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Morrow, Terry

House 2007-2012 (District 23A)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Blue Earth, Le Sueur, Nicollet, Sibley

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 10/22/1963
Birth Place: New York City, New York
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion: Lutheran
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Saint Peter
Occupation (when first elected): Educator; Public Speaking and Communications Ethics Teacher, Gustavus Adolphus College/Former Civil Litigation Attorney, California

EDUCATION

Santa Monica High School, California; Secondary;
University of California, Berkeley; B.A.; Rhetoric, 1985
University of California, Davis; J.D.; Law, 1988
Northwestern University; Ph.D.; Communication Studies, 1995

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

School Board/Administration: St. Peter, Minnesota (School Board, Chair); 2001 to 2003 [Elected]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Martha Devine Morrow
Children: Two children: Maggie and Sally (daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He moved to St. Peter, Minnesota in 1995.

He ran unopposed for House District 19A in the 2012 election.

He won the election to the House Seat District 19A on November 6, 2012. He announced on December 19, 2012 that he was taking a job with the Uniform Law Commission in Chicago. He finished his term with the 87th Legislature, but did not represent District 19A during the 2013-2014 legislative session. The legislature convened on January 8, 2013.

"Rep. Terry Morrow, DFL-St. Peter, revealed his great-grandfather had been a slave, and his grandfather considered himself a black man and feared Jim Crow laws in the South." (House sends same-sex marriage ban to 2012 ballot, Minnesota Public Radio, May 22, 2011)

He was a member of the St. Peter Historical Society in Minnesota.

Religion provided by Politics in Minnesota, the Directory, 2007-08.

Total Days Served: 2197

SESSIONS SERVED

87th Legislative Session (2011-2012)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 23A
Elected: 11/2/2010
Residence: Saint Peter
Term of Office: 1/4/2011 to 1/7/2013
Counties Represented: Nicollet, Sibley
Occupation: Educator, Teacher
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2011 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance Minutes
  • Higher Education Policy and Finance Minutes
  • Transportation Policy and Finance Minutes
Leadership Position: Minority Whip

86th Legislative Session (2009-2010)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 23A
Elected: 11/4/2008
Residence: Saint Peter
Term of Office: 1/6/2009 to 1/3/2011
Counties Represented: Nicollet, Sibley
Occupation: Educator; College Professor, Gustavus Adolphus College
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2010 1st Sp.S. - Author
   2010 2nd Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Minutes
  • Finance: Transportation Finance and Policy Division Minutes
  • Finance: Transportation Finance and Policy Division: Transportation and Transit Policy and Oversight Division Minutes
  • Rules and Legislative Administration Minutes [He served on the Rules and Legislative Administration Committee in 2010 only.]
  • State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections Minutes
Leadership Position: Assistant Majority Leader

85th Legislative Session (2007-2008)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 23A
Elected: 11/7/2006
Residence: Saint Peter
Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/5/2009
Counties Represented: Nicollet, Sibley
Occupation: Educator; Public Speaking and Communications Ethics Teacher, Gustavus Adolphus College/Former Civil Litigation Attorney, California
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Minutes
  • Commerce and Labor: Telecommunications Regulation and Infrastructure Division Minutes
  • Environment and Natural Resources: Game, Fish and Forestry Division Minutes
  • Finance: Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness Finance Division: K-12 Finance Division Minutes
  • Finance: Transportation Finance Division Minutes
Session Interviews
Session Interview (Video) 2007 House Interview


Articles & Books About
Hegman, Sonja. "It's the District's Office: Morrow Continues His Dedication to Community Service." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, February 9, 2007, p. 17.



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