Senator Elaine Gannon, a Republican, represents the seven counties that comprise the 3rd Senatorial District, including Iron, Reynolds, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Washington and part of Jefferson. She served four consecutive terms in the House of Representatives from 2012-2020.
Prior to her legislative duties, Rep. Gannon taught junior high physical education and coached in DeSoto Public Schools. She is a proud member of the NRA and attends First Baptist Church in DeSoto. She is a Board Member for the DeSoto School District as well as the Mercy Jefferson Hospital in Crystal City.
Senator Gannon graduated from Bismarck High School in 1971, earned an associate’s degree from Jefferson County Community College in 1973, a bachelor’s degree in education at Southeast Missouri State University in 1975 and a master’s degree in education from Southwest Missouri Baptist University in 1994. She is a staunch advocate for education and children.
Born in Bonne Terre and raised in Bismarck, Sen. Gannon currently resides in DeSoto with her husband, Dennis. They have two sons, Andrew and Jason.
Elected to the Senate: 2020
House of Representatives: 2012 – 2020
Progress and Development
Seniors, Families, Veterans and Military Affairs, Vice-Chairwoman
Joint Committee on Education
Joint Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect
Joint Committee on Legislative Research
Missouri Assistive Technology Advisory Council