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The 2018 Legislative Session ended on time March 8 after an intense but successful 60 days. We finally solved the decades-long K-12 school funding problem; passed a capital budget that will create tens of thousands of jobs; improved our mental health care system; and implemented a rural jobs program to expand opportunities throughout the state.

As Chair of the House Technology and Economic Development Committee, I also work on such things as energy regulation, new energy sources, and opportunities to expand growing industries and jobs. Of course, I also focus on issues that affect the 40th Legislative District, from new ferries to water usage.

Please check back frequently for the latest news and updates on what is happening in Olympia during the legislative season.

And if you need information or have a legislative issue, always feel free to contact me with your requests and concerns. Either my legislative assistant or I will return your call, email, or letter promptly.

It’s an honor to serve you as your state representative in Olympia.

Jeff Morris

Biography

Rep. Jeff Morris is recognized as a preeminent source of critical thought on policy issues in the public and private sectors in the areas of energy, critical infrastructure, technology and commercialization.

He’s been named one of the 13 most Tech Savvy Legislators in the United States by Governing Magazine, selected by his North American peers to lead two bi-partisan policy organizations, currently Co-Chairs the NCSL National Energy Task Force, co-founded Northwest Energy Angels (now Element 8) and created the Legislative Energy Horizon Institute.

Morris owns his own business, Energy Horizon Corporation, where his private sector work specializes in consulting with cleantech companies in commercializing their intellectual property as well as consulting on general energy projects.

Morris, a fourth-generation native of the San Juan Islands, represents Washington State’s 40th Legislative District.

News

  • First change in state’s energy regulation policy since 19th century passes House | News - February 12, 2018
    OLYMPIA (Wash.) – A bill providing the first comprehensive change in the state’s energy regulatory policy since the 19th century has passed the House of Representatives. Rep. Jeff Morris (D-Mt. Vernon) introduced the bill (HB 2839) because rapidly evolving technology... READ MORE
  • Morris bill prepping utilities for the future of energy production passes House | News - February 8, 2018
    OLYMPIA (WA) – Energy production and its distribution are evolving quickly, and utilities need to prepare for that change, according to Washington state House Rep. Jeff Morris. A bill (HB 1233) sponsored by Morris (D-Mt. Vernon) to start that process... READ MORE
  • House TED Committee moves key bills through Legislature | News - February 6, 2018
    OLYMPIA (WA) – The Washington state House Technology and Economic Development (TED) Committee has reached its first legislative deadline with an impressive and innovative list of bills moving toward a possible floor vote. In one of the most productive sessions... READ MORE
  • Listen: Rep. Jeff Morris discusses new wireless technology | Videos - January 24, 2018
    Rep. Jeff Morris talks about the coming of 5G wireless technology.
  • Listen: Rep. Jeff Morris discusses energy production and solar options | Videos - January 24, 2018
    Rep. Jeff Morris discusses the future of distributive energy, community solar and solar incentive options.  
  • Videos/Podcasts

    Listen: Rep. Jeff Morris discusses new wireless technology

    Rep. Jeff Morris talks about the coming of 5G wireless technology.

    Listen: Rep. Jeff Morris discusses energy production and solar options

    Rep. Jeff Morris discusses the future of distributive energy, community solar and solar incentive options.  

    Watch: Rep. Jeff Morris Technology Minute: Distributive Energy

    Rep. Jeff Morris (D-Mt. Vernon) talks about the future of energy production and community solar.

    Watch: Rep. Morris Technology Minute: 5G wireless technology

    Rep. Jeff Morris gives an update on the future of 5G wireless technology.


    Contact

    Olympia Address:
    LEG 436A
    PO Box 40600
    Olympia, WA 98504-0600

    (360) 786-7970
    Email Jeff

    Legislative Assistant:
    Matthew Booth
    Email: mailto:Matthew.Booth@leg.wa.gov

    Toll-free Hotline:
    1-800-562-6000
    1-800-635-9993 (TTY)

    Committees:
    Technology & Economic Development (Chair)

    Capital Budget
    Transportation

    For Press Inquiries:
    Jim Richards, Communications Director
    (360) 786-7206
    Jim.Richards@leg.wa.gov

    For broadcast-quality audio or TV/radio interviews:
    Dan Frizzell, Broadcast Coordinator
    (360) 786-7208
    Dan.Frizzell@leg.wa.gov

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