Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Jo Ann Emerson to Retire

The Washington Post reports that Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) will resign from the House of Representatives:
Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-Mo.) will resign from Congress next February to become President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, she announced on Monday.
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) is based in Arlington, VA. Here's how NRECA is described on the group's "About" page:
NRECA is the national service organization for more than 900 not-for-profit rural electric cooperatives and public power districts providing retail electric service to more than 42 million consumers in 47 states and whose retail sales account for approximately 12 percent of total electricity sales in the United States.
Emerson's departure from Congress will result in a special election in Missouri's 8th Congressional District which covers the southeast corner of the state. Because of the compressed election cycle of a special election, there will be no primary contest as the Southeast Missouri Times reported:
Her replacement will be selected by the Republican and Democrat 8th district committees with their nominees to face off in a special election sometime in 2013.
Presumably potential candidates have already begun lobbying the committeemen and women of Missouri's 8th CD. One potential conservative candidate in the 8th is State Senator Jason Crowell (R-MO). Crowell released a statement on Tuesday indicating that he was surprised with Emerson's departure and that he's considering a run:
At this time I have no idea about my future plans, but I am humbled and honored by the confidence so many have shown me.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

JoAnn is no doubt going to be pushing the UN Agenda 21 in rural Missouri.

As a congresswoman she voted many times to sell conservative principles down the river and supported the RINO establishment to further her career.

Watch her and her agenda, she will be bringing a lot of Washington tax bribes to further Agenda 21.