Judy Morgan

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Judy Morgan
Judy Morgan.jpg
Missouri House of Representatives, District 24
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Bachelor'sUniversity of Missouri, Kansas City
ProfessionTeacher, Local Union President (Retired)
Office website
Campaign website
Judy Morgan is a Democratic member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 24. She was first elected to the chamber in a special election on November 8, 2011. The special election was called to fill the vacancy created when Jean Peters-Baker (D) resigned to accept an appointment as Jackson County prosecutor.[1] In the 2013 session, Morgan serves as Minority Caucus Policy & Member Engagement Leader.


Now retired, Morgan's professional experience includes working as a teacher.[2]


Campaign themes

2011 special election

On her website, Morgan discussed her qualifications:

  • "My experiences as a teacher, counselor, and local union president and my involvement in our community have prepared me for the next step in my life as your State Representative. As a proud, long-time resident of the 39th District, I know and understand the issues that are important to us. And I'm ready to go to Jefferson City to represent our interests and be a strong voice for you."

Committee assignments


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

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations - Health, Mental Health and Social Services
Elementary and Secondary Education
Health Insurance
International Trade

Election history


See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2012

Morgan won re-election in the 2012 election for Missouri House of Representatives, District 24. She defeated Sarah Gillooly in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Jonathan Sternberg (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 24, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJudy Morgan Incumbent 83% 13,323
     Republican Jonathan Sternberg 17% 2,733
Total Votes 16,056
Missouri House of Representatives, District 24 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJudy Morgan Incumbent 66.9% 2,078
Sarah Gillooly 33.1% 1,030
Total Votes 3,108


See also: State legislative special elections, 2011

Morgan defeated Jamie Barker Landes (R) in the November 8 special election.[5][6]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Morgan is available dating back to 2011. Based on available campaign finance records, Morgan raised a total of $88,027 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[7]

Judy Morgan's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Missouri House of Representatives, District 24 Won $62,102
2011 Missouri House of Representatives, District 39 Won $25,925
Grand Total Raised $88,027


Morgan won re-election to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Morgan raised a total of $62,102.
Missouri House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Judy Morgan's campaign in 2012
Morgan, Judy$3,257
Missouri State Federation of Teachers$1,750
Teamsters Local 541$1,650
Teamsters Local 41$1,580
Baker, Roby$1,300
Total Raised in 2012$62,102
Source:Follow the Money


Morgan is married to her husband, Gene. She is a former President of the American Federation of Teachers, Local 691; she has also served as Legislative Chair for the Greater Kansas City Women's Political Caucus and the AFT, Local 691. Morgan has served on the Board of the Missouri Association of Social Welfare and radio station KKFI.[2]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Missouri House of Representatives District 24
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Jean Peters-Baker (D)
Missouri House of Representatives District 39
Succeeded by
Joe Don McGaugh (R)