Julie Morrison

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Julie Morrison
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Illinois State Senate District 29
In office
2013 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$132/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sKnox College (1978)
Place of birthBeardstown, Illinois
ProfessionWest Deerfield Township Supervisor
Office website
Campaign website
Julie Morrison is a Democratic member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 29 since 2013. She currently serves as West Deerfield Township Supervisor.

Morrison previously served on the Governor’s Statewide Advisory Council to the Department of Children and Family Services from 1986-1996. She earned a BA in political science from Knox College in 1978.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations I


Campaign themes


Morrison's campaign website presents the following issues in a question and answer format:[2]

  • The excessive power outages of last summer are still on people’s minds. What can and should be done about ComEd?
Excerpt: "Given its recent track record and what has been learned over the past months about how this public utility operates, I believe that ComEd’s profits must be restricted and it should bear the greatest burden for upgrading its aged delivery system."
  • What will you do to ensure that public employees aren’t abusing the current pension system, and still make sure that teachers get the pensions they’re entitled to?
Excerpt: "This district wants what is fair: reform to close the loopholes for abuse, and a plan for putting the state pension systems back on a sound financial footing."
  • Where do you stand on gun control?
Excerpt: "I am a proponent of strict and well-enforced gun safety laws. I do not support concealed carry legislation."
  • Reproductive rights are very important to women and families. Do you believe in a woman’s right to choose?
Excerpt: "I am 100% pro-choice. I support the right of women to have access to reproductive health options and procedures without the involvement of government and regardless of their ability to pay."
  • What is your position on Israel, and how does this affect Illinois?
Excerpt: "Illinois should proactively pursue business and trade initiatives with Israel."
  • Why does Illinois still have townships? Aren’t they just a waste of taxpayer money?
Excerpt: "If the township were not offering these essential services, they would have to be absorbed by the county or the municipalities within the township, almost certainly with less efficiency and at higher cost to taxpayers."



See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Morrison won election in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 29. Morrison defeated Milton J. Sumption in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012 and defeated Republican Arie Friedman in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Illinois State Senate, District 29, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJulie Morrison 54.4% 46,673
     Republican Arie Friedman 45.6% 39,087
Total Votes 85,760

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Morrison was born in Beardstown, Illinois. She has a husband, Joe.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Susan Garrett (D)
Illinois Senate District 29
Succeeded by