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Charles Morgan
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Candidate for
Texas House of Representatives, District 8
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Charles Morgan was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 8 of the Texas House of Representatives.

In 2010, Morgan had this to say as introduction to his campaign: "I am well qualified for this office. I have extensive experience in review of proposed bills for both the Texas House of Representatives and the Senate while working for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. I also made proposed amendments to several of those bills proposed. I have experience in budgeting, personnel management, programming of projects, construction, and energy improvements plus extensive knowledge of environmental issues and correction of those issues." [1]


  • BS Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University
  • Air War College[1]

Professional experience

  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Lead Civil Engineer and Chief of Sanitary Control, 19 years (Retired)
  • US Air Force, Major, 20+years (Retired)

Campaign excerpt: "I have worked in various positions for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) to include lead commissioning engineer, lead civil/structural engineer, energy engineer, project engineer, environmental manager and chief of sanitary control. I was commissioning engineer for four High Security Prisons and project engineer for two of those. I worked with cities and counties coordinating utilities and roads for those facilities. I developed a five year energy plan for the TDCJ that is still being implemented...

In my Air Force career, I attained the rank of major as a civil engineering manager. my last assignment was at the Regional Civil Engineering Office in Dallas where I served as Deputy Director, Special Projects Division. I managed projects totaling $1.6 billion dollars. I also served at various air force bases with populations of 6,000 persons as Director of Operations and Maintenance of 500 facilities and 1000 family houses, three runways and all roads as well as all utilities. Of particular interest was my assignment to Saudi Arabia in 1980 as second in command of a $1.5 billion dollar construction program to support the 60, F-15 aircraft the U.S. sold to the Saudi military."[1]

Issue Positions

Campaign excerpt: "Part of the duties of a professional engineer is to protect the health and safety of the public. I am very concerned about the health of our citizens in District 8, especially our children. I believe I can have a significant impact by initiating state laws that protect our health."[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

He stated his legislative priorities as: "My first priority is to pass a noise law to control Low Frequency Noise generated by industrial equipment, high power electric lines and micro-wave towers that is harming our citizens and causing deaths. Company owners will absorb this cost. Second will be to get control of our school drop-out rate. No new funding needed. Thirdly, will be to increase our teachers' pay to be commensurate with the education and certifications they must have to perform their jobs. Funding from corporate taxes."[2]

The full test can be accessed here.



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Morgan ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 8. Morgan ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election. He was defeated by Byron Cook (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Texas House of Representatives, District 8, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngByron Cook Incumbent 73% 35,996
     Democratic Charles Morgan 27% 13,339
Total Votes 49,335


Texas House of Representatives, District 8
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Byron Cook (R) 22,969 74.39%
Charles Morgan (D) 7,906 25.6%

Campaign donors


In the last fundraising period, Morgan has raised $590.[5]


  • Married to Rebecca Morgan
  • Four sons, Ryan, Mark, Marty and Paul
  • Member & Former Deacon, First Baptist Church - Moore's Lane, Texarkana, Texas[1]

Community Service & Involvement

  • 4-H leader
  • Dew School Board vice president
  • County School Board representative for Dew
  • Member of Grace Tabernacle Church at Dew

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