Stephen Morris (politician)

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Stephen Morris
Member of the Kansas Senate
from the 39th district
In office
January 1993 – January 2013
Preceded by  ???
Succeeded by Larry Powell
Personal details
Born (1946-01-04) January 4, 1946 (age 68)
Garden City, Kansas, U.S
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Barbara Morris
Alma mater Kansas State University, Manhattan

Stephen Morris is a former Republican member of the Kansas Senate, representing the 39th District from 1993-2013. He was Senate president from 2005-2013. Previously, from 1977 to 1993, he was the president and vice-president of the Unified School District 210 Board of Education. He is a farmer from Hugoton, and is married to Barbara Morris.

Committee assignments[edit]

Morris served on these legislative committees:[1]

  • Interstate Cooperation (chair)
  • Joint Committee on Legislative Coordinating Council (chair)
  • Organization, Calendar and Rules (chair)
  • Joint Committee on Pensions, Investments and Benefits (vice-chair)
  • Agriculture
  • Federal and State Affairs
  • Natural Resources

Major donors[edit]

Some of the top contributors to Morris's 2008 campaign, according to the National Institute on Money in State Politics:[2]

Kansas for Quality Mental Health Services, Astrazeneca, Kansas Association of Realtors, Westlink Communications, Heavy Constructors Association

Financial, insurance and real estate companies were his largest donor group.

Elections[edit]

Morris was defeated by Larry R. Powell by a 5,106-4,737 margin in the Republican Primary on Aug. 7, 2012.[3][4]

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