Charles Morgan

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Charles Morgan
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Candidate for
Texas House of Representatives, District 8
PartyRepublican
Education
Bachelor'sTexas A&M
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Air Force
Personal
ProfessionRetired civil engineer
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Charles E. Morgan was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 8 of the Texas House of Representatives. Morgan ran for the same position as a Democrat in 2012 and 2010.

Biography

Morgan attended the Air War College and earned his bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M. Now retired, his professional experience includes working as Lead Civil Engineer and Chief of Sanitary Control for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Morgan served as a major in the U.S. Air Force, working as a civil engineering manager.[1][2]

Issues

Political Courage Test

2010

Morgan provided answers to the 2010 Political Courage Test by Project Vote Smart on the subjects of:

  • Abortion and reproductive issues
  • Budget, spending and tax issues
  • Campaign finance and government reform issues
  • Crime and public safety issues
  • Economic issues
  • Education issues
  • Environment and energy issues
  • Gun issues
  • Health issues
  • Social issues
  • Legislative priorities

He stated his legislative priorities as: "My first priority is to pass a noise law to control Low Frequency Noise generated by industrial equipment, high power electric lines and micro-wave towers that is harming our citizens and causing deaths. Company owners will absorb this cost. Second will be to get control of our school drop-out rate. No new funding needed. Thirdly, will be to increase our teachers' pay to be commensurate with the education and certifications they must have to perform their jobs. Funding from corporate taxes."[3]

The full test can be accessed here.

Elections

2014

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives will take 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 will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Byron Cook defeated Bobby Vickery and Charles Morgan in the Republican primary. Cook will face John Wilford (L) in the general election.[4][5][6]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Morgan ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 8. Morgan ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election. He was defeated by Byron Cook (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 8, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngByron Cook Incumbent 73% 35,996
     Democratic Charles Morgan 27% 13,339
Total Votes 49,335

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Morgan ran in the 2010 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 8. Morgan was unopposed in the March 2 primary election and was defeated by Byron Cook (R) in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[8]

Texas House of Representatives, District 8
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Byron Cook (R) 22,969 74.39%
Charles Morgan (D) 7,906 25.6%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Morgan is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Morgan raised a total of $2,559 during that time period. This information was last updated on February 17, 2014.[9]

Charles Morgan's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 8 Defeated $839
2010 Texas State House, District 8 Defeated $1,720
Grand Total Raised $2,559

2012

Morgan lost the election for the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Morgan raised a total of $839.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Charles Morgan's campaign in 2012
Cano, Narciso$350
Myer, John$144
Reynolds, David$100
Shah, J.T.$100
Pevehouse, Eddie$100
Total Raised in 2012$839
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Morgan lost the election for the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Morgan raised a total of $1,720.

Personal

Morgan and his wife, Rebecca, have four sons. He has been a county school board vice president and member of the Dew school board.[1]

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