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Rep. Meyer, Morgan

District 108

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Room E1.302

P.O. Box 2910

Austin, TX 78768

(512) 463-0367

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3131 McKinney Avenue #649

Dallas, TX 75204

(214) 239-1257

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Biography

Chairman Morgan Meyer is a vocal leader when it comes to public education, the fight against human trafficking, and fiscal responsibility. First elected in 2014, and now in his fourth term as a State Representative, Morgan serves as Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee and as a member of the Local & Consent Calendars Committee.

During his time in the legislature, Chairman Meyer has become a go-to leader for laws that protect our children against human trafficking and sex crimes. He has authored and led to pass Texas’ most comprehensive laws on trafficking, including expanding the definition of trafficking and making it easier to charge and prosecute human traffickers. For his work, Chairman Meyer was awarded the “Protect Her Award” from New Friends New Life, a leading advocate for exploited women and children. And for his work in support of prosecutors who hold these criminals accountable, he was awarded the “Law & Order Award” from the Texas District and County Attorneys Association. Morgan also has spearheaded legislation to battle against digital sexual harassment, passing a bill to criminalize the dissemination of unsolicited explicit images.

As the only member of the Public Education Committee from North Texas last session, Chairman Meyer played an instrumental role in the passage of HB 3, the transformative school finance bill. In addition to increasing the per-student daily allotment, reducing statewide recapture, funding essential programs like Pre-K, dyslexia identification and dual-language learning, HB 3 delivered hundreds of millions of dollars to both Dallas ISD and Highland Park ISD over the biennium through new funds and reduced recapture.

In previous legislative sessions, Meyer has served as the Chair of General Investigating, and as a member on the Public Education, State Affairs, Energy, and Insurance committees. Upholding conservative principles, he earned awards such as being named a “Conservative Champion” by the Texas Conservative Coalition, “2017 Effective Conservative Lawmaker” by the Conservative Roundtable of Texas, “Champion for Free Enterprise” by the Texas Association of Business, “Legislative Hero” by the Texas Access to Justice Foundation for his commitment to fighting for access to justice, “Friend of the Taxpayer” by Americans for Prosperity, and “Conservative Achievement” by the American Conservative Union Foundation.

Chairman Meyer represents House District 108 which encompasses Downtown Dallas, Uptown Dallas, East Dallas (including the M Streets and Lower Greenville), Preston Hollow, the City of University Park, and the Town of Highland Park. Some of the most notable landmarks in the Dallas area lie inside the boundaries of the district, including the Downtown Central Business District, Southern Methodist University, Dealy Plaza, the American Airlines Center, and Klyde Warren Park.

Morgan and his wife, Keana, have lived in various parts of District 108 for over 20 years. The Meyers currently reside in University Park with their three children, Katharine, Elizabeth, and Asher. As community activists, Morgan and Keana are both passionate supporters of local organizations which combat child trafficking and help support women who seek shelter and support from abusive relationships. Morgan is also a member of Hyer Elementary School Dad’s Club. The Meyer family attends Highland Park United Methodist Church, where they are involved with the children’s ministry.

Chairman Meyer is a partner at Wick Phillips law firm and has almost two decades of experience protecting business interests. He received his undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University and his law degree from Washington and Lee School of Law. Morgan has been named a “Rising Star” by Texas Super Lawyers eight times. He is particularly devoted to using his professional training as an attorney to provide legal services to those who could not otherwise afford them. Through the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, Morgan has volunteered at the South Dallas Legal Clinic, the Housing Legal Clinic, and the VA Hospital Clinic. Morgan is also involved in the Lawyers Serving Warriors Program, which provides free representation to injured veterans to help them secure benefits based upon combat related injuries.

El Representante Morgan Meyer es un conservador de toda la vida con antecedentes en liderazgo, reducción del derroche, reducción del gobierno y promoción de un estándar ético superior. Morgan representa al Distrito 108 en la Cámara de Representantes de Texas que abarca Centro de Dallas, Parte Alta de Dallas, Este de Dallas (incluidas las Calles M y Greenville Inferior), Preston Hollow, la Ciudad de University Park, y la Ciudad de Highland Park, Texas.

En su segundo mandato como representante del estado, Morgan se desempeña en los poderosos Comités de Asuntos Estatales y de Educación Pública. Previamente, Morgan se desempeñó en los Comités de Energía y Seguros de la Cámara, donde defendió principios conservadores que le valieron premios tales como el de "Defensor Conservador" de la Texas Conservative Coalition, "Legislador Conservador Efectivo de 2015" de la Conservative Roundtable of Texas, "Defensor de la libre empresa" de la Texas Association of Business, "Héroe legislativo" de la Texas Access to Justice Foundation, por su compromiso con la lucha por el acceso a la justicia, "Amigo del Contribuyente" de Americans for Prosperity, Sede de Texas, "Logro Conservador" de la American Conservative Union Foundation, y el Premio Texas District and County Attorneys Association Law and Order Award por el servicio legislativo al sistema de justicia penal.

El Representante Meyer es un socio de la firma Wick Phillips Law y tiene casi dos décadas de experiencia en la protección de intereses empresariales. Texas Super Lawyers nombró a Morgan "Estrella en ascenso" ocho veces. Se dedica en especial a aplicar su capacitación profesional como abogado para proveer servicios legales a quienes no tienen recursos para acceder a ese tipo de servicios. A través del Programa de abogados voluntarios de Dallas, Morgan ha trabajado como voluntario en la South Dallas Legal Clinic, la Housing Legal Clinic y la VA Hospital Clinic. Morgan también participa en el Programa Lawyers Serving Warriors (Abogados al servicio de los guerreros), que ofrece representación gratuita a veteranos lesionados para ayudarles a obtener beneficios por lesiones relacionadas con combates.

El Representante Meyer se graduó con honores en la Southern Methodist University. El interés de Morgan por la política creció durante su pasantía para el Diputado estadounidense Larry Combest de Lubbock. Se graduó en Leyes en la Facultad de Derecho de la Washington and Lee University, después de los cual trabajó para el Juez Republicano John Marshall. Morgan fue presidente de precinto cuando vivía en las Calles M, asistió a la Convención Republicana del Estado como delegado y es miembro y exfuncionario del Greater Dallas Pachyderm Club.

Nacido en Lubbock, Texas, es uno de seis hermanos y se crió sobre la base de los valores de la educación y el trabajo arduo. Morgan vive en el Distrito 108 desde hace más de 20 años y participa activamente en toda la comunidad. Está casado con Keana Meyer y vive en University Park con sus tres hijos: Katharine, Elizabeth y Asher. Su familia asiste a la Iglesia Metodista Highland Park United, donde enseñan en la escuela dominical.

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