Ed Emery (politician)

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Ed Emery
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Member of the Missouri Senate
from the 31st district
Assumed office
January 9, 2013
Preceded byDavid Pearce
Member of the Missouri House of Representatives from the 126th district
In office
January 2003 – January 5, 2011
Succeeded byDenny Hoskins
Personal details
Born (1950-05-25) May 25, 1950 (age 69)
Nevada, Missouri, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Rebecca Emery
Children4
ResidenceLamar, Missouri
Alma materMissouri University of Science and Technology

Edgar G. H. Emery (born May 25, 1950) is an American businessman and Republican member of the Missouri Senate, representing parts of southwestern Missouri. He is also a former state representative, serving from 2003 until 2011.

Emery was first elected in 2012 with 64% of the vote over Democrat Charles A. Burton.[1] He was an unsuccessful candidate for state senator in 2010.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Emery and his wife, Rebecca, have 4 children; Elizabeth, Samuel, Daniel, and Paul. They reside in Lamar, Missouri.[2]

Political positions[edit]

Emery is opposed to the expansion of Medicaid and to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).[3][4] He also is a strong supporter of school choice, stating in 2016 that "when parents have choices, they get involved" and public schools focus on the "strength of the institution" instead of student achievement.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "State of Missouri - General Election - November 6, 2012". Missouri Secretary of State. December 5, 2012. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Ed Emery's Biography". Project VoteSmart. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  3. ^ Downs, Ray (May 19, 2014). "Missouri State Sen. Ed Emery to Voter: You Want Medicaid? Move to Oregon!". The Riverfront Times. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  4. ^ Reid, Alvin (June 17, 2014). "State Sen. Ed Emery Suggests It's His Way or the Highway". St. Louis Magazine. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  5. ^ Jackson, Dylan; Fillion, Max (October 6, 2016). "State Sen. Emery denounces public education at GOP rally". Columbia Missourian. Retrieved November 2, 2016.

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