Morgan Meyer

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Morgan Meyer
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Texas House of Representatives, District 108
Incumbent
In office
January 13, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 0
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSouthern Methodist University
J.D.Washington and Lee Law School
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Morgan Meyer campaign logo
CandidateVerification
Morgan Meyer is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 108. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Biography

Meyer earned his B.S. from Southern Methodist University and his J.D. from Washington and Lee Law School.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2015
Energy Resources
Insurance

Issues

Campaign Themes

Meyer's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Cutting Waste & Shrinking Government

  • Excerpt: "Committed to conservative principles, Morgan believes that the role of government is to provide basic and essential services to taxpayers at the lowest cost. That means as our state representative, he will work hard to find ways to cut waste, reduce the reach of government and create new efficiencies."

Opportunity Through Education

  • Excerpt: "Raised to value education, Morgan helped put himself through college by working odd jobs and earning an academic scholarship to SMU. He graduated Cum Laude and then attended Washington and Lee School of Law. As our state representative, Morgan will make education a top priority."

Jobs, Opportunity & Growth

  • Excerpt: "A successful business litigator who worked his entire career to protect small and medium sized businesses, Morgan understands the importance of maintaining a pro-business environment in Texas. He knows the key to future economic opportunity for our families is maintaining a business-friendly environment."

Set A Higher Ethical Standard

  • Excerpt: "State government has a responsibility to be trustworthy and transparent to our citizens, and elected officials must be held to the highest ethical standard. As our state representative, Morgan will work to bring that higher ethical standard to state government by leading for ethics reform that puts our citizens first."

Elections

2014

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. Those candidates who did not receive 50% or more of the vote in their party primary on March 4 faced an additional May 27 primary runoff. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Leigh Bailey was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Morgan Meyer and Chart Westcott advanced to a runoff, defeating Court Alley in the Republican primary. Meyer defeated Westcott in the May 27 Republican runoff. Meyer defeated Bailey in the general election.[2][3][4]

Texas House of Representatives, District 108 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMorgan Meyer 60.7% 24,973
     Democratic Leigh Bailey 39.3% 16,182
Total Votes 41,155

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Personal

Meyer and his wife, Keana, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dan Branch (R)
Texas House of Representatives District 108
2015–present
Succeeded by
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