Frank Morse

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Frank Morse
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Oregon State Senate District 8
Former member
In office
2003-September 2012
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2002
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sNorthwest Christian College, 1966
Master'sOregon State University, 1970
Personal
Date of birthSeptember 9, 1943
Place of birthLebanon, OR
ReligionProtestant
CandidateVerification
Frank Morse (b. September 9, 1943) is a former Republican member of the Oregon State Senate, representing District 8 from 2003 to September 2012. He unexpectedly resigned in September 2012, stating that he no longer had the energy to push for tax reform which he had worked on for more than a decade.[1]

He was the Senate Assistant Republican Leader, and beginning in the 2011 session, Morse served as the Deputy Minority Leader.[2]

Biography

Morse earned his B.Th. in Theology from Northwest Christian College in 1966 and his M.A. from Oregon State University in 1970. His professional experience includes working as a former Board Chairman for Environ-Metal Incorporated, Vice President of Morse Brother Incorporated from 1975 to 1980, President of Morse Brothers Incorporated from 1980 to 1996 and as Chairman/CEO of Morse Brothers Incorporated from 1996 to 1998.

Committee assignments

2011

2010

Elections

2010

See also: Oregon State Senate elections, 2010

Morse won re-election to the Oregon State Senate against Dan Rayfield (D).[3] Morse was unopposed in the Democratic primary election on May 18, 2010.[4] The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Oregon State Senate, District 8 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Frank Morse (R) 26,466
Dan Rayfield (D) 21,563

2006

See also: Oregon State Senate elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Morse was re-elected to the 8th District Seat in the Oregon State Senate, besting Mario Magaña (D).[5][6] Morse raised $195,582 for his campaign, while Magaña raised $10,293.[7]

Oregon State Senate, District 8 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Frank Morse (R) 27,127
Mario Magaña (D) 18,767

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Morse received $315,474 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]

2006

In 2006, Morse collected $195,582 in donations.[9]

These were the largest contributors.

Donor Amount
MORSE, J FRANKLIN $16,378
MORSE, MICHAEL D $10,000
OREGON AUTO DEALERS ASSOCIATION $10,000
OREGON CONCRETE & AGGREGATE PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION $9,000

Personal

Morse and his wife, Linda, have two children.

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Preceded by
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Oregon State Senate District 8
2003–September 2012
Succeeded by
Betsy Close (R)