Jo Ann Emerson

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Republican Missouri

U.S. House (Missouri 8)


Family: Husband: Ron Gladney; 2 Children: Victoria, Katharine; 6 Stepchildren: Elizabeth, Abigail, Alison, Stephanie, Jessica, Sam

Born: 09/16/1950 Bethesda, MD

Home: Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Religion: Presbyterian

Education: BA, Political Science, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1972

Profession: Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, American Insurance Association, 1994-1996 Director of State Relations and Grassroots Programs, National Restaurant Association, 1991-1993 Deputy Communications Director, National Republican Congressional Committee, 1983-1990

Political: Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1997-present

Congressional Membership: Member, Small Business Advisory Committee, Federal Communications Commission, 1991-1992 Vice Chair, Center Aisle Caucus Committee on Civilian Security Congressional Coalition on Adoption Co-Chair/Co-Founder, Congressional Rural Caucus National Republican Congressional Committee Vice Chair, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Parliamentary Assembly Outreach Coordinator, Rural Health Care Coalition Western Caucus

Organization Membership: Chair, National Prayer Breakfast, 2005 Advisory Board, Arneson Institute for Practical Politics and Public Affairs Founding Member, Bipartisan Congressional Retreat Board Member, Bread for the World Advisory Committee, Children's Inn National Institutes of Health Board Co-Chair, Congressional Hunger Center Copper Dome Society of Southeast Missouri State University Member, First Presbyterian Church Board Member, Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation President, House of Representatives Prayer Breakfast National Guard and Reserve Components Congressional Members Organization Philanthropic Educational Organization Women's Service Group Former Board Member, Presbyterian Children's Home



Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies

Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government


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