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Representative Morrissette to speak Sept 12 to Canadian County Democrats

posted Aug 31, 2016, 10:08 PM by Jody Harlan   [ updated Jun 5, 2017, 12:04 AM ]

YUKON, Oklahoma – State Representative Richard Morrissette will speak to the Canadian County Democrats on Monday, February 9.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Yukon Police Department, 100 S. Ranchwood Boulevard.

Representative Morrissette supports a special legislative session currently under consideration by Governor Mary Fallin to decide how to spend $140.8 million in state revenue from budget cuts that were more severe than necessary.

“This is an opportunity for a do-over, a chance to do what we should have done in the regular session,” Morrissette said in a media statement prepared by the Oklahoma House of Representatives staff.

“State lawmakers should re-evaluate their extensive list of draconian budget cuts and revisit the hundreds of millions of dollars in tax credits, tax rebates and other tax incentives they’ve awarded to corporations and to the oil and gas industry,” he said in the same statement.

Originally a native of New Hampshire, Morrissette was first elected in 2005 to serve the citizens of House District 92.

Morrissette earned bachelor's degrees in both economics and political science from the University of New Hampshire and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Tulsa.

He was employed as an Oklahoma Senate staff member and in the Western Oklahoma Public Defender's Office.

Morrissette has one daughter, Danielle Marie.

The Canadian County Democrats regularly meet at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Yukon Police Department located at 100 S. Ranchwood Boulevard.
For more information about Canadian County Democrats' activities, phone 405-326-3600.


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