Brannon McMorris

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Brannon McMorris
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Former candidate for
U.S. Senate, Louisiana
PartyLibertarian
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sLouisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
Personal
ProfessionEngineer
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Campaign website
Brannon McMorris was a 2014 Libertarian candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from Louisiana.[1] Brannon McMorris lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

Biography

McMorris earned an engineering degree from LSU in 1998. He has worked as an engineer in Louisiana for over 15 years.[2]

McMorris has been active in the Libertarian Party. He served on the executive committee of the Livingston Parish Libertarian Party.[3]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

McMorris listed the following issues on his campaign website:[4]

  • Budget
Excerpt: "Tax Reform, raising taxes and printing more money are not effective long term solutions. We must make drastic reductions in spending."
  • Taxes
Excerpt: "I will vote against any additions to the tax code. I will support and propose legislation that will reform the tax code. I will begin an effort to abolish the IRS and replace it with a simplified tax code, so that all Americans pay their fair share."
  • Drugs
Excerpt: "The United States must repeal the controlled substances act, end the reckless and costly war on drugs, and take comprehensive reform of the FDA."
  • Mandatory sentencing reform
Excerpt: "Mandatory minimum sentences are unfair, and outmoded...I will support efforts for mandatory sentencing reform, as well as push to research other models to bring our nation’s penal system to the world's forefront."
  • Privacy
Excerpt: "The government's role in regulating the internet should be limited to the protection of Americans privacy... I will vote against any regulations concerning internet freedom, as well as spearhead efforts to stop certain government agencies from spying on our citizens."
  • Foreign policy and national security
Excerpt: "I will vote down any increase in military budget. I will be a voice of reason to push back against escalations toward war. I will work with like minded leaders to reduce military spending to pre-cold war levels."
  • Immigration
Excerpt: "[E]ntitlement reform must come first. It is vital that we make the incentive to come here about creating a sustainable life as a US citizen, not reap temporary economic gain illegally."
  • Same-sex marriage
Excerpt: "I will not support any legislation that defines marriage. I will fight to make sure same sex marriages receive equal treatment under the law."

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate elections in Louisiana, 2014

McMorris ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Louisiana.[1] McMorris sought the Libertarian nomination in the primary. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

U.S. Senate, Louisiana General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMary Landrieu Incumbent 42.1% 619,402
     Democratic Wayne Ables 0.8% 11,323
     Democratic Vallian Senegal 0.3% 3,831
     Democratic William Waymire Jr. 0.3% 4,673
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Cassidy 41% 603,084
     Republican Rob Maness 13.8% 202,556
     Republican Thomas Clements 1% 14,173
     Libertarian Brannon Lee McMorris 0.9% 13,034
Total Votes 1,472,076
Source: Mary Landrieu and Bill Cassidy headed to a runoff election on December 6, 2014. Louisiana Secretary of State

Personal

McMorris and his wife, Laura, have two sons.[5]

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