Weaverville, CA, March 21, 2008 —
Trinity County Supervisor Jeff Morris announced today that his campaign to be the Democratic nominee in this fall's race for the U.S. House of Representatives in California's Second Congressional District has begun earning endorsements from northern California’s elected officials. Just four weeks after announcing his run, Morris has received endorsements from Democratic, Republican, and Independent officials at both the county and regional level, including California State Assemblymember Patty Berg.
Other endorsements from elected officials to date include:
– San Mateo County Supervisor Rich Gordon (current president, California State Association of Counties)
– Butte County Supervisor Maureen Kirk
– Yolo County Supervisor Mike McGowan
– Trinity County Supervisor Roger Jaegel
– Trinity County Supervisor Wendy Reiss
– Trinity County Supervisor Judy Pflueger
– Trinity County Supervisor Howard Freeman
– Chico City Council Member Tom NickelTrinity County Supervisor
-Former Shasta County Supervisor and
CD2 1988 Democratic Nominee Steve Swindeman
“I am honored to have the support of Assemblymember Patty Berg and of my elected colleagues in the second district,” said Morris. “Many of these officials have been instrumental in helping us achieve positive changes for Trinity County, and I look forward to working with them in the future, both here and in Washington, to address the challenges faced by all of the counties in the 2nd Congressional District.”
Jeff Morris is a Weaverville businessman and entrepreneur who has served Trinity County's Board of Supervisors for the past three years. A 6th-generation descendant of Northern California pioneers with a strong family history of public service, Morris has been a driving force behind Trinity's financial turnaround, helping put the county's only hospital on a new financial footing, spearheading an effort to revise outdated land-use and zoning rules, putting Trinity on a fast track for expansion of rural broadband Internet, and promoting establishment of the Weaverville Community Forest, a sustainable-forestry initiative managed with input from local, timber, and environmental constituencies.
In 2007, Jeff was appointed chairman of the California State Association of Counties' Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee and co-chair of its Working Group on Climate Change, which produced a policy framework to guide counties in addressing greenhouse gas emissions while also discouraging a top-down, “one-size-fits-all” regulatory approach. Morris has also been unanimously elected by California’s rural county supervisors for 2 consecutive years to represent rural counties on CSAC’s executive committee. Jeff makes his home in Weaverville with his wife, Judy. More information about Morris and his campaign for California's 2nd Congressional District seat can be found on his campaign website. www.jeffmorrisforcongress.com