Morris, Bruce V.

District town: Norwalk

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Election history: Morris won an open seat in 2006, succeeding Democrat Joseph E. Mann. To get the nomination, Morris won a three-way Democratic primary. In 2008, he was unopposed by Republicans and cross-endorsed by the Working Families Party.

2008 general election

Bruce V. Morris (D)
5,147 91 percent
Bruce V. Morris (WF)
493 9 percent

Public financing: Morris received $7,500 in public financing for his campaign.He returned a surplus of $1,579.89.

Background: Morris is a minister and former electrical contractor. He was honored in 2009 by the NAACP for raising concerns about how minority defendants were being treated in Superior Court in Norwalk.

Committees: Housing, Human Services, Judiciary

Education: University of Connecticut

Occupation: Minister, Macedonia Church

2008 Financial Disclosure: Morris reported outside income from the Macedonia Church. His wife, Gail Morris, had income from the Norwalk public schools. They owned no real estate and no securities.

He filed a confidential addendum listing any debts exceeding $10,000. He declined to release the addendum, as is allowed by law.

A note on financial disclosure: Every spring, officials are required to disclose the ownership of real estate, the source of any income exceeding $1,000 in the previous calendar year and securities worth more than $5,000. They also are required to file an addendum in which they report any debt of more than $10,000; this may by law be kept confidential.