Will Morgan

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Will Morgan
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 56B
Incumbent
In office
January 8, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Will Morgan is a Democratic member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 56B. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Morgan served on the following committees:

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Education Finance
Education Policy
Energy Policy, Vice-chair
Health and Human Services Policy

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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

Education

  • Excerpt: "We know the quality of our schools and the education our students receive is dependent, first and foremost, on the quality of the teachers in the classroom. We cannot degrade that quality by adopting shortcuts to our teacher training or reducing the standards for our children."

Healthcare

  • Excerpt: "With the historic deficits we faced in 2009 and 2010, I worked to prioritize nursing homes, minimize the impact of health care costs on families, preserve the health care access fund for its intended purpose and maximize the impact of federal dollars coming to our state."

Environment

  • Excerpt: "Our natural resources are a Minnesota treasure. And, with the renewable energy standard, our well-educated work force is well positioned to capitalize on the green economy-the growth sector of the 21st century."

Elections

2014

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Minnesota House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 12, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Will Morgan was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Roz Peterson was unopposed in the Republican primary. Peterson defeated Morgan in the general election.[2][3][4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 56B General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRoz Peterson 54% 7,856
     Democratic Will Morgan Incumbent 45.8% 6,669
     Write-in Write-in 0.2% 27
Total Votes 14,552

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Morgan won election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 56B. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Roz Peterson (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 56B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWill Morgan 50.4% 10,685
     Republican Roz Peterson 49.6% 10,515
Total Votes 21,200

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Morgan is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Morgan raised a total of $167,312 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 13, 2013.[7]

Will Morgan's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota House, District 56B Won $34,482
2010 Minnesota House, District 40A Defeated $33,559
2008 Minnesota House, District 40A Won $44,750
2006 Minnesota House, District 40A Won $35,028
2004 Minnesota House, District 40A Defeated $19,493
Grand Total Raised $167,312

2012

Morgan won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Morgan raised a total of $34,482.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Will Morgan's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$4,789
52nd Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party New$1,134
56th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party$1,050
Paul D. Gardner House District 53A Committee$735
Minnesota Nurses Association$500
Total Raised in 2012$34,482
Source:Follow the Money

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Minnesota

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2014

In 2014, the Legislature was in session from February 25 through May 19.

Legislators are scored on bills of interest to an organization advocating "limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty."[8]
Legislators are scored on pro-choice issues.

2013

In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 8 to May 20.

Legislators are scored "on key votes on issues concerning economic freedom, which includes taxes, budgets and spending, health care and more."[9]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.[10]
Legislators are scored on "a wide range of issues including taxes, government spending, elections, childcare unionization, property rights and energy policy" per "the traditional values position."[11]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to an economically conservative organization.
Legislators are scored on votes regarding reproductive issues.

Taxpayers League of Minnesota

The Taxpayers League of Minnesota, a Minnesota-based taxpayer advocacy organization, releases a legislative scorecard for the Minnesota House of Representatives and Minnesota State Senate once a year. The scorecard gives each legislator a score based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on tax issues and “their efforts to balance the state budget without a tax increase.” The organization also compiles a legislator’s individual "Lifetime Score."[12]

2013

Morgan received a score of 0% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 94th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[13]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Andrea Kieffer (R)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 56B
2013- present
Succeeded by
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