Tom Morrison (politician)

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Tom Morrison
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
from the 54th district
Assumed office
January 2011
Preceded by Suzanne Bassi
Personal details
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Bethany
Children two
Residence Palatine, Illinois
Alma mater Hillsdale College
Religion Christianity

Thomas R. "Tom" Morrison[1] is a Republican member of the Illinois General Assembly, 54th district, first elected in November 2010.

Morrison defeated incumbent State Representative Suzanne Bassi in the Republican primary on February 2, 2010.[2]

Morrison is a graduate of Hillsdale College. He has been a radio host in Iowa, a 5th grade teacher at Christian Liberty Academy of Arlington Heights, which his parents helped found in 1969, for six years, and a ServPro franchise owner of Palatine/Rolling Meadows and Elk Grove/Itasca/Roselle.[3]

Political philosophy[edit]

Representative Tom Morrison is very conservative. In an email to a constituent in 2013, Representative Tom Morrison, considering same-sex marriage "absurd," compared it to a marriage of a nine-year-old to a full-grown adult. He later denied equating same-sex marriage to statutory rape.[4]

Representative Tom Morrison is also opposed to abortion and does not favor exceptions for rape and incest. At the Illinois Values Voters Forum in 2011, he said, "Why sentence a child to death for what his father did?" [5]

In 2016, Representative Tom Morrison introduced a bill to the Illinois General Assembly that would have required every person to use the bathroom that corresponds to their biological sex at birth.[6][better source needed]


  1. ^ Tom Morrison's Biography. Project Vote Smart'. Retrieved November 15, 2014.
  2. ^ Morrison stuns Bassi in 54th Kohl, Stephanie. Barrington Courier Review. February 2, 2010. Accessed November 14, 2014.
  3. ^ Tom Morrison, Linkedin
  4. ^ "Illinois rep compares same-sex marriage to statutory rape - 4103 - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News - Windy City Times". 2010-02-26. Retrieved 2016-08-10. 
  5. ^ "Illinois Values Voters Forum: Rep. Joe Walsh, State Rep. Morrison, More - Publius Forum &laquo Publius Forum". Retrieved 2016-08-10. 
  6. ^ "Proposed Law Would Force Illinois Transgender Students to Use Bathroom Corresponding to Sex Assigned at Birth". 2016-01-21. Retrieved 2016-08-10. 

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