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Bruce Morris
Bruce Morris.jpg
Connecticut House of Representatives, District 140
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Bruce V. Morris is a Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 140. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Biography

Morris' professional experience includes working as Ministerial Staff of Macedonia Church, Director of Human Relations for Norwalk Public Schools, and Art Director for FCB Advertising.

He is a member of the Cornerstone Community Development Corporation, Reporter with Dublue Words, on the George Washington Carver Center Board, and member of the Macedonia Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Ministry, Mid Fairfield Substance Abuse Coalition, Norwalk Clergy Association, Norwalk Democrats, Norwalk Housing Authority Work Study, Norwalk National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and the Norwalk Urban Youth Coalition.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Energy and Technology
Human Services
Judiciary

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Connecticut House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on August 12, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 10, 2014. Incumbent Bruce V. Morris defeated Warren Pena in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 140 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBruce Morris 73.8% 599
Warren Pena 26.2% 213
Total Votes 812

2012

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Morris ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 140. Morris ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. He also ran unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 140, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBruce V. Morris Incumbent 100% 5,327
Total Votes 5,327

2010

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Morris ran for re-election to the 140th District seat in 2010. He defeated Joe Mastroianni (R) in the November 2 general election.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Morris own re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 140th District. Morris ran unopposed in the general election, and he received 5,640 votes.[8] Morris raised $14,056 for his campaign.[9]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Morris is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Morris raised a total of $46,010 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.[10]

Bruce Morris's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut State House, District 140 Won $3,620
2010 Connecticut State House, District 140 Won $7,316
2008 Connecticut State House, District 140 Won $14,056
2006 Connecticut State House, District 140 Won $21,018
Grand Total Raised $46,010

2012

Morris won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Morris raised a total of $3,620.
Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bruce Morris's campaign in 2012
Mccann, Arthur$100
Zack, Edward$100
Scott, Moira$100
Marcus, Jill S.$100
Tar, Nancy$100
Total Raised in 2012$3,620
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Morris raised $7,316 in contributions.[11]

His largest contributor was the House Democratic Caucus Cmte, which donated $2,000 to his campaign.

2008

Listed below is the largest contributor to Bruce Morris' 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $7,485

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Connecticut

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of Connecticut scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

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2014

In 2014, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 5 to May 7.[12]

Legislators are scored on their votes on "issues important to Connecticut's working men and women."
Legislators are scored on their votes on "key environmental bills."

2012

In 2012, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 8 to May 9.[13]

Legislators are scored on their votes on "issues important to Connecticut's working men and women."
Legislators are scored on their votes on "key environmental bills."

Yankee Institute's Voter Guide

See also: Yankee Institute's Voter Guide

The Yankee Institute, a pro-market think tank, releases its Voter Guide after each two-year legislative term. Each member of the Connecticut General Assembly receives a score from 0 to 10 based on how he or she voted in ten key votes. The Institute selects key votes which "reveal the differences between those legislators that would harness the power of individual liberty and the market to improve lives, and those that prefer a centrally-planned approach." A legislator with a 10 voted in agreement with the Yankee Institute on all 10 votes, while a legislator with a 0 voted against the Yankee Institute's views or was absent for all 10 votes.[14]

2012

Morris received a score of 0 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied with 72 others for the lowest score among the 152 scored members of the Connecticut House of Representatives. This score was 2 lower than his score of 2 for the 2009-10 term.[14]

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