|Texas House of Representatives, District 8|
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." 
- BS Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University
- Air War College
- 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."
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."
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."
The full test can be accessed here.
Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. Those candidates who did not receive 50% or more of the vote in their party primary on March 4 faced an additional May 27 primary runoff. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Byron Cook defeated Bobby Vickery and Charles Morgan in the Republican primary. Cook will face John Wilford (L) in the general election.
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.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 8, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Byron Cook Incumbent||73%||35,996|
| Texas House of Representatives, District 8 |
2010 General election results
|Byron Cook (R)||22,969||74.39%|
|Charles Morgan (D)||7,906||25.6%|
In the last fundraising period, Morgan has raised $590.
- Married to Rebecca Morgan
- Four sons, Ryan, Mark, Marty and Paul
- Member & Former Deacon, First Baptist Church - Moore's Lane, Texarkana, Texas
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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- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Political Courage Test
- Official Campaign Contributions
- Contributions, Follow the Money
- Texas Tribune Profile
- Charles Morgan Campaign Announcement
- Political Courage Test
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 March Primary Election Candidate Filings by County," accessed March 4, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 Democratic Party Primary Election," accessed April 9, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 Republican Party Primary Election," accessed April 9, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State - 2012 Election and Candidate Information
- Texas Secretary of State Election History
- Official Contributions, Texas Ethics Commission
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