Morgan Carroll has served as Representative for District 29 in the Colorado Senate since 2005.
Carroll serves as Chair of Senate Judiciary and is a member of Senate Health and Human Services Committee, the Legislative Audit Committee and the Legal Services Committee. She was appointed as a Commissioner to the National Commission on Uniform Laws, and to the Legislative Epidemic Response Committee. She recently was appointed Chair of the Interim Committee on Pinnacol Assurance.
Endorsed by Our Revolution
- Morgan Carroll is the only truly Progressive in a two candidate race, for the Colorado State Party Chair. Morgan, a former endorsee of Our Revolution and Senator Sanders during her 2016 campaign for CO-6 US Representative, was recruited to run for State Party Chair by the Colorado Bernie National Delegates and Progressive activists.
- A lifelong Coloradan, Morgan has devoted herself to community and family. Her mother attended Aurora High School and went on to become a pioneering woman in law. Her father, a Colorado native, was a relentless advocate and attorney.
- After high school, Morgan spent years working at a gas station, a video store, and as an office secretary – all without benefits and health insurance – to pay the bills and put herself through CU Denver and CU School of Law.
A lifelong progressive Democrat, Julie Gonzales volunteered on her first campaign in 2003, and registered voters in eight different states in 2004. In 2016, Julie volunteered and caucused for Bernie Sanders, and then joined the Colorado Democratic Party as an organizer, where she served as Morgan Carroll’s persuasion field director during her CD6 Congressional campaign, engaged volunteers, and turned out voters in support of Hillary Clinton.
Supported Progressive Health Care Reform
In late 2009, Morgan Carroll was one of more than 1,000 state legislators to sign a letter entitled "State Legislators for Progressive Health Care Reform". The letter was a project of the Progressive States Network and was developed in consultation with national health care reform advocates, including the AFL-CIO, AFSCME, Community Catalyst, Families USA, Herndon Alliance, National Women's Law Center, Northeast Action, SEIU, and Universal Health Care Action Network. The letter reads in part,
- "Failure to pass national comprehensive health reform now will further jeopardize state and local budgets, undermining public services like education, public safety, and transportation infrastructure... We, the undersigned, call on President Obama and the Congress to enact bold and comprehensive health care reform this year – based on these principles and a strong federal-state collaboration – and pledge our support as state legislators and allies in pursuit of guaranteed, high quality, affordable health care for all."
Progressive States Network
In 2010, Morgan Carroll served on the Board of Directors for the Progressive States Network, an organization which seeks to "transform the political landscape by sparking progressive actions at the state level".
In 2016 Morgan Carroll was supported by Council for a Livable World.
- Carroll is running to defeat four-term Congressman Mike Coffman, who Republicans have put on the National Republican’s Patriot Program, a program designed for vulnerable Republican incumbents. Coffman has survived past Democratic challenges, but he may have met his match this year. For the first time, he will face a top opponent in a presidential election with a higher voter turnout. Moreover, he has Donald Trump at the head of his ticket, which may be a draft of the Republican vote in the state. Political analyst rates this contest a toss-up. President Obama won the district twice.
- Morgan Carroll is the former minority leader of the Colorado State Senate, where she represents the Aurora area. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008 and has been a leading advocate for raising the minimum wage, capping college tuition, and protecting the environment.
- She will bring a wealth of experience to Washington from her previous service as Chair of Senate Judiciary, as a member of Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee, Senate Health and Human Services Committee, the Legislative Audit Committee, and Legal Services Committee. Morgan is also an accomplished attorney who specializes in personal injury, workers’ compensation, social security disability, and employment law.
- Morgan received all of her education in the Colorado public school system. She graduated from Boulder High School in 1990. Afterwards, she attended the University of Colorado, Denver where she majored in Psychology. Morgan later earned her J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School where she was elected Class President, and co-founded the Students for Justice in Northern Ireland..
- Morgan Carroll's website: About (accessed on Sept. 1, 2010)
- Our Revolution; Our Candidates, accessed October 27, 2016
- Progressive States Network: State Legislators for Progressive Health Care Reform (accessed on Dec. 23, 2010)
- PSN website: Board of Directors (accessed on Sept. 1, 2010)