Bennett Morris

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Bennett Morris
Chair
Libertarian Party of Illinois
Predecessor: Lex Green
Successor: Incumbent
Chair
McLean County Libertarian Party
Predecessor: Lex Green
Successor: Steve Suess
Finance Division Director
Libertarian Party of Illinois
Predecessor: none
Successor: Incumbent
Personal Details
Birth: (1989-09-15) September 15, 1989 (age 29)
Newport Beach, California
Education: Illinois State University (MBA)

Illinois State University (BA - Political Science)

Occupation: Businessman
Residence: Bloomington, Illinois
Party: Libertarian Party
Media
Website: [linkedin.com/in/bennettmorris Website]
Facebook: Facebook
Twitter: [@BennettMorris Twitter]

Bennett Morris (born September 15, 1989) is Chair of the Libertarian Party of Illinois. He is currently a candidate for McLean County Board District 7,[1] and previously was a candidate for Heartland Community College Board. He has served in leadership roles within the Libertarian Party of Illinois including Finance Division Director, Convention Committee Chair, and State Central Committee Representative for the 18th Congressional District. Prior to becoming State Chair, Morris served as Chair of the McLean County Libertarian Party in Central Illinois. Morris currently represents the Libertarian Party of Illinois on the National Platform Committee.

Morris chaired the first local affiliate in Illinois to gain established party status and has recruited more than a dozen local Libertarian candidates in his tenure as local party chair.[2] He is also petitioning for a ballot referendum to dissolve the Bloomington Election Commission, a duplicate election authority in McLean County, Illinois.[3]

Personally, Morris works in the private sector as a marketing and advertising professional for a Fortune 50 company specializing in digital media. He graduated in 2017 with a Master of Business Administration degree from Illinois State University where, in 2012, he completed his undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree with a double-major in Political Science and East Asian Studies. He resides in Bloomington, IL with his wife Kylie and likes to spend his spare time volunteering, learning new skills, and enjoying music, film, wine, and whisky.

Organizational Positions

Elections

  • Candidate, McLean County Board - District 7 (2018)[5]
  • Candidate, Heartland Community College Board of Trustees (2017)[6]

References

  1. http://mcleancountyil.gov/DocumentCenter/View/10946
  2. http://wglt.org/post/ballot-laws-muffle-mclean-county-libertarians-try-make-some-noise#stream/0
  3. http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/government-and-politics/libertarians-circulating-petition-to-end-local-election-commission/article_c918c3f9-b0f1-588c-b3fb-028a2deb4d5c.html
  4. http://lpillinois.org/volunteer/
  5. http://mcleancountyil.gov/DocumentCenter/View/10946
  6. http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/government-and-politics/elections/heartland-candidates-speak-out-on-the-issues/article_48d20709-aa8f-5189-b78d-6a1eb6482f2e.html