Elaine Morgan

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Elaine Morgan
ElaineMorgan.jpg
Rhode Island State Senate, District 34
Incumbent
In office
January 6, 2015 - present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 0
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$14,947.34/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Elaine J. Morgan is a Republican member of the Rhode Island State Senate, representing District 34. She was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Morgan served on the following committees:

Rhode Island Committee Assignments, 2015
Commerce
Education
Special Legislation and Veterans' Affairs

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Morgan's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[1]

Business development & Job Creation

  • Excerpt: "I want RI to rank in the top five business friendly states. Rhode Island is currently ranked # 49th in the nation for having a business friendly environment. I will change that by working with the my district and fellow legislator’s to help the average Jane and Joe startup, manage and maintain a business. I will devote my time personally to see these establishment succeed in our wonderful state. I know what it takes to develop a business friendly environment on the legislative end and will implement it to the best of my ability."

Fiscal Responsibility

  • Excerpt: "We need to know where and how our tax money is being spent. 38 Studios is a very costly example of back door deals and wasteful spending costing Rhode Islanders $89 million dollars without our consent. These so called deals need to be brought to the voters!"
  • Excerpt: "We the people" know where our money works best IN OUR OWN POCKETS. There has been so much wasteful spending without our permission. This has to stop! As Senator of District 34, I will bring transparency to the forefront."

Preserving & Protecting our Natural Resources

  • Excerpt: "We need to work together to help our rural & agricultural farm lands stay safe. Our lives and livelihood depends upon it. I pledge to keep a unique balance between agriculture and business. We need more tax incentives to help our farmers and farmland maintain its value. This industry has been over-regulated to its max."

Elections

2014

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Rhode Island State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 25, 2014. Incumbent Catherine Cool Rumsey was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Elaine Morgan was unopposed in the Republican primary. Cameron Ennis (I) was removed from the ballot before the primary. Morgan defeated Cool Rumsey in the general election.[2][3][4]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 34, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngElaine Morgan 52.4% 5,280
     Democratic Catherine Cool Rumsey Incumbent 47.6% 4,788
Total Votes 10,068

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Rhode Island

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of Rhode Island scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

Please see our writing guidelines if you would like to add results from an individual scorecard to this legislator's profile.


Recent news

BP-Initials-UPDATED.png
Know more information about this profile?
Submit a bio

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Elaine + Morgan + Rhode + Island + Senate"

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

Elaine Morgan News Feed

  • Loading...

See also

External links

BP-Initials-UPDATED.png
Suggest a link

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Catherine Cool Rumsey (D)
Rhode Island State Senate District 34
January 6, 2015-present
Succeeded by
NA