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Ken Morgan
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Mississippi House of Representatives, District 100
Incumbent
In office
2007 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 8
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedJanuary 9, 2007
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Date of birthSeptember 10, 1951
Place of birthColumbia, Mississippi
ProfessionBusiness owner/welder
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Ken Morgan (b. September 10, 1951) is a Republican member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 100. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election on January 9, 2007.

Biography

Morgan's professional experience includes owning Ken's Welding Shop, Inc.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Morgan served on the following committees:

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2015
Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Vice Chair
Agriculture
Conservation and Water Resources
Corrections
Forestry
State Library
Transportation

2012-2013

During the 2012-2013 legislative session, Morgan served on the following committees:

2010-2011

During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Morgan served on the following committees:

Elections

2015

See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2015

Elections for the office of Mississippi House of Representatives will take place in 2015. A primary election will be held on August 4, 2015, and the general election November 3, 2015. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 27, 2015.[2]

2011

See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Morgan won re-election to District 100 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and defeated Harry Griffith in the November 8 general election.[3][4]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 100 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKen Morgan Incumbent 72.9% 7,028
     Democratic Harry Griffith 27.1% 2,611
Total Votes 9,639

2007

See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Morgan was re-elected in District 100, defeating Democratic challenger O.K. (Kenny) Moore in the general election.[5]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 100 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Ken Morgan (R) 4,527 55.42%
O.K. "Kenny" Moore (D) 3,642 44.58%

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Morgan received $19,500 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ken Morgan's campaign in 2011
Mississippi Bankers Association$3,000
Mississippi House Republican Conference$2,000
Mississippi Association Of Realtors$2,000
Mississippi Hospital Association$1,000
T L Wallace Construction$1,000
Total Raised in 2011 $19,500
Total Votes received in 2011 7,028
Cost of each vote received $2.77

2007

In 2007, Morgan collected $34,191 in donations.[7]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Mississippi Republican Party $7,291
Mississippi Hospital Association $2,500
Mississippi Bankers Association $2,000
Mississippi Association of Realtors $2,000
Kens Welding Inc. $1,000

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2014

In 2014, the Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 2.[8]

Legislators are scored on "economic growth, jobs and other broad job-related issues."[9]

Personal

Morgan is married with two children. He has been a member of the National Rifle Association, Joppa Temple, Marion County Development Partnership, Marion County Forestry Association, Marion County Land Conservation Association, Marion County Shrine Club, and Saint Alban's Lodge #60.[1]

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Preceded by
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Mississippi House of Representatives District 100
2007–present
Succeeded by
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