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Morgan files for re-election to Jefferson County Commission

By Staff | Feb 3, 2012

Frances Morgan (D-Middleway District) filed for re-election to the Jefferson County Commission recently. Elected to her first term in 2006, Morgan has worked for the past five years to modernize county government while increasing transparency and accountability to the public.

“Citizens know the challenges facing our county,” Morgan said. “We have unparalleled resources here our residents, our beautiful land and our history. We owe it to voters to act wisely and balance competing and conflicting goals. I strive to represent all the citizens of the County, and believe that my education and background bring a unique set of skills to the Commission’s deliberations. My preference is smart growth, not ‘anything goes’ growth, nor ‘no growth.’ The Commission should always have in mind the overall goal of enhancing our residents’ lives and well-being.”

Morgan has lived in Jefferson County since childhood. She holds a B.A. with Honors in Political Science from the George Washington University and a law degree from Georgetown University. A farmer in Summit Point, she has three children: Sarah, Cyrus and Rebecca.

As county commissioner, Morgan has served on the Farmland Protection, Community Criminal Justice, Workforce Investment, and Health boards, and as liaison to the Historic Landmarks Commission. She currently is serving as president of the county’s Organization of Democratic Women.