Former Michigan Senator Joanne Emmons Dies at 88

Joanne Emmons

Joanne Emmons

Former State Senator Joanne Emmons died Thursday at the age of 88.

Emmons served as treasurer for Big Rapids Township for a decade beginning in 1976 and was the chair of the Mecosta County Republican Party.

She also served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 1987 to 1990, and in the Michigan Senate from 1990 to 2002.

“I am deeply saddened by the passing of my friend Joanne Emmons,” said U.S. Congressman John Moolenaar (R – 4th District). “She was a dedicated public servant for almost three decades and our state is better off today because of her leadership and commitment to public service. She provided outstanding assistance to her constituents, and she was a faithful steward of taxpayer dollars, while always fighting to defend the lives of the unborn. I join her family and friends in mourning her passing and celebrating her life.”