Jean-Paul J. Morrell
|Jean-Paul J. Morrell|
|Louisiana State Senate District 3|
|January 11, 2016|
|Years in position||7|
|Per diem||$6,000/year for expenses; $149/day per diem|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 19, 2011|
|First elected||December 6, 2008|
|Next general||November 3, 2015|
|Louisiana House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||Spring Hill College, 2001|
|J.D.||Tulane University Law School, 2004|
|Date of birth||September 2, 1978|
Morrell earned his BS from Spring Hill College in 2001. He went on to receive his JD from Tulane University Law School in 2004.
Morrell was a Staff Intern for United States Senator John Breaux in 2001. In 2006 he was Public Defender for the Office of Indigent Public Defender at Orleans Parish in 2006. He has worked as partner for Morrell & Morrell, Limited Liability Company, since 2004.
Morrell served in the Louisiana State House of Representatives from 2006 to 2008. He then won a special election for the Louisiana State Senate, District 3, on December 6, 2008. He has served the Senate since, representing the 3rd district.
In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Morrell served on the following committees:
- Judiciary B, Chairman
- Natural Resources
- Revenue & Fiscal Affairs
- Senate & Governmental Affairs
- Joint Legislative Capital Outlay
In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Morrell served on the following committees:
In the 2008-2009 legislative session, Morrell served on the following committees:
Morrell and his wife, Catherine, have one child.
- See also: Louisiana State Senate elections, 2011
Morrell ran for re-election in 2011. He defeated current Senate District 2 incumbent Cynthia Willard-Lewis (D) in the October 22 primary. Willard-Lewis was relocated as a result of redistricting. Because Louisiana uses a blanket primary system, a candidate can be declared the overall winner of the seat by garnering 50 percent +1 of the vote in the primary. However, if no candidate reached this threshold, then a general election would have taken place on November 19, 2011 between the top-two vote getters.
|Louisiana State Senate District 3 Blanket Primary, 2011|
|Democratic||J.P. Morrell Incumbent||53.2%||11,280|
Morrell was elected to the Louisiana State Senate District 3 in a special election held December 6, 2008. He defeated Shawn Barney.
|Louisiana State Senate District 3 Special Election (2008)|
|J.P. Morrell (D)||5,477|
|Shawn Barney (D)||4,558|
In 2011, Morrell received $363,820 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Louisiana State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jean-Paul J. Morrell's campaign in 2011|
|Bruno & Bruno||$6,000|
|Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 60||$5,000|
|Louisiana State Farm Agents||$4,000|
|Louisiana Association Of Business & Industry||$3,930|
|Cynthia Hedge-Morrell Inc||$3,540|
|Total Raised in 2011||$363,820|
|Total Votes received in 2011||11,280|
|Cost of each vote received||$32.25|
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- Official Louisiana State Senate website
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2007, 2005, 2003, 1999
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