Jack Morris Announces State Senate District 15 Candidacy (VIDEOS)

By Eric Dutkiewicz

July 30, 2013 Updated Jul 31, 2013 at 11:51 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) - Next year's race for the District 15 seat in the State Senate could be a rematch of the 2010 race.

Democrat Jack Morris of Fort Wayne announced his candidacy Tuesday afternoon at Lakeside Park. Morris says early childhood education reform will be a top priority if elected in November of 2014.

"If I had one thing I could accomplish, it would be getting early childhood education provided in Indiana," Morris says. "That is the one thing that's been proven to save $7 for every $1 tax spent. It saves so many issues, and cures so many things."

Morris won only 40 percent of the vote four years ago in a defeat to Republican incumbent Tom Wyss, who received 60 percent of the vote.

He says he is launching his candidacy 8 months earlier this time to reach more people of the district.

"Last time, I talked about the issues, but didn't get a chance to do it as often as I'd like. I'm going to do some house meetings and other things where I can have a chance to answer questions and work with people. Fifteen months (to campaign) seemed like a lot better than 7 months."

Morris is an attorney at at Benson, Pantello, Morris, James and Logan law firm in Fort Wayne.

He has never held elective office, but has served as executive director of the Allen County

He is married with four children and four grandchildren.

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