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Encyclopedia > Jo Ann Davis
Jo Ann Davis
Jo Ann Davis

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 1st district
In office
20012007
Preceded by Herbert Bateman
Succeeded by TBA

Born June 29, 1950(1950-06-29)
Rowan County, North Carolina
Died October 6, 2007 (aged 57)
Gloucester, Virginia
Political party Republican
Spouse Chuck E. Davis
Religion Assemblies of God

Jo Ann Davis (June 29, 1950October 6, 2007) was a Republican from the United States Commonwealth of Virginia, who represented the state's 1st congressional district[1] in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2001 until her death. The district stretches from the Washington suburbs to the Hampton Roads area, with much of its population in the cities of Hampton and Newport News. It is often called "America's 1st District" because the site of Jamestown is located there. [citation needed] Image File history File links Gnome_globe_current_event. ... // The following is a list of notable deaths in 2007. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Virginias first congressional district is a United States congressional district in the state of Virginia. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... Herbert Bateman Herbert Harvell Bateman was an American politician in Virginia. ... is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rowan County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1651 Seat Gloucester Area  - Total  - Water 746 km² (288 mi²) 185 km² (71 mi²) 24. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... For other uses, see Assemblies of God (disambiguation). ... is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... For other uses, see Commonwealth (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Virginias first congressional district is a United States congressional district in the state of Virginia. ... The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... This view from space in July 1996 shows portions of each of the Seven Cities of Hampton Roads which generally surround the harbor area of Hampton Roads, which framed by the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel visible to the east (right), the Virginia Peninsula subregion to the north (top), and the... Motto: Americas First Location in the State of Virginia Coordinates: County Independent City Mayor Ross Kearney II Area    - City 352. ... Location in the State of Virginia Coordinates: , Country United States State Virginia County Independent city Incorporated 1896 Government  - Mayor Joe Frank Area  - City  119. ... At Jamestown Settlement, replicas of Christopher Newports 3 ships are docked in the harbour. ...

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Political career

Davis attended Hampton Roads Business College and worked in real estate before she was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 1995. She was reelected in 1997 and 1999. The Virginia House of Delegates is the lower house of the Virginia General Assembly. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... This article is about the year. ...


In 2000, 1st District Congressman Herbert H. Bateman, a 71-year-old incumbent, announced his retirement due to health concerns. He died on September 11, 2000. Davis ran for and won the Republican nomination to succeed him, despite Governor Jim Gilmore endorsing her primary opponent. In November 2000, she received 58% of the vote to win the seat.[2] The elections for the United States House of Representatives in 2000 coincided with the disputed election of George W. Bush as President. ... Herbert Bateman Herbert Harvell Bateman was an American politician in Virginia. ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Tim Kaine, the current Governor The Governor of Virginia serves as the chief executive of the Commonwealth of Virginia for a four-year term. ... James Stuart Jim Gilmore III (born October 6, 1949) is a Republican politician who was Governor of Virginia from 1998 to 2002. ... A primary election is an election in which voters in a jurisdiction select candidates for a subsequent election (nominating primary). ... Look up November in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ...


She was the second Virginia woman (behind Democrat Leslie Byrne, who served one term from the neighboring 11th district from 1993 to 1995), and the first Virginia Republican woman, elected to the House in her own right. The 1st is one of the most Republican-leaning districts in Virginia (no Democrat has won the district since 1977, and only the neighboring 7th district is considered more Republican)[3]. Davis was reelected unopposed in 2002 and 2004. She won a fourth term in 2006 against token Democratic opposition. Unlike Bateman, who was relatively moderate by Southern Republican standards, Davis was strongly conservative, especially on social issues. Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Leslie Byrne (born Salt Lake City, Utah, October 27, 1946) is the 2005 Democratic Party candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. ... Virginias 11th Congressional District. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Virginias 7th Congressional District. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... President Bush meets with Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer (then House Minority Leader and Minority Whip, respectively) at the Oval Office in the White House. ...


During her tenure, Davis secured [citation needed] $169 million (after authorizing $229 million) for construction on the Navy's next-generation aircraft carrier, CVN-21, and more recently, $47 million for the removal of a portion of the James River Reserve Fleet, otherwise known as the Ghost Fleet. USN redirects here. ... Categories: Stub | Ship classes ... The James River is the name of at least two rivers in the United States. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into National Defense Reserve Fleet. ...


In March 2001, the House passed Davis's first piece of legislation — HR 1015,[4] the SGLI Adjustment Act, which increased the amount of Servicemember’s Group Life Insurance paid to beneficiaries of members of the Armed Forces who died in the performance of their duty between November 1, 2000 and April 1, 2001. Davis was also an advocate of tax cuts, and believed that the federal government must rein in growth and spending. [citation needed] Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... The Military of the United States, also known as the United States Armed Forces, is structured into five branches consisting of the: United States Army United States Marine Corps United States Navy United States Air Force United States Coast Guard Reserves United States National Guard United States Army Reserve United... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


Davis was endorsed by several groups, including the Virginia Sheriff’s Association, the Peninsula Housing and Builders Association, the Virginia Society for Human Life, the National Rifle Association, and the Madison Project. She received a 93% rating from the National Federation of Independent Businesses for the 109th Congress,[5] a grade of 95% from the Family Foundation of Virginia, and an "A" rating from the NRA Virginia Political Preference Chart. Other ratings included a 0% from the National Education Association, and a 0% from the Children's Defense Fund. This article concerns the National Rifle Association of the USA. For the UK organisation, see National Rifle Association of the United Kingdom The National Rifle Association, or NRA, is a non-profit group for the promotion of marksmanship, firearm safety, and the protection of hunting and personal protection firearm rights...


She was the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Subcommittee on Intelligence Policy. The U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence is a committee of the United States House of Representatives, currently chaired by Peter Hoekstra. ...


Personal life

Davis was born in Rowan County, North Carolina, but lived in Virginia since she was nine years old. Davis was one of four Pentecostals in the 109th Congress. The others are Todd Tiahrt of Kansas, Tim Johnson of Illinois, and Marilyn Musgrave of Colorado.[6] Rowan County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... The Pentecostal movement within Protestant Christianity places special emphasis on the gifts of the Holy Spirit. ... The 109th United States Congress meets from January 4, 2005, to January 1, 2007. ... Todd Tiahrt (born June 15, 1951), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1995, representing the Fourth Congressional District of Kansas. ... Official language(s) English[2] Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Area  Ranked 15th  - Total 82,277 sq mi (213,096 km²)  - Width 211 miles (340 km)  - Length 417 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ... Timothy V. (Tim) Johnson (born July 23, 1946) is an American politician who has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 2001, representing Illinoiss 15th congressional district (map). ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Musgrave (left) receives a pro-life Susan B. Anthony Award from Jane Abraham. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ...


Davis was diagnosed in September 2005 with breast cancer and underwent a partial mastectomy on July 5, 2006 at the George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. The pathology report indicated that there was no further evidence of cancer, and the Congresswoman stated that she would return to work as usual.[7] She attended House sessions until shortly before her death. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Breast cancer is cancer of breast tissue. ... In medicine, mastectomy is the medical term for the surgical removal of one or both breasts, partially or completely. ... is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The George Washington University (GW), is a private, coeducational university located in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The school was founded in 1821 as The Columbian College in the District of Columbia by Baptist ministers using funds bequeathed by George Washington. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ...


WAVY TV 10, a local news station, reported that Davis died on Saturday, October 6, 2007. She was reportedly recovering from a second bout with breast cancer, but her condition deteriorated rapidly over the previous week. She died at her home in Gloucester, Virginia. Her estate confirmed her death.[8] ... is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1651 Seat Gloucester Area  - Total  - Water 746 km² (288 mi²) 185 km² (71 mi²) 24. ...


Davis is the fifth member of Congress to die in less than a year. The others were Charlie Norwood, Juanita Millender-McDonald, Craig Thomas and Paul Gillmor. Charles Whitlow Norwood Jr. ... Juanita Millender-McDonald (September 7, 1938–April 22, 2007) was an American politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1996 until her death in 2007, representing Californias 37th congressional district, which includes most of South Central Los Angeles and the city of... Craig Lyle Thomas (born February 17, 1933) is a United States Senator from Wyoming. ... Paul Eugene Gillmor (born February 1, 1939) is an American politician of the Republican party who serves as a U.S. representative from the fifth congressional district of Ohio. ...


References

  1. ^ Congressional District 1 map
  2. ^ OpenSecrets.org 2000 Race: Virginia District 1
  3. ^ [1] 2008 Race Tracker: VA-01
  4. ^ [2]
  5. ^ NFIB Scorecard
  6. ^ Religion of US Congress. Adherents.com. Retrieved on 2007-07-17.
  7. ^ Va. Congresswoman Undergoes Breast-Cancer Surgery
  8. ^ Official Press Release Announcing Her Death From joanndavis.house.gov Retrieved October 6, 2007.

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... is the 198th day of the year (199th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Preceded by
Herbert H. Bateman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 1st congressional district

2001–2007
Succeeded by
TBA

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Jo Ann Davis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (685 words)
Davis worked in real estate before she was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 1996.
Davis is a strident conservative on both fiscal and social issues, scoring as more conservative than 91% of her fellow Representatives in 2005 and highly on several other measures of conservatism.
Davis is one of four Pentecostals in the 109th Congress.
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