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Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-Mo.)

District: 8th District
Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. House of Representatives, 1996-2013
Born: Sept. 16, 1950; Washington, D.C.
Residence: Cape Girardeau
Religion: Presbyterian
Family: Husband, Ron Gladney; two children, six stepchildren
Education: Ohio Wesleyan U., B.A. 1972
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1996 (9th full term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Commerce-Justice-Science; Labor-HHS-Education; Legislative Branch)

Election History
2012generalJo Emerson (R) 216,08371.9
Jack Rushin (D) 73,75524.6
Rick Vandeven (LIBERT) 10,5633.5
2010generalJo Emerson (R) 128,49965.6
Tommy Sowers (D) 56,37728.8
Larry Bill (I) 7,1933.7
Rick Vandeven (LIBERT) 3,9302.0
2008generalJo Emerson (R) 198,79871.4
Joe Allen (D) 72,79026.2
Branden McCullough (LIBERT) 4,4431.6
Richard Smith (CNSTP) 2,2570.8
2006generalJo Emerson (R) 156,16471.6
Veronica Hambacker (D) 57,55726.4
Branden McCullough (LIBERT) 4,2682.0
2004generalJo Emerson (R) 194,03972.2
Dean Henderson (D) 71,54326.6
Stan Cuff (LIBERT) 1,8100.7
Leonard Davidson (CNSTP) 1,3190.5
2002generalJo Emerson (R) 135,14471.8
Gene Curtis (D) 50,68626.9
Eric Van Oostrom (LIBERT) 2,4911.3
2000generalJo Emerson (R) 162,23969.3
Bob Camp (D) 67,76029.0
John Hendricks (LIBERT) 2,3281.0
Tom Sager (GREEN) 1,7390.7
1998generalJo Emerson (R) 104,27162.6
Anthony Heckemeyer (D) 59,42635.7
John Hendricks (LIBERT) 2,8271.7
1996generalJo Emerson (I) 112,47250.5
Emily Firebaugh (D) 83,08437.3
Richard Kline (R) 23,47710.5
Greg Tlapek (LIBERT) 2,5031.1
David Zimmer (NL) 1,3180.6
1996specialJo Emerson (R) 132,80463.3
Emily Firebaugh (D) 71,62534.1
Greg Tlapek (LIBERT) 5,3262.5
Roll Call Vitals


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