|Virginia House of Delegates District 74|
|2008 - Present|
|January 13, 2016|
|Years in position||6|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|Next general||November 3, 2015|
|Bachelor's||University of Virginia|
|J.D.||Georgetown University Law School, 1982|
|Other||L.L.M. from Trinity College, Dublin|
|Place of birth||Washington, DC|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Controversies
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
On June 30, 2014, Morrissey was indicted by a grand jury on felony counts of indecent liberties with a minor, possession of pornographic images of an underage female and of solicitation to obtain the images.
Morrissey earned his B.A. in economics from the University of Virginia in 1979, his J.D. from Georgetown University Law School in 1982, and his L.L.M. from Trinity College, Dublin in 2003.
Morrissey is a businessman. He worked as a Law School Teacher in Ireland and Australia from 2001 to 2006, ran a private law practice from 1993 to 2000, and worked as a Commonwealth's Attorney for the City of Richmond from 1990 to 1993.
At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Morrissey served on the following committees:
|Virginia Committee Assignments, 2014|
|• Science and Technology|
In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Morrissey served on the following committees:
|Virginia Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Health, Welfare and Institutions|
In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Morrissey served on the following committees:
|Virginia Committee Assignments, 2010|
|• Health, Welfare and Institutions|
- HB 1811 Deferred disposition; allows court to defer & dismiss any criminal case other than Class 4 felonies.
- HB 1814 Plastic bags; bans use by retailers at point of sale unless designed & manufactured for reuse.
- HB 2318 Firearms; any person who sells three or more firearms at show be licensed as a firearms dealer.
- 1. eliminate pay day loans
- 2. eliminate/repeal abusive driver fees
- 3. strong SCC supervision for any electric hike request
Morrissey won re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 74. Morrissey ran unopposed in the June 11 Democratic primary. He was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.
On November 8, 2011, Morrissey won re-election to District 74 of the Virginia House of Delegates. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and defeated Dwayne Whitehead (I) in the November 8 general election.
|Virginia House of Delegates, District 74 General Election, 2011|
|Democratic||Joseph Morrissey Incumbent||73.2%||11,717|
In 2009, Morrissey was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates.
|Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District (2009)|
|Joseph Morrissey (D)||14,605|
In 2011, Morrissey received $170,234 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Joseph Morrissey's campaign in 2011|
|Tobacco Co Restaurant||$7,500|
|International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers||$6,000|
|Virginia Automobile & Truck Dealers Association||$5,750|
|Total Raised in 2011||$170,234|
|Total Votes received in 2011||11,717|
|Cost of each vote received||$14.53|
The top five donors to Morrissey's 2009 campaign:
|International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers||$8,500|
|Merlin Industries Inc.||$7,239|
|Democratic Party of Virginia||$6,399|
|Virginia Dental Association||$3,750|
Grand Jury Indictment
On June 30, 2014, a grand jury issued five indictments on felony charges of indecent liberties with a minor, possession of pornographic images of an underage female and of solicitation to obtain the images. Special prosecutor William Neely alleged that Morrissey had sex with a 17 year-old girl twice in his law office and texted someone about it. Morrissey's attorneys argued that a secretary in the representative's law office erroneously claimed the girl was 22 and that no sexual activity took place. If convicted, Morrissey faces up to 40 years in prison and 12 months in jail.
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- Virginia State Legislature
- Virginia House of Delegates
- Virginia House of Delegates Committees
- Virginia state legislative districts
- Joe Morrissey For Delegate (Archive)
- Virginia House of Delegates - Rep. Morrissey
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions:2009, 2007
- Richmond Sunlight profile
- Virginia Public Access Project profile
- Richmond Times-Dispatch, "Morrissey indicted on sex charges," June 30, 2014
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed May 28, 2014
- Legislative Information System, "Bill Tracking," accessed May 28, 2014
- Project Vote Smart, "Issue Positions," accessed May 28, 2014
- Virginia Board of Elections, “Official Results - 2013 General Election," accessed December 2, 2013
- Virginia State Board of Elections, "November 2011 General Election Official Results," accessed May 15, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Virginia House of Delegates 2009 General Election Results," accessed May 15, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2011 Campaign Contributions," accessed May 15, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2009 Campaign Contributions," accessed May 15, 2014
- Morrissey & Goldman, "About Joe Morrissey," accessed July 6, 2014
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