Kim Morrell

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Kim Morrell
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 36
PartyRepublican
Personal
ProfessionSmall Business Owner
Websites
Campaign website
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Kim Morrell was a 2014 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 36th Congressional District of Texas. Morrell previously ran unsuccessfully for election to the seat in 2012.

Biography

Morrell is a small business owner. He served two terms as city councilman and Mayor Pro-Tem from 2006 to 2012.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Morrell's campaign website lists the following issues:[1]

  • Personal Freedom
Excerpt: "The right to choose our own healthcare"
  • Security
Excerpt: "Increase the monitoring of our borders and our border security"
  • Job Fulfillment and Education
Excerpt: "Graduate more high school students with technical or vocational associates'"
  • Deficit Reduction and Balancing the Budget
Excerpt: "Stop spending money to rebuild other countries and concentrate on the United States."

2012

Morrell's campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Job Creation
Excerpt: "Start a new industrial revolution."
  • Economic Development
Excerpt: "Create empowerment zones."
  • Healthcare, Medicare and Social Security
Excerpt: "Keep Medicare and Social Security benefits at current levels."
  • Reduce the Deficit
Excerpt: "Stop spending money to re-build other countries and concentrate on The United States."
  • Military Readiness
Excerpt: "Become the superpower we once were."

Elections

2014

See also: Texas' 36th Congressional District elections, 2014

Morrell ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 36th District. Morrell was defeated by Brian Babin and Ben Streusand in the Republican primary on March 4, 2014.[3][4]

U.S. House, Texas District 36 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Babin 33.4% 17,194
Green check mark transparent.pngBen Streusand 23.3% 12,024
John Manlove 6.9% 3,556
Doug Centilli 6.8% 3,506
Phil Fitzgerald 6.6% 3,388
Robin Riley 5.1% 2,648
Dave Norman 4.5% 2,325
Chuck Meyer 3.1% 1,574
John Amdur 2.9% 1,470
Kim Morrell 2.8% 1,444
Jim Engstrand 2.5% 1,288
Pat Kasprzak 2.2% 1,116
Total Votes 51,533
Source: Texas Secretary of State

2012

See also: Texas' 36th Congressional District elections, 2012

Morrell ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 36th District. He was defeated by Steve Stockman and Stephen Takach in the Republican primary on May 29, 2012.[5][6]

U.S. House, Texas District 36 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Takach Incumbent 22.4% 12,208
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Stockman 21.8% 11,858
Mike Jackson 19.8% 10,786
Jim Engstrand 9.4% 5,114
Ky D. Griffin 7.4% 4,025
Charles Meyer 4% 2,156
Kim Morrell 3.5% 1,930
Lois Dickson Myers 2.9% 1,558
Jerry Doyle 2.7% 1,479
Keith Casey 2.3% 1,225
Daniel Whitton 2% 1,110
Tim Wintill 1.8% 984
Total Votes 54,433

"Introduction video"

Endorsements

In May 2012, the Houston Chronicle endorsed Morrell for Congress in the 36th Congressional District.[7]

Personal

Morrell is married and has two children.[8]

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