District town: Norwalk
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)
|Bruce V. Morris (WF)
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.