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 70)
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.


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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