99th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Jefferson
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Special Committee on Tourism, Vice-Chairman
Children and Families
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City MO 65101
Rep. Elaine Gannon, a Republican, represents parts of Jefferson, St. Francois, and Ste. Genevieve counties (District 115). She was elected to her first two-year term in November 2012.
In addition to her legislative duties, Rep. Gannon spent 32 years teaching junior high physical education and coaching in the DeSoto Public Schools. From 1978-2000 Rep. Gannon taught swimming lessons during the summer months for the DeSoto parks program. She was the director of the parks program from 1989-2000. Currently, Rep. Gannon is the chairman of the Get Healthy DeSoto Christmas Home Tour, a member of the NRA, and attends First Baptist Church in DeSoto, Missouri.
Rep. Gannon graduated from Bismarck High School in 1971 and earned an Associate’s degree from Jefferson County Community College in 1973. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in education in 1975 from Southeast Missouri State University. In 1994 Rep. Gannon earned a Master’s of Science in education from Southwest Missouri Baptist University.
Born February 2, 1953, in Bonne Terre, Rep. Gannon was raised in Bismarck, Missouri. She currently lives in DeSoto with her husband, Dennis. They have two sons, Andrew and Jason
Creates an advisory council to make recommendations to the state board of education regarding standards and testing for certain students
Modifies provisions relating to elementary and secondary education
Requires all counties and municipalities to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program and modifies provisions relating to floodplain management