|Louisiana House of Representatives, District 14|
|January 9, 2012-Present|
|January 11, 2016|
|Years in position||1|
|Per diem||$6,000/year for expenses; $149/day per diem|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 19, 2011|
|First elected||November 19, 2011|
|Next election||November 3, 2015|
|Bachelor's||Louisiana State University|
|J.D.||Louisiana State University School of Law|
Morris earned his B.s. and J.D. from Louisiana State University. His professional experience includes working as managing partner of Dean Morris, LLP, Lenders Title Corporation, and owner of Morris & Associates-businesses.
In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Morris served on the following committees:
Morris released an ad on September 26, 2013, in regards to Ted Cruz September 24-25, 2013, speech on the floor of the Senate in support of the defund Obamacare effort. In the ad he also indicated that he would support a government shutdown if Obamacare is not defunded.
"The empty campaign promises about Obamacare must end," Morris says in the ad. "To defund Obamacare, we must defeat the political establishment, even if it means shutting down government."
Morris ran for the U.S. House representing the 5th Congressional District of Louisiana. The election was held to replace Rodney Alexander, who announced his resignation in order to take a position as the next Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs at the end of September 2013. He was defeated in the open primary on October 19, 2013.
|U.S. House, Louisiana District 5 Special Election Open Primary, 2013|
|Republican||Phillip "Blake" Weatherly||0.5%||517|
|Libertarian||Henry Herford, Jr.||0.9%||886|
|Source: Official results via Louisiana Secretary of State|
On November 19, 2011, Morris won election to District 61 of the Louisiana House of Representatives. He faced incumbent Sam Little (R) and Michael Echols (R) in the primary election on October 22, 2011. Because Louisiana uses a blanket primary system, a candidate can be declared the overall winner of the seat by garnering 50 percent +1 of the vote in the primary. However, since no candidate reached this threshold, a general election took place on November 19 between Little and Morris. Morris defeated Little to win the seat.
|Louisiana House of Representatives District 14 General Election, 2011|
|Republican||Sam Little Incumbent||40.9%||3,463|
|Louisiana House of Representatives, District 14 Blanket Primary, 2011|
|Republican||Sam Little Incumbent||36.7%||4,384|
In 2011, Morris received $350,144 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Louisiana House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jay Morris's campaign in 2011|
|Morris Iii, John C||$40,000|
|Republican Legislative Delegation Campaign Cmte Of Louisiana||$5,000|
|Sparks, Wood T||$2,500|
|Phelan, Lawrence & Pamela||$2,500|
|Total Raised in 2011||$350,144|
|Total Votes received in 2011||5,005|
|Cost of each vote received||$69.96|
Morris is married and has three children. He is involved with the United Way and the Monroe and West Monroe Chambers of Commerce.
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 KNOE, "Another candidate plans to join 5th District race," accessed August 12, 2013
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Louisiana Secretary of State, "U. S. Representative -- 5th Congressional District," accessed October 19, 2013
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Jay Morris for State Representative, "Biography," accessed October 11, 2011
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Washington Post, "House candidate backs government shutdown in ad featuring Ted Cruz," accessed September 26, 2013
- ↑ Nola.com, "Rodney Alexander to join Jindal administration, departure from Congress will trigger special election," accessed August 8, 2013
- ↑ Louisiana Secretary of State "Unofficial Election Results," October 22, 2011
- ↑ Louisiana Secretary of State, "Official election results for November 19, 2011," accessed December 6, 2011
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2011 contributions
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