Bray in 2010.
|Member of the Missouri Senate
from the 24th district
2003 - 2010
|Succeeded by||John Lamping|
|Member of the Missouri House of Representatives
from the 84th district
1993 - 2002
September 16, 1945 |
|Residence||St. Louis, Missouri|
|Alma mater||Southwestern University, University of Massachusetts Amherst|
Joan Bray (born September 16, 1945) is a former teacher, journalist, and union leader. She was a Democratic member of both the Missouri House of Representatives (1993–2002) and Missouri State Senate (2003–2010). She resides with her husband, Carl Hoagland, in St. Louis, Missouri. She has two children, Noel and Kolby.
Bray was born in Lubbock, Texas, and graduated from Southwestern University with a B.A. in English, and from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a C.A.G.S.. She was a teacher in Colorado and Massachusetts. She has also was a journalist with the San Antonio Express-News and St. Louis Post-Dispatch, during which time she served as vice-president of the Newspaper Guild's Local 49.
Bray was first elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 1992, and served in that body through 2002, when she was elected to the Missouri State Senate. She was term-limited out in 2010, when she was replaced by Republican John Lamping.
In the Senate, she served on the following committees:
- Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment
- Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics
- Ways and Means
- Joint Committee on MO Health Net
- Joint Committee on Transportation Oversight
- Joint Committee on Tax Policy
- CCM Website | Board Members. Retrieved September 2014
- Missouri Senate - Joan Bray Archived Missouri Senate website
- Profile at Project Vote Smart
- Follow the Money - Joan Bray
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