|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 56B|
|January 8, 2013 - present|
|January 6, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
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|
Morgan's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- 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."
- 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."
- 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 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.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 56B General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Will Morgan Incumbent||45.8%||6,669|
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.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 56B, General Election, 2012|
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.
|Will Morgan's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Minnesota House, District 56B||$34,482|
|2010||Minnesota House, District 40A||$33,559|
|2008||Minnesota House, District 40A||$44,750|
|2006||Minnesota House, District 40A||$35,028|
|2004||Minnesota House, District 40A||$19,493|
|Grand Total Raised||$167,312|
2012Morgan 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|
|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|
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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from February 25 through May 19.
- Liberty Minnesota: 2014
- Legislators are scored on bills of interest to an organization advocating "limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty."
- NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on pro-choice issues.
In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 8 to May 20.
- Americans for Prosperity Minnesota: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored "on key votes on issues concerning economic freedom, which includes taxes, budgets and spending, health care and more."
- Minnesota Family Council: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.
- Minnesota Majority: 2013 Scorecard
- 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."
- Taxpayers League of Minnesota: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes of interest to an economically conservative organization.
- NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes regarding reproductive issues.
Taxpayers League of Minnesota
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- Office website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- "votewillmorgan," Official Campaign Website
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "State Canvassing Board Report," August 19, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed July 25, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 Election Results," accessed November 4, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed June 18, 2012
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "Minnesota State Canvassing Report - State Primary - Tuesday, August 14, 2012," accessed April 23, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Morgan, Will," accessed December 13, 2013
- Liberty Minnesota, "About Us," accessed July 25, 2014
- Americans for Prosperity, "2013 Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
- Minnesota Family Council, "2013 Minnesota Family Council Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
- Minnesota Majority, "Scorecards," accessed July 26, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecards," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2013," accessed May 15, 2014
Andrea Kieffer (R)
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