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}}{{TOCnestright}}'''James Morrison''' was a [[Republican Party (United States)|Republican]] member of the [[Kansas House of Representatives]], representing the 121st district. He served from August 4, 1992 until his death on November 24, 2010.
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}}{{TOCnestright}}'''James Morrison''' was a [[Republican Party (United States)|Republican]] member of the [[Kansas House of Representatives]], representing the 121st District. He served from August 4, 1992 until his death on November 24, 2010.
  
Morrison  worked as on optometrist from 1967 to 2010, and as a broadcast engineer since 1973.  He earned a BS and OD from the Southern College of Optometry.
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Morrison  worked as on optometrist from 1967 to 2010, and as a broadcast engineer since 1973.  He earned a B.S. and OD from the Southern College of Optometry.
  
He was a member of the Rotary Club, Fellow American Academy of Optometry, Kansas Optometric Association, and the Lions Club. <ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=7003 Project Vote Smart - Rep. James Morrison ''Biography'']</ref>
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He was a member of the Rotary Club, Fellow American Academy of Optometry, Kansas Optometric Association, and the Lions Club.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=7003 Project Vote Smart - Rep. James Morrison ''Biography'']</ref>
  
 
==Policy Positions==
 
==Policy Positions==
On his website Morrison said, "Government of the people, by the people, and for the people forms my founding beliefs." <ref>[http://www.repjim.morrisonfamily.com/default.htm Rep. Jim Morrison]</ref>
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On his website Morrison said, "Government of the people, by the people, and for the people forms my founding beliefs."<ref>[http://www.repjim.morrisonfamily.com/default.htm Rep. Jim Morrison]</ref>
  
 
Morrison refused to take Project Vote Smart's 2008 Political Courage Test.  The test, which is administered to all candidates for presidential, congressional, gubernatorial, and state legislative offices, asks one central question - "Are you willing to tell citizens your positions on the issues you will most likely face on their behalf?"<ref>[http://votesmart.org/npat.php?can_id=7003 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Morrison ''Issue Positions'']</ref>
 
Morrison refused to take Project Vote Smart's 2008 Political Courage Test.  The test, which is administered to all candidates for presidential, congressional, gubernatorial, and state legislative offices, asks one central question - "Are you willing to tell citizens your positions on the issues you will most likely face on their behalf?"<ref>[http://votesmart.org/npat.php?can_id=7003 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Morrison ''Issue Positions'']</ref>
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===Sponsored legislation===                                                     
 
===Sponsored legislation===                                                     
Morrison did not sponsor any major legislation.<ref>[http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-legisIntroduced/detailsLegislation.do;jsessionid=A32630761036BDC6BFC42A5E62AEB727 Kansas Legislature - Bills Introduced by Member]</ref>
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Morrison did not sponsor any major legislation.<ref>[http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-legisIntroduced/detailsLegislation.do;jsessionid=A32630761036BDC6BFC42A5E62AEB727 Kansas Legislature - Bills Introduced by Member] ''([[dead link]])''</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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::''See also: [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
 
::''See also: [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
  
Morrison won re-election to the 121st District Seat in 2010 with no opposition.  In the August 3rd primary election, Morrison defeated Republican primary opponent Brenda McCants by a margin of 2,382 to 1,396.  The general election took place on November 2, 2010.<ref>[http://www.kssos.org/elections/10elec/2010_General_Election_Results.pdf Official Kansas House of Representatives General Election Results, 2010]</ref>
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Morrison won re-election to the 121st District Seat in 2010 with no opposition.  In the August 3rd primary election, Morrison defeated Republican primary opponent Brenda McCants by a margin of 2,382 to 1,396.  The general election took place on November 2, 2010.<ref>[http://www.kssos.org/elections/10elec/2010_General_Election_Results.pdf ''Kansas Secretary of State'', "2010 General Election - Official Vote Totals," accessed March 29, 2014]</ref>
  
 
===2008===
 
===2008===
On November 4, 2008, Morrison was re-elected to the 121st District Seat in the [[Kansas House of Representatives]] with no opposition. <ref>[http://www.kssos.org/elections/08elec/2008_General_Official_Results.pdf 2008 Kansas Election Results]</ref>  He raised $16,265 for his campaign. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=KS&y=2008 Kansas House of Representatives, 2008 Money Raised]</ref>
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On November 4, 2008, Morrison was re-elected to the 121st District Seat in the [[Kansas House of Representatives]] with no opposition.<ref>[http://www.kssos.org/elections/08elec/2008_General_Official_Results.pdf ''Kansas Secretary of State'', "2008 General Election - Official Vote Totals," accessed March 29, 2014]</ref>  He raised $16,265 for his campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=KS&y=2008 ''Follow the Money'', "Kansas 2008 - Candidates," accessed March 29, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
* [http://www.repjim.morrisonfamily.com/default.htm Official website]
 
* [http://www.repjim.morrisonfamily.com/default.htm Official website]
* [http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-house/searchHouse.do?rep=4358 Kansas Legislature James Morrison]
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* [http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-house/searchHouse.do?rep=4358 Kansas Legislature James Morrison] ''([[dead link]])''
 
* [http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=7003 Project Vote Smart profile]
 
* [http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=7003 Project Vote Smart profile]
 
* [http://kansasvotes.org/Legislator.aspx?ID=15608 Kansas Votes profile]
 
* [http://kansasvotes.org/Legislator.aspx?ID=15608 Kansas Votes profile]

Latest revision as of 11:36, 23 February 2015

James Morrison
Kansas House of Representatives District 121
Former member
Term in office began
August 4, 1992
Term in office ended
November 24, 2010
Political party Republican
Profession Optometrist/Broadcast Engineer
James Morrison was a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing the 121st District. He served from August 4, 1992 until his death on November 24, 2010.

Morrison worked as on optometrist from 1967 to 2010, and as a broadcast engineer since 1973. He earned a B.S. and OD from the Southern College of Optometry.

He was a member of the Rotary Club, Fellow American Academy of Optometry, Kansas Optometric Association, and the Lions Club.[1]

Policy Positions

On his website Morrison said, "Government of the people, by the people, and for the people forms my founding beliefs."[2]

Morrison refused to take Project Vote Smart's 2008 Political Courage Test. The test, which is administered to all candidates for presidential, congressional, gubernatorial, and state legislative offices, asks one central question - "Are you willing to tell citizens your positions on the issues you will most likely face on their behalf?"[3]

His answers to the Kansas State Legislative Election 2004 National Political Awareness Test are available.

Morrison did not sponsor any major legislation.[4]

Committee assignments

Elections

2010

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Morrison won re-election to the 121st District Seat in 2010 with no opposition. In the August 3rd primary election, Morrison defeated Republican primary opponent Brenda McCants by a margin of 2,382 to 1,396. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[5]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Morrison was re-elected to the 121st District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives with no opposition.[6] He raised $16,265 for his campaign.[7]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 121
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngJames Morrison (R) 8,116 100%

Campaign donors

In 2008 Morrison collected $16,265 in donations.[8]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Morrison, Jim $2,772
Kansas Contractors Association $800
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation $750
Hospital Corp. of America $650

External links

References

Political offices
Preceded by
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Kansas House of Representatives District 121
1992–November 25, 2010
Succeeded by
Rick Billinger