Saturday, October 6, 2007

Jo Ann Davis (R-Virginia) 1950-2007

Congresswoman Jo Ann Davis (R-Virginia) who represents a district that includes Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Fredricksburg succumbed after a two year battle with breast cancer at her home in Virginia. She was 57 years old.

Davis was elected to the House in 2000 and reelected three more times with only minor opposition.

Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005, she underwent a partial mastectomy tha same year and returned to work cancer-free. The cancer came back this year and, after a brave and rough battle, has taken her life.

Davis is the fifth member of Congress to die in office this year after Charlie Norwood (R-Georgia) Juanita-Millender-McDonald (D-California), Sen. Craig Thomas (R-Wyoming), and Paul Gilmor (R-Ohio).

Norwood, Millender-McDonald, and Thomas also succumbed to cancer.

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