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Matt Morgan

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Matt Morgan
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Maryland House of Delegates, District 29A
In office
January 14, 2015 - present
Term ends
January 8, 2019
Years in position 0
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 4, 2014
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Matt Morgan is a Republican member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 29A. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.


Campaign themes


Morgan's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

Economic Growth and Reducing Your Tax Burden

Maryland Democrats have increased state spending by 25%, more than $10 billion in additional state spending in just the past seven years. How do we pay for this you ask? Well, with over 70+ taxes and fee increases enacted, Maryland’s citizens and businesses paid over $8 billion in higher taxes, fees and tolls per year from FY 2008-2013.

A high tax burden stifles growth, weakens the economy and puts more people out of work. Our economy works best when individuals have more of their hard-earned income to spend, and businesses have money to invest.

  • Add constitutional lock-boxes for special funds, such as the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund or the Teacher's Pension, to the general fund. Stop transfers on special funds to the general fund.
  • Work to repeal recent tax increases, such as the Rain Tax and the Gas Tax increases
  • Cut the Individual Income Tax to allow citizens to keep more of their hard-earned money
  • State agency spending needs to be focused on the agency’s core mission – there is scope-creep and overlap that can easily be cut.
  • Prohibit unfunded mandates that inevitably result in new taxes, fees or surcharges.

Job Creation

Government does not create jobs, businesses do. Businesses exist to make a profit. If that becomes too difficult in Maryland, they will simply pack up shop and move to a place that is more beneficial to them.

  • Reduce government’s impact on the free market by reducing red-tape and promoting fair, clear, and stable business regulations that give businesses the confidence to bring jobs and investment to Maryland
  • Cut Maryland’s corporate tax rate to ZERO (from 8.25%) and help make Maryland's business climate competitive
  • Cut taxes for pass-through entities, S-Corps and LLCs, by 50%
  • Eliminate state inheritance and death taxes for businesses
  • Do not raise the minimum wage
  • Do not put unnecessary barriers on new workers by eliminating the need for expensive licenses, time-consuming educational and training requirements where feasible

Protection of Our Personal Freedoms and Property Rights

  • Empower parents to choose how to educate their children by expanding charter schools, online education, and allowing high school students to take college course as part of their high school curriculum
  • Ensure that Maryland does not interfere with Second Amendment rights, and repeal state legislation that does just that
  • Ensure that family farms can thrive without over-burdensome regulation and provide for seemless inheritance of property to prevent duplicate taxation
  • Ensure our local communities have adequate resources needed to support our aging population, our children, and our working families
  • Ensure efficient and convenient transportation to improve the quality of life for all of our citizens[1][2]



See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maryland House of Delegates took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Daniel A.M. Slade was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Matt Morgan defeated Bryan "Puff" Barthelme and Thomas "Tommy" McKay in the Republican primary. Morgan defeated Slade in the general election.[3][4]

Maryland House of Delegates District 29A, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMatt Morgan 64.9% 8,948
     Democratic Daniel A.M. Slade 35.1% 4,840
Total Votes 13,788

Maryland House of Delegates, District 29A Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMatt Morgan 45.4% 1,299
Bryan "Puff" Barthelme 29.5% 845
Tommy McKay 25.1% 718
Total Votes 2,862


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Morgan lost to incumbent John Wood, Jr. (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]



In 2014, Morgan's endorsements included:[6]

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