Morgan Carroll

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Morgan Carroll
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Colorado State Senate, District 29
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2017
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
President of the Senate
October 2013-Present
State Senate Majority Caucus Leader
2012-October 2013
Compensation
Base salary$30,000/year
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits8 years
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Colorado
J.D.University of Colorado, 2000
Personal
Birthday11/24/1971
Place of birthDenver, CO
ProfessionSmall Business Owner
ReligionJewish
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Morgan Carroll (b. November 24, 1971) has been a Democratic member of the Colorado State Senate, representing District 29. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Carroll currently serves as President of the Senate, a position she has held since October 2013. She was elected Senate President following the recall of then-Senate President John Morse on September 10, 2013. She served as State Senate Majority Caucus Leader from 2012 to October 2013.

Carroll was a volunteer for various campaigns. In 2004 she was Precinct Chair of the Democratic Party. She served in the Colorado State House of Representatives from 2004 to 2008.

Biography

Carroll earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Colorado in 1996 and her J.D. from the University of Colorado in 2000. Her professional experience includes working as an attorney in Civil and Consumer Rights, as a Dancer/Teacher for the Boulder Performing Arts Company. as manager of a Blockbuster Video in 1990, manager of an Amoco in 1991, as paralegal for Rebecca L. Bradley, Professional Company from 1992 to 2000, as partner of Bradley and Carroll, Professional Company since 2000, and as a small business owner.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Colorado Committee Assignments, 2013
Executive
Legislative Council

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Foster care

In December 2010, lawmakers looked over gaps in tracking the money that is paid out for foster care in Colorado. They expressed dismay.

Foster care falls under the purview of the Colorado Department of Human Services. However, the program is administered by individual counties, which contract with privately owned child-placement agencies that hand over checks to foster parents.

An audit performed by the state’s auditor found that the department has not heeded the recommendations of the previous two years’ audits calling for more oversight over the child-placement agencies.

“We have identified basic oversight lapses here. This is a population that is not able to do its own oversight, and if you’re not doing it—who’s doing it?” Sen. Carroll asked officials from the Department of Human Services.

The department’s stance, despite the state auditor’s assessment that the vendors should be subject to further scrutiny, troubled Carroll.

“Let me just be candid—I find that disturbing,” said Carroll. “We’re talking about some really high-profile problems with the division of child welfare. We’re talking about the past experience of being overcharged and having unallowable expenses in a system that desperately needs money to go to direct care for children.”[1]

Carroll's sponsored legislation includes:

  • SB 11-025 - Transparency for private contracts entered into with the state [2]

Elections

2012

See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2012

Carroll won re-election in the 2012 election for Colorado State Senate District 29. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012. She defeated William Ross, II (R) and Michele Rae Poague (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [3][4]

Colorado State Senate, District 29, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMorgan Carroll Incumbent 58.8% 30,149
     Republican William "Bill" D. Ross II 36.5% 18,745
     Libertarian Michele R. Poague 4.7% 2,420
Total Votes 51,314

2008

On November 4, 2008, Carroll was elected to the 29th District Seat in the Colorado State Senate, defeating opponent Suzanne Andrews (R).[5]

Carroll raised $58,657 for his campaign, while Andrews raised $625.[6]

Colorado State Senate, District 29 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Morgan Carroll (D) 25,943
Suzanne Andrews (R) 11,664

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Carroll is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Carroll raised a total of $278,483 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[7]

Morgan Carroll's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Colorado State Senate, District 29 Won $64,426
2010 Colorado State Senate, District 29 Not up for election $11,011
2008 Colorado State Senate, District 29 Won $58,657
2006 Colorado State House, District 36 Won $78,343
2004 Colorado State House, District 36 Won $66,046
Grand Total Raised $278,483

2012

Carroll won re-election to the Colorado State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Carroll raised a total of $64,426.
Colorado State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Morgan Carroll's campaign in 2012
Colorado Professional Fire Fighters$4,500
AFSCME Council 76$4,000
Colorado Education Association$3,250
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Small Donor Cmte (CTLA)$2,122
Blueflower Fund$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$64,426
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Carroll was not up for election to the Colorado State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Carroll raised a total of $11,011.

2008

Carroll won election to the Colorado State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Carroll raised a total of $58,657.

2006

Carroll won re-election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Carroll raised a total of $78,343.

2004

Carroll won election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Carroll raised a total of $66,046.

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