Statement issued Friday:
State Rep. Robert Morris (R-Fort Wayne) was sworn into public service today by Chief Justice Randall Shepard in the Indiana House Chambers.
Rep. Morris will serve the last four months of former State Rep. Randy Borror’s legislative term in representing House District 84, which includes the city of Fort Wayne and most of St. Joe Township.
“It’s an honor to be here and to have the opportunity to represent my home community down in Indianapolis,” Rep. Morris said, “We are facing trying times, where Hoosiers are demanding answers concerning Indiana’s economic plan for the future, and I am looking forward to doing what I can to be part of the solution.”
Rep. Morris has a track-record of responsible involvement in the Northeast Indiana Business Community. He has spent the last 12 years founding four entrepreneurial ventures, including a chain of successful retail stores.
In 2001, he was elected President of the Georgetown Merchant Association. In 2003, he was selected by the Indiana Humanities Council to receive the “Governor’s Award for Tomorrow’s Leaders.”
In addition, Rep. Morris has been active with the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce and has worked with the Northeast Indiana Corporate Council addressing the issue of “brain-drain” and collaborating with business leaders in re-developing a vibrant economic base for a new generation of young workers.
He lives in Fort Wayne with his wife, Erin, and their five children.
“We are excited to have Rep. Morris be part of our caucus,” Republican Minority Leader Brian Bosma said today. “His entrepreneurial knowledge and background will serve our state well. I look forward to working with him.”
Rep. Morris was selected by Fort Wayne precinct members not only to finish out Borror’s term, but also run in the November election.