|Virginia House of Delegates District 74|
|2008 - Present|
|January 13, 2016|
|Years in position||5|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|Next election||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|
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.
- 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
In the 2012-2013 session, Morrissey served on the following committees:
In the 2010-2011 session, Morrissey served on the following committees:
- Health, Welfare and Institutions
- Subcommittee #3
- Students and Day Care Subcommittee
- Teachers and Administrative Action Subcommittee
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|
Morrissey is single and has two children.
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- Petition: Vote for term limits, or we'll vote you out - Watchdog.org
- Holyoke Homework House offers reading and ice cream on Valley Gives day - MassLive.com
- LGBT Strategy To Stay the Course in Richmond - Metro Weekly
- Virginia legislator: outlawing dangerous household animals could be difficult - Richmond Times Dispatch
- Bills To Repeal State's 'DOMA' Amendment Introduced In Virginia House And ... - The New Civil Rights Movement
- Dead Dogwoods 2013 - Richmond magazine
- Critics' Picks - Los Angeles Times
- Portsmouth High announces honor roll - Seacoastonline.com
- Portsmouth High School First Quarter Honor Roll, 2013 -14 - Foster's Daily Democrat
- Morrissey To Honor Lou Reed With 'Satellite Of Love' Cover - Huffington Post
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- Joe Morrissey For Delegate (Archive)
- Virginia House of Delegates - Rep. Morrissey
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions:2009, 2007
- Richmond Sunlight profile
- Virginia Public Access Project profile
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Delegate Morrissey
- ↑ Bill Tracking - Legislation as Chief Patron
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Delegate Morrissey Issue Positions
- ↑ Virginia Board of Elections, “Official Results - 2013 General Election," accessed December 2, 2013
- ↑ Virginia State Board of Elections - November 2011 General Election Official Results
- ↑ Virginia House of Delegates 2009 General Election Results
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2011 contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign Contributions
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