|Idaho House of Representatives District 2B|
|December 1, 2012-Present|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||2|
|Per diem||$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Master's||MBA, University of Idaho|
|Profession||Real estate appraiser|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Morse served on the following committees:
|Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Environment, Energy, and Technology|
|• Health and Welfare|
Morse's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Fighting for Idaho Jobs, Homes and Businesses
- Excerpt: "Ed Morse is an experienced businessman who will fight for our jobs, defend our property rights and stand with our businesses against high taxes and unnecessary regulations."
- Improving the Value of Idaho Education
- Excerpt: "Ed Morse is a conservative community leader that will work to improve education by getting best value for our tax dollars by increasing efficiency, effectiveness and accountability in our schools systems."
- Providing Ethical Leadership
- Excerpt: "Ed Morse adheres to a strict code of ethics and believes that lawmakers given a public trust must abide by the same laws that we pass for everyone else."
Elections for the office of Idaho House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Eric Redman defeated incumbent Ed Morse in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.
|Idaho House of Representatives, District 2B Republican Primary, 2014|
|Ed Morse Incumbent||39%||1,849|
Morse won election in the 2012 election for Idaho House of Representatives District 2B. He defeated Ronald Ross Vieselmeyer, Fritz Wiedenhoff and District 3B incumbent Phil Hart in the Republican primary on May 15. Morse defeated Dan English (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Idaho House of Representatives, District 2B, General Election, 2012|
|Idaho House of Representatives District 2B Republican Primary, 2012|
|Ronald Ross Vieselmeyer||19.9%||1,116|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
Idaho Freedom Index
The Idaho Freedom Foundation, an Idaho-based, nonprofit educational research institute, released its "Idaho Freedom Index" in 2013. The index intended to show how Idaho legislators voted on the principles the Foundation seeks to promote. It measured each state legislator based on two tiers, which include whether legislators voted for or against bills that would create or eliminate government agencies, programs, and regulations, and bills that would impact the free market in a positive or negative way. Scores ranged from the highest possible score for members of the state Senate (194 points) and for members of the state House (180 points). A higher score indicated that the legislator voted more in favor of the values supported by the Foundation. Morse received a score of -8 points in the 2013 index, ranking 33rd out of 70 members of the Idaho House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.
Morse and his wife, Terri, have one child.
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- Idaho House of Representatives
- House Committees
- Idaho State Legislature
- Idaho state legislative districts
- Rep. Morse's website
- Campaign Website
- Profile from Open States
- Project Vote Smart profile
- Campaign contributions: 2012
- Ed Morse, "Ed's Positions," accessed October 5, 2012
- Idaho Secretary of State, "Official candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
- Idaho Secretary of State, "Official primary election results," accessed June 12, 2014
- Office of the Idaho Secretary of State, "List of All Candidate Declarations for 2012," accessed March 26, 2012
- Idaho Secretary of State Election Division, "May 15, 2012 Primary Election Results," accessed July 4, 2012
- Idaho Secretary of State – Elections Division, "November 6, 2012 General Election Results," accessed December 27, 2012
- Idaho Freedom Foundation, "2013 Freedom Index," accessed August 19, 2013
- Ed Morse, "About," accessed October 5, 2012
Richard Harwood (R)
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