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also known as JoAnn Morford-Burg

state senator , Investment company executive

JoAnn Morford, American state senator, investment company executive. Chartered Life Underwriter; chartered finance consultant. Fleming fellow, Center Policy Alternatives, 1996.


Morford, JoAnn was born on November 26, 1956 in Miller, South Dakota, United States. Daughter of Darrell Keith Morford and Eleanor May Morford-Steptoe.


Bachelor of Science in Agricultural-Business, Commercial Economics, South Dakota State University, 1979. Certified in personal finance planning, American College, 1992.


Agricultural loan officer 1st Bank System, Presho, South Dakota, 1980-1982, Wessington Springs, 1982-1986, American State Bank, Wessington Springs, 1986. Investment representative ARM Finance Services Inc., 1986-1996, Capital Financial Services, Inc., Miller, since 1997. Member South Dakota State Senate, Wessington Springs, 1990-1996, majority whip, 1993-1994, minority whip, 1995-1996, member, 1990-1997, Miller, 1997-1998.

Insurance agent Western Fraternal Life Association, 2001—2003. Member transportation committee, commerce committee, taxation committee South Dakota State Senate, Pierre, 1990—1992, member appropriations committee, 1993—1998, chair operations and audit committee, 1993—1994, member operations and audit committee, 1995—1998. Member federal issues environmental committee National Conference State Legislators' Assembly, 1994—1998, vice chair, 1996—1997.


  • Chartered Life Underwriter. Chartered finance consultant.


Salvation can be achieved through deep and sincere believe in God.


Every Church statement in social or economic field should be seriously considered and demonstrate a competence in political sphere.


The strongest feature of Methodism is that ordinary people play a major role in the running of the Church.


Member midwestern-Canada task force Midwest Conference, 1990—1994. Treasurer township board Wessington Springs, 1990—1992. Active Wessington Springs School Improvement Council, 1992—1995.

Board directors Nyoda Council Girls Scouts United States. Member finance committee United Methodist Church, Miller, 2001—2004. Member of South Dakota Farmers Union, Business and Professional Women (2nd vice president 2002), Alumni Council Young Political Leaders (China delegation 1996, host El Salvador delegation 1999), Future Farmers American (advisory board Wessington Springs chapter 1984-1996), South Dakota State University 4-H Alumni Association, Order Eastern Star (various offices since 1980).


Darrell Keith Morford Morford-Steptoe

Eleanor May (Fawcett) Morford-Steptoe