Jo Ann Davis

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Jo Ann Davis (R), was first elected to Congress in November of 2000, where she represented Virginia's 1st District. She died of breast cancer on October 4, 2007.

She served on the Armed Services, International Relations and Government Reform Committees. Chairs the House Goverment Reform Comittee's Subcommittee on Civil Service. Vice-Chair of the House International Relations Committee’s Subcommittee on Europe.


  • She called for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's resignation: "I told my husband that when (Sen.) Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) came out and said he should resign, it's probably the only thing in my life I've ever agreed with Hillary Clinton about" (Source: Hampton Roads Daily Press, August 12, 2006.)
  • When asked about the difference between the Sunni and Shia, she said “It’s a difference in their fundamental religious beliefs. The Sunni are more radical than the Shia. Or vice versa. But I think it’s the Sunnis who’re more radical than the Shia.” (Source: "Can You Tell a Sunni from a Shiite?", by Jeff Stein, New York Times, Oct. 17, 2006.)

External Links

  • Official House website
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