|John Clyde "Jay" Morris, III|
|Louisiana State Representative from District 14 (Morehouse and Ouachita parishes)|
January 9, 2012
|Preceded by||Sam Little|
|Children||John, Ashley, and Carrie Morris|
|Alma mater||Louisiana State University
John Clyde Morris, III, known as Jay Morris (born 1958), is a businessman and attorney from Monroe, Louisiana, who is a Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from District 14, which encompasses Ouachita and Morehouse parishes in the northeastern portion of his state.
Morris won the position in the general election held on November 19, 2011, when he unseated fellow Republican Sam Little, a retired farmer, originally from Bastrop in Morehouse Parish. Morris polled 5,005 votes (59.1 percent) to Little's 3,463 ballots (40.9 percent). In the campaign for the heavily redistricted seat, Little and Morris accused each other of engaging in negative campaigning. Morris is a graduate of Louisiana State University and the Louisiana State University Law Center, both in Baton Rouge.
Morris led the three-candidate field in the primary held on October 22, with 5,078 votes (42.6 percent). Little trailed with 4,384 ballots (36.7 percent). A third Republican, Michael Echols, held the remaining but critical 2,471 votes (20.7 percent).
- "Louisiana general election returns, November 19, 2011". staticresults.sos.la.gov. Retrieved May 17, 2012.
- "Rep. John Morris, III". votesmart.org. Retrieved May 17, 2012.
- "Louisiana primary election returns, October 22, 2011". staticresults.sos.la.gov. Retrieved May 17, 2012.
|Louisiana House of Representatives|
|Louisiana State Representative from District 14 (Morehouse and Ouachita parishes)