Morris Balances New Position And Campaign Efforts

By Megan Trent

Morris Balances New Position And Campaign Efforts

August 2, 2010 Updated Aug 2, 2010 at 6:41 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Just two days into his new position as State Representative for Indiana's 84th District, Fort Wayne business owner Bob Morris is talking about how he won Saturday's GOP caucus and what voters can expect from him going into this fall's elections.

It didn't take precinct committee members long to choose Morris as their replacement for former 84th District State Representative Randy Borror. Borror recently resigned to accept a lobbyist position. Morris will serve out the remaining four months of Borror's legislative term. The party also chose to put Morris on the ballot in November against Democratic candidate Evan Smith.

Until then Morris will have a lot on his plate. Not only has he taken over as Representative for the 84th District, but now he must also focus his energy on campaigning for November's election.

"In balancing it, representing the people of the 84th District is my first duty, and winning re-election in November is my second duty," says Morris. "So, the people of the 84th District are first because they're the ones who voted me in and they're the ones that I currently represent."

Morris says his campaign focuses on improving the quality of education, lowering taxes, and being available to voters. Another focus, he says, is small business growth. "Really what set's me apart is my leadership ability and my small business background. Having my chain of nutrition centers here in the 84th district, I'm going to fight for small businesses."

As for term limits, Morris says since the Constitution doesn't set forth term limits, he doesn't believe in them either.

It's been a warm welcome from party supporters over the weekend, but now it's time for the new State Representative to settle into his new role and once again hit the campaign trail.

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