Larry Morrissey

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Larry Morrissey
39th Mayor of Rockford, Illinois
In office
May 2005 (2005-May) – May 2017 (2017-May)
Preceded by Doug Scott
Succeeded by Tom McNamara
Personal details
Born (1969-09-04) September 4, 1969 (age 48)
Rockford, Illinois, U.S.
Political party Independent
Spouse(s) Stacy Hedrick
Children Four
Residence Rockford, Illinois
Alma mater University of Notre Dame (B.A.)
University of Illinois (J.D.)

Lawrence J. "Larry" Morrissey (born September 4, 1969) is the former mayor of Rockford, Illinois. As an independent, Morrissey defeated Democratic incumbent Doug Scott in the 2005 mayoral elections after trying in his first run in 2001[1] with a populist campaign promising road improvements, education reforms, lower property taxes and a revitalized downtown. In an attempt to reduce the city's reliance on property taxes to fund road projects, Morrissey proposed an increase to the city's sales tax. A sales tax increase referendum was defeated in the March 2006 primary but passed in the April 2007 election. In 2017, Morrissey did not run for re-election.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hagerty, Jim. "Mayor Larry Morrissey leaving office". Retrieved 27 June 2017. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Doug Scott
Mayor of Rockford, Illinois
2005–2017
Succeeded by
Tom McNamara