Carol Morgan

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Carol Morgan
Candidate for
Texas House of Representatives, District 84

Political party Democratic
Profession Small Business Owner
Website Campaign website
Carol Morgan was a Democratic candidate for the District 84 in the Texas House of Representatives in the November 2, 2010 state legislative elections.

Education

  • MEd Educational Psychology, Texas Tech University
  • BSEd Secondary Education, Texas Tech University
  • Secondary Counseling Certification
  • Vocational Counselor Certification[1]

Professional experience

  • 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[1]

Issues

Morgan's campaign site lists her positions across a number of issues:

  • Education

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.

  • Economy

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"

  • Energy

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."

  • Budget

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."[1]

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.

Elections

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

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.[2]

Texas House of Representatives, District 84
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John Frullo (R) 15,541 68.19%
Carol Morgan (D) 7,248 31.80%

Campaign donors

2010

As of April 3, 2010, Morgan has raised $1,410 for his 2010 election campaign.[3] For updated figures, check the Texas Ethics Commission Filings.

His five largest contributors in 2010 are:

Donor Amount
Ben Alexander INV AG C/O American State Bank $1,000
Nicholson, Phyllis $200
Jones, Jacqlyn $100
Rogers, Grace $100
Nystel, David $10

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