|Washington State Senate District 7|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Washington State House of Representatives|
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.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Morton served on the following committees:
- Environment, Water & Energy Committee, Washington State Senate
- Natural Resources & Marine Waters Committee, Washington State Senate, Ranking Minority Member
- 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.
|Washington State Senate, District 7 General Election (2010)|
|Bob Morton (R)||39,694||74.82%|
|Barbara Mowrey (D)||13,359||25.18%|
|Washington State Senate, District 7 Primary (2010)|
|Bob Morton (R)||26,071||74.97%|
|Barbara Mowrey (D)||8,704||25.03%|
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.
|Washington State Senate, District 7 (2006)|
|Bob Morton (R)||31,243|
|Chris Zaferes (D)||14,439|
In 2010, Morton received $118,342 in campaign donations. The top contributors to the campaign are listed below.
|Washington State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Bob Morton's campaign in 2010|
|Washington Beverage Association||$1,800|
|Washington State Medical Association||$1,600|
|Total Raised in 2010||$118,342|
In 2006, Morton collected $91,663 in donations.
Listed below are the top four contributors to his campaign.
|7th District Republican CMTE||$3,275|
|Washington Refuse & Recycling Association||$1,400|
|Washington Academy of Eye Physicians & Surgeons||$1,400|
Morton and his wife, Linda, have been residents and property owners in the 7th District for over 30 years. They have five grown children.
- 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.
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.
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. A sign indicates a bill more in line with the Foundation's stated goals, and a 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)||Bill #5967 (Senate Republicans budget)||Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)||Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)|
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- General election results, 2010
- Bob Morton on the Washington State Senate website
- Morton's state-sponsored website
- Legislative profile of Morton on Project Vote Smart
- Biographical profile of Morton on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1994, 1992, 1990
- Senate Republican Campaign Committee
- Washington Votes profile for Morton
- The Spokesman-Review, "New 7th District senator selected," January 4, 2013
- Project Vote Smart - Sen. Morton
- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Washington State Elected Officials and Leaders," February 13, 2012
- Washington Legislature Official primary results SOS
- Washington Legislature Official General Election Results
- Follow the Money's report on Morton's 2006 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- 2006 contributors to Bob Morton
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 Big Spender List
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 list of Washington state senators by proposed new taxes and fees
- My Freedom Foundation, "Home," accessed June 18, 2014
|Washington State Senate District 7
| Succeeded by|
John Smith (R)