James Morgan

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James Morgan
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West Virginia House of Delegates District 16
Incumbent
In office
2001-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 13
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Appointed2001
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
West Virginia House of Delegates
1988-1990
Commissioner, Cabell County
1973-1976
Education
Bachelor'sWest Virginia University, 1959
Personal
BirthdayDecember 5, 1937
Place of birthHuntington, WV
ReligionEpiscopal
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
James "Jim" Morgan (b. December 5, 1937) is a Democratic member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 16. He was first appointed to the chamber in 2001.

Morgan served in the West Virginia House of Delegates from 1988 to 1990.

Biography

Morgan earned his B.S. from West Virginia University in 1959.

Morgan is a Licensed Lay Episcopal Preacher and Eucharist Minister. He has served as the President of the following businesses: Morgans Incorporated in 1969, Stationers Morgans Incorporated in 1981, Stationers, Incorporated in 1987, and Stadium Bookstore from 1991 to 2003. Morgan served as Cabell County Commissioner from 1973 to 1976.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013
Government Organization, Chair
Banking and Insurance
Constitutional Revision
Rules
Political Subdivisions
Government Operations, Chair
Joint Government Organization, Chair
Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Morgan served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Morgan served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2014

Elections for the office of West Virginia House of Delegates will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 13, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was January 25, 2014. District 16 is represented by three delegates. Incumbent James Morgan, Sean Hornbuckle and Lauren Plymale were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Carol Miller, Dale Anderson II and Patrick Lucas defeated David Bender and Lionel Jones in the Republican primary. Morgan, Hornbuckle, Plymale, Anderson, Lucas and Miller will face off in the general election.[2][3]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 16 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCarol Miller Incumbent 35.7% 1,146
Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick Lucas 26.4% 847
Green check mark transparent.pngDale Anderson II 18% 577
David Bender 11.3% 363
Lionel Jones 8.6% 275
Total Votes 3,208

2012

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2012

Morgan ran for re-election in the 2012 election for West Virginia House of Delegates, District 16. Morgan, incumbent Kevin J. Craig, and Sean Hornbuckle advanced unopposed in the May 8 primary election. He was challenged by incumbent Kevin J. Craig, Sean Hornbuckle, Mike Davis, and Carol Miller in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 16, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Craig Incumbent 22.9% 8,866
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCarol Miller Incumbent 21.8% 8,415
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Morgan Incumbent 20.8% 8,050
     Democratic Sean Horbuckle 19% 7,339
     Republican Mike Davis 15.5% 6,013
Total Votes 38,683

2010

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2010

Morgan was re-elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates, District 15. He was one of six candidates running for the three District 15 Delegate positions on the ballot in the November 2, 2010, general election. He defeated Democrats Carl Eastham and Wayne Worth in the May 11 primary. His opponents in the general election were Democrat incumbent Kevin Craig, Democrat Matthew James Woelfel, Republican incumbent Carol Miller and Republicans Douglas W. Franklin and Patrick Lucas. Only the three top vote-getters were elected.[7][8][9]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 15 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin J. Craig (D) 6,886 20.59%
Green check mark transparent.png Carol Miller (R) 6,601 19.74%
Green check mark transparent.png James Morgan (D) 6,188 18.50%
Matthew Woelfel (D) 5,893 17.62%
Patrick Lucas (R) 4,408 13.18%
Douglas Franklin (R) 3,471 10.38%
West Virginia State Senate, District 15 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin J. Craig (D) 2,800 21.85%
Green check mark transparent.png James Hanly Morgan (D) 2,461 19.20%
Green check mark transparent.png Matthew James Woelfel (D) 1,944 15.17%
Carl Leon Eastham (D) 1,546 12.06%
Wayne Bruce Alexander Worth (D) 673 5.25%

2008

In 2008, Morgan was re-elected to the West Virginia House District 15. Morgan (D) finished with 9,387 votes. He was behind Kevin Craig (D) with 10,552 votes and was followed by Carol Miller (R) with 8,163 votes, Carl Eastham (D) with 7,333 votes, Jim Caden (R) with 5,150 votes and Paula Stewart (R) with 4,403 votes.[10] Morgan raised $39,815 for his campaign fund.[11]

West Virginia House District 15
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin Craig (D) 10,522
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Morgan (D) 9,387
Green check mark transparent.png Carol Miller (R) 8,163
Carl Eastham (D) 7,333
Jim Caden (R) 5,150
Paula Stewart (R) 4,403

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Morgan is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Morgan raised a total of $182,200 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 26, 2013.[12]

James Morgan's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 West Virginia State House, District 16 Won $36,535
2010 West Virginia State House, District 15 Won $47,660
2008 West Virginia State House, District 15 Won $39,815
2006 West Virginia State House, District 15 Won $45,605
2004 West Virginia State House, District 15 Won $1,960
2002 West Virginia State House, District 15 Won $10,625
Grand Total Raised $182,200

2012

Morgan won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2012. During that election cycle, Morgan raised a total of $36,535.
West Virginia House of Delegates 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to James Morgan's campaign in 2012
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers$2,000
West Virginia Building & Construction Trades Council$2,000
West Virginia AFL-CIO$2,000
West Virginia Association of Realtors$1,500
American Electric Power$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$36,535
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Morgan won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2010. During that election cycle, Morgan raised a total of $47,660.

2008

Morgan won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2008. During that election cycle, Morgan raised a total of $39,815.

2006

Morgan won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2006. During that election cycle, Morgan raised a total of $45,605.

2004

Morgan won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2004. During that election cycle, Morgan raised a total of $19,660.

2002

Morgan won election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2002. During that election cycle, Morgan raised a total of $10,625.

Endorsements

2012

In 2012, Morgans endorsements included the following:

  • The West Virginia AFL-CIO's Committee on Political Education[13]

Personal

Morgan and his wife, Elizabeth, have four children.

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2014

In 2014, the West Virginia State Legislature was in session from January 8 through March 10.

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