Candidate Profile
Kelly Morris

Republican , Mississippi

Biography

Name
Kelly Morris
Party
Republican
Race
State House, Dist. 10
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

None


Economy

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.

Disagree

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Agree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

No Answer

Socialism provides a robust foundation for a stable economy.

Strongly Disagree

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

1. Less Rules and regulations on Businesses 2. Keeping interest rates down 3. Supply and demand on the products we produce. 4. Lower Taxes

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Keeping taxes down so businesses can be recruited in to communities and States to provided economic development. This provides more jobs and money in everyone pockets.


Religious Liberty

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or business owners because of their deeply held religious beliefs.

Agree

Governments should not penalize those who define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

Strongly Agree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Agree


Healthcare

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.

Disagree

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

Making Drug cost more affordable and providing accessibility to doctors and hospitals at an affordable cost.


National Security

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Agree

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Strongly Disagree

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Agree


Education

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Disagree


Values

Biblical values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Agree

Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.

Disagree

People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

Strongly Disagree

Free speech is under attack on public university and college campuses.

Agree

Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.

Agree

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

America's Founders wanted a democracy in which the people could have a say therefore giving the government a list of checks and balances. This was done in order that we did not have one ruler.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe Jesus died on the Cross, paying for my sins and I try to live by God's Holy word the Bible.


Qualifications

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

Conservative

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

My round of votes on the Board of Supervisor stands for itself. We worked hard to hold down taxes and budget wisely.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

Working in the school system and teaching for 8 years gives me some insight to the educational system. I also served on the board of Supervisors for 8+ years and the for the last 4 years of that time I served as the President on the board. I know what it takes to keep up roads and bridges. I also know how important it is to keep taxes down and balance a budget.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:

km@morrislawnservice.net 662-609-6292

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

I am 61 year old , born and raised in Batesville, MS; where I graduated from South Panola. I have also attended classes at both Northwest Mississippi Community College and Mississippi State University for education. I own and operate a locally and family run landscaping/lawn maintenance company with my son since 1993. While running a successful business I also served 8 years as a Ag instructor in the school system, after that I served two terms on the Board of Supervisors and one of those terms I was voted in as Board President. I worked diligently to serve the people of Panola County during that time with honest hard work and integrity in every vote. I serve as assistant Sunday school teacher and Deacon at my church. I am currently a member of the Panola County Cattleman's Association, the State Cattleman's Association, The American Gelbvieh Association, National Federation of Independent Businessmen and The National Association of Landscape Professionals.


Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.

Agree

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Disagree


2nd Amendment

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Disagree


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Disagree


Background

Education
  • Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College, Sentaobia, MS
  • South Panola High School, Batesville, MS, Diploma, 1977
Work & Military
  • VoAg, Teacher, 1993-2001
Affiliations
  • South Panola High School, Teacher
  • Good Hope Baptist Church, Deacon
  • Panola County Board of Supervisors, President
  • Mt. Olivet Fire Department, Board Member
  • Panola County Cattleman's Association, Member
  • Panola Partnership, Member
  • NFIB, Member
  • State Cattleman's Association, Member
Offices
  • Supervisor Panola County, Held 2008-2016
  • MS House of Representative District 10, Sought 2019
 

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