Ed Morse

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Ed Morse
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Idaho House of Representatives District 2B
Former member
In office
December 1, 2012 - 2014
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2012
Term limitsN/A
Master'sM.B.A., University of Idaho
ProfessionReal estate appraiser
Ed Morse is a former Republican member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 2B from 2012 to 2014.

Committee assignments


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


Campaign themes


Morse's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • 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."



See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Idaho House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. The general election was held 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 was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 2B Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEric Redman 61% 2,897
Ed Morse Incumbent 39% 1,849
Total Votes 4,746


See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[5][6][7]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 2B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEd Morse 63.3% 13,555
     Democratic Dan English 36.7% 7,868
Total Votes 21,423
Idaho House of Representatives District 2B Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEd Morse 35.4% 1,984
Phil Hart 31.2% 1,746
Ronald Ross Vieselmeyer 19.9% 1,116
Fritz Wiedenhoff 13.4% 751
Total Votes 5,597


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Idaho

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In 2013, the Idaho State Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 4.[8]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "impacting economic freedom in the state."


In 2012, the Idaho State Legislature was in session from January 9 through March 29.[9]

Legislators are scored on their stances on conservative issues.

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.[10] 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.[11]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Richard Harwood (R)
Idaho House of Representatives District 2B
Succeeded by
Eric Redman (R)