Jo Ann Emerson
Jo Ann Emerson (born September 16, 1950) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Missouri currently serving her seventh term in the U.S. House of Representatives. She represents Missouri’s 8th congressional district (map) which consists of Southeast and South Central Missouri and includes the Missouri part of the Cape Girardeau–Jackson, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area, the Bootheel, the Lead Belt and the Ozarks. The largest cities in the district are Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Sikeston, Poplar Bluff, Farmington, Rolla, Kennett, and West Plains. Emerson is a member of the Republican Party.