gladney; two children, six stepchildren
  • Education: Ohio Wesleyan U., B.A. 1972 (political science)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: No previous office; U.S. House, 1996-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1996 (9th full term)
  • Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Commerce-Justice-Science; Labor-HHS-Education; Legislative Branch)
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State Information: 8th District, Southeast -- Cape Girardeau, Ozark Plateau

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Jo Emerson (R) 216,083 71.9%
Jack Rushin (D) 73,755 24.6%
Rick Vandeven (LIBERT) 10,563 3.5%




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