Bob Morton

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Bob Morton
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Washington State Senate District 7
Former Member
In office
1995-2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Washington State House of Representatives
1991-1994
Education
Bachelor'sAlfred University
Websites
Office website
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Bob Morton is a former Republican member of the Washington State Senate, representing District 7 from 1995 to 2013. Morton retired on January 1, 2013 halfway through his term.[1] Previously, Morton served in the Washington State House of Representatives from 1991 to 1994.

Morton earned his B.A. in History/Political Science from Alfred University. He went on to earn his BD in the School of Theology from Alfred University.[2]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Morton served on the following committees:

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Bob Morton endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [3]

Elections

2010

See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2010

Bob Morton defeated Barbara Mowrey (D) in the November 2, 2010 General Election. He ran for re-election to the Washington State Senate District 7. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary August 17, 2010. [4][5]

Washington State Senate, District 7 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Bob Morton (R) 39,694 74.82%
Barbara Mowrey (D) 13,359 25.18%
Washington State Senate, District 7 Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Bob Morton (R) 26,071 74.97%
Green check mark transparent.png Barbara Mowrey (D) 8,704 25.03%

2006

In November 2006, Morton was elected for the Seventh District of the Washington State Senate receiving 31,243 votes.

Morton raised $91,663 for his campaign.[6]

Washington State Senate, District 7 (2006)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Bob Morton (R) 31,243
Chris Zaferes (D) 14,439

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Morton received $118,342 in campaign donations. The top contributors to the campaign are listed below.[7]

2006

In 2006, Morton collected $91,663 in donations.

Listed below are the top four contributors to his campaign. [8]

Donor Amount
7th District Republican CMTE $3,275
Boeing Co. $1,400
Washington Refuse & Recycling Association $1,400
Washington Academy of Eye Physicians & Surgeons $1,400

Personal

Morton and his wife, Linda, have been residents and property owners in the 7th District for over 30 years. They have five grown children.

Scorecards

Freedom Foundation

See also: Freedom Foundation's Big Spender List

The Freedom Foundation releases its Big Spender List annually. The Institute ranks all Washington legislators based on their total proposed tax and fee increases. To find each legislator’s total, the Institute adds up the 10-year tax increases or decreases, as estimated by Washington’s Office of Financial Management, of all bills sponsored or co-sponsored by that legislator. [9]

2012

Morton proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $13.1 million, the 33rd highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 46 Washington state senators on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.[10]

See also: Washington Freedom Foundation Legislative Scorecard

The Freedom Foundation also issued its 2012 Informed Voter Guide for Washington State voters, including a legislative score card documenting how Washington State legislators voted upon bills the Foundation deemed important legislation. The legislation analyzed covered budget, taxation, and pension issues.[11] A Approveda sign indicates a bill more in line with the Foundation's stated goals, and a Defeatedd sign indicates a bill out of step with the Foundation's values. Here's how Morton voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

2012 Senate Scorecard - Bob Morton
Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)Approveda Bill #5967 (Senate Republicans budget)Approveda Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)Defeatedd Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)Approveda
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Political offices
Preceded by
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Washington State Senate District 7
1995-present
Succeeded by
John Smith (R)