Mike Morrell

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Mike Morrell
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Member of the California State Senate
from the 23rd district
Assumed office
April 3, 2014
Preceded byBill Emmerson (resigned)
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 40th district
63rd district (2010–2012)
In office
December 6, 2010 – March 26, 2014
Preceded byBill Emmerson
Succeeded byMarc Steinorth
Personal details
Born (1952-10-14) October 14, 1952 (age 68)
Covina, California
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Joanie Morrell
ResidenceRancho Cucamonga, California
Alma materUniversity of La Verne
OccupationReal estate broker, politician

Mike Morrell (born October 14, 1952) is an American politician currently serving in the California State Senate. He was elected as a Republican to the California State Assembly in 2010, and won a special election to the State Senate in March 2014. Prior to serving in the state legislature, he was a real estate broker.

Early life[edit]

Morrell was born in Covina, California.[1]


Morrell has a BA in Business from the University of La Verne.[1]


As a state assemblyman, Morrell represented the 40th district, encompassing part of San Bernardino County. He served as the Vice Chair of the Labor and Employment Committee and a member of the Budget, the Banking and Finance, the Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials, the Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy, and the Joint Sunset Review Committees.[2]

In March 2014, Morrell won a special election and became a Republican member of California State Senate for District 23. Morrell succeeded Bill Emmerson, who resigned. Morrell was sworn in on April 3, 2014 to serve District 23.[1][3][4]


  • Legislative Committee for the Citrus Valley Association of Realtor
  • Advisory Board to the Pacific Justice Institute

Electoral history[edit]


2016 California State Senate election[edit]

California's 23rd State Senate district election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Morrell (incumbent) 93,484 54.8
Democratic Ronald J. O'Donnell 50,850 29.8
Democratic Mark Westwood 26,300 15.4
Total votes 170,634 100.0
General election
Republican Mike Morrell (incumbent) 184,470 56.6
Democratic Ronald J. O'Donnell 141,533 43.4
Total votes 326,003 100.0
Republican hold

2014 California State Senate special election[edit]

California's 23rd State Senate district special election, 2014[5]
Vacancy resulting from the resignation of Bill Emmerson
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Morrell 43,447 62.6
Democratic Ronald J. O'Donnell 10,531 15.2
Democratic Ameenah Fuller 6,705 9.7
Libertarian Jeff Hewitt 4,479 6.5
Republican Crystal Ruiz 4,187 6.0
Total votes 69,349 100.0
Republican hold

2012 California State Assembly election[edit]

California's 40th State Assembly district election, 2012 [6][7]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Morrell (incumbent) 26,261 58.2
Democratic Russ Warner 18,862 41.8
Total votes 42,123 100.0
General election
Republican Mike Morrell (incumbent) 65,282 50.4
Democratic Russ Warner 64,264 49.6
Total votes 129,546 100.0
Republican hold

2010 California State Assembly election[edit]

California's 63rd State Assembly district election, 2010 [8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Morrell 72,866 58.1
Democratic Renea Wickman 52,653 41.9
Total votes 125,519 100.0
Republican hold


  • 2014 Henry J. Mello award. Presented at 34th Annual Legislative Session of the California Senior Legislature.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Morrell's wife is Joanie Morrell. They have three children. Morrell and his family live in Rancho Cucamonga, California.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Mike Morrell's Biography". Vote Smart. Retrieved March 11, 2020.
  2. ^ "Mike Morrell | Biography". California State Assembly. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
  3. ^ McNary, Sharon (November 11, 2013). "Assemblyman Mike Morrell to run in vacated Inland Senate seat". scpr.org. Retrieved March 11, 2020.
  4. ^ Emerson, Sandra (March 5, 2019). "Sen. Mike Morrell's tenure in state legislator offers a lesson on term limits". dailybulletin.com. Retrieved March 11, 2020.
  5. ^ https://elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov/sov/2014-primary/pdf/19-state-senator-23rd-district.pdf
  6. ^ https://elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov/sov/2012-primary/pdf/102-state-assembly1-80formattted.pdf
  7. ^ https://elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov/sov/2012-general/14-state-assembly-1-80.pdf
  8. ^ https://elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov/sov/2010-general/73-state-assembly.pdf
  9. ^ Karnes, Bea (November 22, 2014). "Sen. Morrell Honored by California Senior Legislature". patch.com. Retrieved March 11, 2020.

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