Texas House of Representatives, District 84
|Profession||Small Business Owner|
- MEd Educational Psychology, Texas Tech University
- BSEd Secondary Education, Texas Tech University
- Secondary Counseling Certification
- Vocational Counselor Certification
- 2001-Present Career Testing, Planning & Management Services Business Owner
- 1996-2005 Lubbock High School Lubbock, Texas Career Counselor
- 1993-1996 Cavazos Junior High Lubbock, Texas Junior High Counselor
- 1992-1993 Alderson Junior High Lubbock, Texas Junior High Counselor
- 1976-1991 O.L. Slaton Junior High Lubbock, Texas Classroom Teacher
Morgan's campaign site lists her positions across a number of issues:
Excerpt:"Texas must have an educated workforce to meet the economic demands in a global economy. Without it, we cannot attract business and industry to Texas. Texas had over 10,000 drop outs in 2008. Each dropout cost $70,000 in lost revenue and taxes, which equals $700 million dollars in lost economic growth just in one year.
Excerpt:"Lubbock has been rated as one of the best economies for business and for quality of life by many publications. For this to continue, we need continued diligence in researching new and emerging occupations across business and industry clusters. We cannot continue to rely on only one or two areas of income.
Emerging medical discoveries, inventions, research/development need to be kept at the forefront of our efforts.
...Continue to support agriculture, agribusiness, and medical industries one of the mainstays of the Lubbock area economy"
Excerpt:"Our water crisis is extremely troubling. We cannot attract new business/industry or sustain our agricultural base without water. We can’t live without water. The Lake Allen Henry pipeline will be completed in 2012, but that water is not infinite. Water is a finite resource and we must work on reducing our usage."
Excerpt:"Texas needs improved oversight of its private business outsourcing contracts that privatize state functions. We have lost millions because there is no one in Austin managing those contracts.
I am AGAINST raising any taxes or “hidden taxes” by raising fees or fines. Citizens are already stretched to the limit with their budgets.
We can and should dip into the “Rainy Day Fund” to prevent cuts to education and the core services that serve people."
- Health Care
Excerpt:"Make insurance reforms to make insurance for affordable for small businesses.
Revise the Nursing Practice Act to release restrictions on Nurse Practitioners. NP’s could provide preventative care and medical care to the underserved, indigent, uninsured, and rural areas. This could save Texas 25% in health care costs.
Prevent cuts to mental health funding to prevent increased incarceration rates.
- Illegal Immigration'"
Excerpt:"Both Bill White and Rick Perry are opposed to an “Arizona” law for Texas. I agree. Secure borders first and foremost, enforce penalties for employers who recruit and hire illegal immigrants."
Political Courage Test
Morgan provided answers to the 2010 Political Courage Test on the subjects of:
- Abortion and reproductive issues
- Budget, spending and tax issues
- Campaign finance and government reform issues
- Crime and public safety issues
- Economic issues
- Education issues
- Environment and energy issues
- Gun issues
- Health issues
- Social issues
- Legislative priorities
She stated her legislative priorities as:"Education MUST be our TOP priority. Without an educated workforce, Texas will not remain as the #1 state for business and we will not remain as the 7th largest economy in the world. If business, non-profits, the community and the educational system would work together using proven initiatives like Communities in School, Project Graduation Celebration and Closing the Gaps, where we involve every part of our community, we could improve education and it would only require HUMAN TALENT and energy to do so.
Economic diversification is second most important. Texas MUST realize we are GLOBAL economy now and develop partnerships."
The full test can be accessed here.
Morgan ran for election to Texas House of Representatives District 84 and lost. She was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and was defeated by Republican candidate John Frullo in the November 2 general election.
| Texas House of Representatives, District 84 |
2010 General election results
|John Frullo (R)||15,541||68.19%|
|Carol Morgan (D)||7,248||31.80%|
His five largest contributors in 2010 are:
|Ben Alexander INV AG C/O American State Bank||$1,000|
- Official Campaign website
- Official Facebook Page
- Candidate Twitter Page
- Carol Morgan YouTube Channel
- Texas Democrats YouTube Channel
- Official Campaign Contributions
- Contributions, Follow the Money
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Texas Tribune Profile