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  |Name = John Morse
  political position  = Colorado State Senate District 11 |
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  |Position = Colorado State Senate, District 11
  assumed office     = 2007 |
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|Status = Former Member
  term ends          = [[Term-end dates of Legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 12, 2015]] |
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  |Tenure = 2007 - September 10, 2013
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}}{{tnr}}'''John Morse''' has been a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Colorado State Senate]] since 2007. He represents the 11th district and currently serves as [[State Senate Majority Leader|Senate Majority Leader]].
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}}{{tnr}}'''John Morse''' is a former [[Democratic]] member of the [[Colorado State Senate]], representing District 11 from 2007 to September 10, 2013. He was defeated in a [[John Morse recall, Colorado State Senate (2013)|recall election]] on September 10, 2013 and replaced by [[Bernie Herpin]] (R).<ref name=ep>[http://www.elpasoelections.com/2013Recall/results.html ''elpasoelections.com'', "Election Summary Report - 2013 El Paso County Recall Election - Unofficial Results," accessed September 10, 2013]</ref>
  
Morse earned his BSBA in Accounting/Finance from the University of Colorado in 1980.  He went on to receive his MBA from Regis College in 1984.  He then earned his MPA in Public Administration from the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs in 1996.  In 2001 he received his PhD in Public Affairs from the University of Colorado-Denver.
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==Biography==
 
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Morse earned his B.S.B.A. in Accounting/Finance from the University of Colorado in 1980, his M.B.A. from Regis College in 1984, his M.P.A. in Public Administration from the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs in 1996, and his PhD in Public Affairs from the University of Colorado-Denver in 2001. His professional experience includes working in the following positions: Emergency Medical Technician, Sergeant in the Colorado Springs Police Department, Police Chief for the City of Fountain, and Certified Public Accountant.
Morse has worked in the following positions: Emergency Medical Technician, Sergeant in the Colorado Springs Police Department, Police Chief for the City of Fountain, and Certified Public Accountant.
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Morse served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = Colorado
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|year = 2013
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Executive
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|Chair1 = Chair
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|Joint1 = Yes
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|Committee2 = Legal Services
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|Joint2 = Yes
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|Committee3 = Legislative Council
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|Joint3 = Yes
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}}
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Morse has been appointed to these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Morse served on these committees:
  
*[[Executive Committee of the Legislative Council, Colorado General Assembly]]
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{{Committee Assignments
*[[Legal Services Committee, Colorado General Assembly]], Chair
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|Collapse = Yes
*[[Legislative Council Committee, Colorado General Assembly]]
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|State = Colorado
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|year = 2011
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Executive
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|Joint1 = Yes
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|Committee2 = Legal Services
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|Joint2 = Yes
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|Chair2 = Chair  
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|Committee3 = Legislative Council
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|Joint3 = Yes
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}}
  
 
===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Morse served on these committees:
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Morse served on these committees:
  
* [[Health and Human Services Committee, Colorado Senate]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Judiciary Committee, Colorado Senate]]
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|Collapse = Yes
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|State = Colorado
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|year = 2009
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Health and Human Services
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|Committee2 = Judiciary
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}}
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2013===
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:: ''See also: [[John Morse recall, Colorado State Senate (2013)]]''
  
===2010===
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Morse unsuccessfully defended his seat in the [[John Morse recall, Colorado State Senate (2013)|recall election]] on September 10. [[Bernie Herpin]] (R) was selected to replace him.<ref>[http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_23628584/sen-john-morse-recall-gop-select-nominee-protest ''denverpost.com'', "Sen. John Morse recall: GOP selects Bernie Herpin as nominee," July 9, 2013]</ref><ref name=ep/>
  
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{{Recall outcome
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|title = Shall John Morse be recalled from the office of State Senate, District 11?
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|recall = 9,094
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|retain = 8,751
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}}
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{{Recall outcome
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|replace = yes
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|title = Candidates nominated to succeed John Morse should he be recalled:
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|winner = 1
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|1words = Bernie Herpin (R)
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|1vote = 8,895
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|2words = Write-in
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|2vote = 1,796
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}}
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===2010===
 
:: ''See also: [[Colorado State Senate elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Colorado State Senate elections, 2010]]''
  
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===2006===
 
===2006===
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On November 7, 2006, Morse was elected to the 11th District Seat in the [[Colorado State Senate]], defeating opponent Ed Jones (R).<ref>[http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/electionresults2006G/ ''Colorado Secretary of State'', "Official 2006 General election results," accessed April 14, 2014]</ref>
  
On November 7, 2006, Morse was elected to the 11th District Seat in the [[Colorado State Senate]], defeating opponent Ed Jones (R).<ref>[http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/electionresults2006G/ 2006 general election results, Colorado]</ref>
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Morse raised $120,037 for his campaign, while Jones raised $61,665.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=CO&y=2006&f=S&so=O#sorttable ''Follow the Money'', "Funds raised by 2006 Senate candidates," accessed April 14, 2014]</ref>
 
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Morse raised $120,037 for his campaign, while Jones raised $61,665.<Ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=CO&y=2006&f=S&so=O#sorttable Colorado Senate spending, 2006]</ref>
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Morse
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|Full name = John Morse
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|year = 2006
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|Editdate = May 22, 2013
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|link =<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=8446 ''followthemoney.org'', "Morse, John" accessed May 22, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Democratic
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|totalraised2012 = 5450
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|result2012 = N/A
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|office2012 = [[Colorado State Senate elections, 2012|Colorado State Senate, District 11]]
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|totalraised2010 = 163972
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|result2010 = Won
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|office2010 = [[Colorado State Senate elections, 2010|Colorado State Senate, District 11]]
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|totalraised2008 = 14995
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|result2008 = N/A
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|office2008 = [[Colorado State Senate elections, 2008|Colorado State Senate, District 11]]
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|totalraised2006 = 120037
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|result2006 = Won
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|office2006 = [[Colorado State Senate elections, 2006|Colorado State Senate, District 11]]
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}}
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===2012===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Morse
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|full Name = John Morse
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=8446
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|office= Colorado State Senate
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|new = off
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 5,450
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|org1 = Pipefitters Local 208 Political Education Cmte
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|org2 = Colorado Association Of Realtors
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|org3 = Gallagher, William R
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|org4 = Colorado Hospital Association
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|org5 = Cmte For Physician Anestesia Care
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|orgamount1 = 500
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|orgamount2 = 500
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|orgamount3 = 400
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|orgamount4 = 400
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|orgamount5 = 400
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|}}
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===2010===
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name = Morse
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|full Name = John Morse
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=8446
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|office= Colorado State Senate
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 163,972
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|org1 = Colorado Democratic Party
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|org2 = Colorado Education Association
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|org3 = Seiu Colorado Small Donor Cmte
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|org4 = Colorado State Conference Of Electrical Workers Small Donor Cmte
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|org5 = Service Employees Local 105
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|orgamount1 = 15,000
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|orgamount2 = 4,250
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|orgamount3 = 4,250
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|orgamount4 = 4,250
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|orgamount5 = 4,250
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|}}
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===2008===
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{{SLP donor box 2008
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|name = Morse
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|full Name = John Morse
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=8446
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|office= Colorado State Senate
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = $14,995
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|org1 = Afscme
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|org2 = Colorado Federation Of Teachers
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|org3 = Colorado Concern
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|org4 = Farmers Insurance Group
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|org5 = Credit Union Association Of Colorado
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|orgamount1 = 1000
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|orgamount2 = 750
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|orgamount3 = 400
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|orgamount4 = 400
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|orgamount5 = 400
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|}}
  
 
===2006===
 
===2006===
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{{SLP donor box 2006
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|name = Morse
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|full Name = John Morse
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=8446
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|office= Colorado State Senate
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 120,037
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|org1 = Colorado Education Association
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|org2 = Colorado Association Of Public Employees
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|org3 = Pikes Peak
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|org4 = Colorado State Conference Of Electrical Workers
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|org5 = Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
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|orgamount1 = 4400
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|orgamount2 = 4200
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|orgamount3 = 4000
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|orgamount4 = 4000
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|orgamount5 = 4000
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|}}
  
In 2006, Morse collected $120,037 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=86343 2006 contributions to John Morse]</ref>
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==Controversies==
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===Recall efforts===
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:: ''See also: [[John Morse recall, Colorado State Senate (2013)]]
  
His seven largest contributors in 2006 were:
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Morse was targeted for recall in May 2013 for his leadership in passing three gun control bills. The legislature drew particular ire for passing these bills as "emergency legislation," circumventing any possible voter referendum.<ref>[http://thisiscommonsense.com, 2013/06/11/a-voter-revolt/#.UbcjsklI7QA.facebook ''thisiscommonsense.com'', "A Voter Revolt," June 11, 2013]</ref> Supporters of the recall needed to collect 7,200 valid signatures by June 3 to force a recall election. Nearly 16,000 signatures were turned in to the [[Colorado Secretary of State]], who certified them.<ref>[http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/recall-efforts-underway-for-lawmakers-supporting-gun-control-legislation ''thedenverchannel.com'', "Recall efforts underway for lawmakers supporting gun control legislation," May 12, 2013]</ref><ref name=dc>[http://dailycaller.com, 2013/06/03/recall-of-colorado-anti-gun-pol-gets16000-signatures/ ''dailycaller.com'', "Recall of Colorado anti-gun pol gets 16,000 signatures," June 3, 2013]</ref> Morse was successfully recalled. [[Bernie Herpin]] (R) was chosen to replace him in the [[Colorado State Senate]].<ref>[http://www.elpasoelections.com/2013Recall/results.html ''elpasoelections.com'', "Election Summary Report - 2013 El Paso County Recall Election - Unofficial Results," accessed September 10, 2013]</ref>
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{{Recall outcome
| Colorado Education Association
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|title = Shall John Morse be recalled from the office of State Senate, District 11?
| Align="Right" | $4,400
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|recall = 9,094
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|retain = 8,751
| Colorado Association Of Public Employees
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}}
| Align="Right" | $4,200
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{{Recall outcome
| Pikes Peak
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|replace = yes
| Align="Right" | $4,000
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|title = Candidates nominated to succeed John Morse should he be recalled:
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|winner = 1
| Colorado State Conference Of Electrical Workers
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|1words = Bernie Herpin (R)
| Align="Right" | $4,000
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|1vote = 8,895
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|2words = Write-in
| Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
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|2vote = 1,796
| Align="Right" | $4,000
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}}
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| Food & Commercial Workers Local 7
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| Align="Right" | $4,000
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| Colorado AFL-CIO
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| Align="Right" | $4,000
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|}
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==Recent news==
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
{{Submit a leg link}}
 
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*[http://www.senatorjohnmorse.com/ John Morse's personal website]
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*[http://www.state.co.us/gov_dir/leg_dir/Senate/members/Sen11.htm John Morse's Colorado State Senate]
* [http://www.state.co.us/gov_dir/leg_dir/Senate/members/Sen11.htm Official Colorado State Senate website of Senator John Morse]
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*[http://www.senatorjohnmorse.com/ John Morse's constituency website]
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=65911 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=140578 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=117216 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96808 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=86343 2006]
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=65911 Project Vote Smart biography of Senator John Morse]
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*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96808 2008] [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=86343 2006]
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John Morse
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Colorado State Senate, District 11
Former Member
In office
2007 - September 10, 2013
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
President of the Senate
2012-2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionSeptember 10, 2013
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limits8 years
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Colorado
Master'sUniversity of Colorado-Colorado Springs, 1996
Ph.D.University of Colorado-Denver, 2001 and Regis College, 1984
Personal
ProfessionLegislator
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
John Morse is a former Democratic member of the Colorado State Senate, representing District 11 from 2007 to September 10, 2013. He was defeated in a recall election on September 10, 2013 and replaced by Bernie Herpin (R).[1]

Biography

Morse earned his B.S.B.A. in Accounting/Finance from the University of Colorado in 1980, his M.B.A. from Regis College in 1984, his M.P.A. in Public Administration from the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs in 1996, and his PhD in Public Affairs from the University of Colorado-Denver in 2001. His professional experience includes working in the following positions: Emergency Medical Technician, Sergeant in the Colorado Springs Police Department, Police Chief for the City of Fountain, and Certified Public Accountant.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Morse served on the following committees:

Colorado Committee Assignments, 2013
Executive, Chair
Legal Services
Legislative Council

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Morse served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Morse served on these committees:

Elections

2013

See also: John Morse recall, Colorado State Senate (2013)

Morse unsuccessfully defended his seat in the recall election on September 10. Bernie Herpin (R) was selected to replace him.[2][1]

Shall John Morse be recalled from the office of State Senate, District 11?
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Recall9,09450.96%
Retain8,75149.04%
Candidates nominated to succeed John Morse should he be recalled:
ResultVotesPercentage
ApprovedaBernie Herpin (R) 8,895 83.2%
DefeateddWrite-in 1,796 16.8%

2010

See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2010

Morse sought re-election to the 11th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. Morse won re-election to the 11th District, defeating Owen Hill (R), and Douglas W. Randall (L) in the November 2 general election.

Colorado State Senate, District 11 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Morse (D) 13,866
Owen Hill (R) 13,526
Douglas W. Randall (L) 1,320

2006

On November 7, 2006, Morse was elected to the 11th District Seat in the Colorado State Senate, defeating opponent Ed Jones (R).[3]

Morse raised $120,037 for his campaign, while Jones raised $61,665.[4]

Colorado State Senate, District 11 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Morse (D) 16,420
Ed Jones (R) 10,648

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Morse is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Morse raised a total of $304,454 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[5]

John Morse's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Colorado State Senate, District 11 Not up for election $5,450
2010 Colorado State Senate, District 11 Won $163,972
2008 Colorado State Senate, District 11 Not up for election $14,995
2006 Colorado State Senate, District 11 Won $120,037
Grand Total Raised $304,454

2012

Morse was not up for election to the Colorado State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Morse raised a total of $5,450.
Colorado State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Morse's campaign in 2012
Pipefitters Local 208 Political Education Cmte$500
Colorado Association Of Realtors$500
Gallagher, William R$400
Colorado Hospital Association$400
Cmte For Physician Anestesia Care$400
Total Raised in 2012$5,450
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Morse won re-election to the Colorado State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Morse raised a total of $163,972.

2008

Morse was not up for election to the Colorado State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Morse raised a total of $$14,995.

2006

Morse won election to the Colorado State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Morse raised a total of $120,037.

Controversies

Recall efforts

See also: John Morse recall, Colorado State Senate (2013)

Morse was targeted for recall in May 2013 for his leadership in passing three gun control bills. The legislature drew particular ire for passing these bills as "emergency legislation," circumventing any possible voter referendum.[6] Supporters of the recall needed to collect 7,200 valid signatures by June 3 to force a recall election. Nearly 16,000 signatures were turned in to the Colorado Secretary of State, who certified them.[7][8] Morse was successfully recalled. Bernie Herpin (R) was chosen to replace him in the Colorado State Senate.[9]

Shall John Morse be recalled from the office of State Senate, District 11?
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Recall9,09450.96%
Retain8,75149.04%
Candidates nominated to succeed John Morse should he be recalled:
ResultVotesPercentage
ApprovedaBernie Herpin (R) 8,895 83.2%
DefeateddWrite-in 1,796 16.8%

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term John + Morse + Colorado + Senate

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Colorado State Senate - District 11
2007–2013
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Bernie Herpin (R)