Jean-Paul J. Morrell

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Jean-Paul J. Morrell
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Louisiana State Senate, District 3
Incumbent
In office
2008-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 6
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$16,800/year
Per diem$6,000/year for expenses; $153/day per diem
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 19, 2011
First electedDecember 6, 2008
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Louisiana House of Representatives
2006-2008
Education
Bachelor'sSpring Hill College, 2001
J.D.Tulane University Law School, 2004
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 2, 1978
ProfessionBusinessman
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jean-Paul J. Morrell (b. September 2, 1978) is a Democratic member of the Louisiana State Senate, representing District 3. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election on December 6, 2008.

Morrell served in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 2006 to 2008.

Biography

Morrell earned his B.S. from Spring Hill College in 2001 and his J.D. from Tulane University Law School in 2004. His professional experience includes working as a Staff Intern for United States Senator John Breaux, Public Defender for the Office of Indigent Public Defender at Orleans Parish, and partner for Morrell & Morrell, Limited Liability Company.

Committee assignments

2012-2013

In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Morrell served on the following committees:

2010-2011

In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Morrell served on the following committees:

2008-2009

In the 2008-2009 legislative session, Morrell served on the following committees:

Elections

2011

See also: Louisiana State Senate elections, 2011

Morrell ran for re-election in 2011. He defeated Senate District 2 incumbent Cynthia Willard-Lewis (D) in the October 22 primary. Willard-Lewis was relocated as a result of redistricting. 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, if no candidate reached this threshold, then a general election would have taken place on November 19, 2011 between the top-two vote getters.[1]

Louisiana State Senate District 3 Blanket Primary, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJ.P. Morrell Incumbent 53.2% 11,280
     Democratic Cynthia Willard-Lewis 46.8% 9,911
Total Votes 21,191

2008

Morrell was elected to the Louisiana State Senate District 3 in a special election held December 6, 2008. He defeated Shawn Barney.[2]

Louisiana State Senate District 3 Special Election (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png J.P. Morrell (D) 5,477
Shawn Barney (D) 4,558

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Morrell received $363,820 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[3]

Louisiana State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jean-Paul J. Morrell's campaign in 2011
Bruno & Bruno$6,000
Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 60$5,000
Louisiana State Farm Agents$4,000
Louisiana Association Of Business & Industry$3,930
Cynthia Hedge-Morrell Inc$3,540
Total Raised in 2011 $363,820
Total Votes received in 2011 11,280
Cost of each vote received $32.25

Personal

Morrell and his wife, Catherine, have one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Louisiana State Senate District 3
2008–present
Succeeded by
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