Jo Ann Emerson
Jo Ann Hermann, so her maiden name, attended the Ohio Wesleyan University until 1972 in Delaware. In 1975 she married the future congressman Bill Emerson, with whom she has two daughters. After the death of her husband, who died during his time as an MP, she was at first as an independent candidate at the due election for the eighth seat from Missouri to his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where they took up their new mandate on 5 November 1996. After eight re- election as a candidate of the Republican Party could exercise their mandate until her resignation on 22 January 2013. In this time were, among others, the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001 and the war in Iraq.
Emerson was most recently a member of the Appropriations Committee and three of its subcommittees. You will be counted for the moderate wing of her party and was one of the Republican Main Street Partnership innerfraktionell to. During her time in Parliament she has often voted against the majority of their faction. Most recently, she was the longest serving member of Congress ( Dean ) from Missouri.
She put her mandate in early 2013 down to assume the role as President and CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, an energy service provider network. As her successor has been nominated by the Republican Party Jason Smith, Member of the House of Representatives from Missouri. The by-election was held on June 4, 2013, was elected at the Smith.