William “Shannon” Morris filed the necessary paperwork on March 29 to seek the 30th Representative District seat in November. After 14 years in office, State Rep. Bobby Outten announced March 28 that he would not be pursuing a return to the General Assembly.
“I’d be honored to continue Bobby Outten’s legacy in the House of Representatives,” Mr. Morris said. “Given some of the things that are happening in state government, I think a viewpoint formed by conservative values is needed more than ever. I will carry on Bobby Outten’s tradition of conservative values, accessibility, and service to the constituents of the 30th district.”
Mr. Morris, 43, lives on land in the Willow Grove area on which his grandfather once farmed. “Agriculture is the largest industry in our state,” he said. “We need to protect and promote family farms, the entire agriculture industry and all businesses, small and large.”
Mr. Morris said “I will take my conservative values to Legislative Hall and be the voice of my constituents.” Shannon will focus on small Government, controlled spending, education, public safety, protecting the 2nd Amendment and with the issues that matter deeply to his constituents.
A life-long Delawarean and a graduate of Caesar Rodney High School, Mr. Morris currently works for Kent County as the Chief Code Enforcement Officer.
In addition to being president of the Delaware Building Officials Association, Mr. Morris is a member of the Lower Delaware Maryland Building Officials Association, the National Rifle Association, the Delaware State Sportsman Association, Ducks Unlimited, Masonic Lodge Union Lodge #7 and the Grand Lodge of Delaware.
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