Jo Ella Hoye

Jo Ella Hoye

Kansas House of Representatives, District 17, KS

Jo Ella is a stay-at-home-mom and committed public servant. She’s held various local government management positions in the public, private, and non-profit sectors; most recently as a Senior Analyst in the Johnson County Manager’s Office. She volunteered for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America for over three and a half years, including as Kansas Chapter Leader. This strategic team of volunteers helped moved the needle on gun safety in Kansas with bipartisan support. Jo Ella’s continued presence at the Statehouse influenced the passage of sensible gun legislation, earning her the nomination by Everytown for Gun Safety for the 2018 Professional Women in Advocacy Excellence in Advocacy of a State Issue Campaign Award.

Jo Ella serves as Vice President of Ways and Means for the Rising Star Elementary PTA and is Vice Chair of the Lenexa Planning Commission.

Born in Lincoln, NE, Jo Ella is a graduate from Nebraska City High School and Cornell College. She earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Kansas. Jo Ella lives in Lenexa with her husband, Brian, and their third grader, William.