John (Jay) C. Morris, III (R-35)

State Senator John Morris

John (Jay) C. Morris, III (R-35)
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Capitol: 225.342.2040
FAX: 225.342.1140
District: 318.362.4270
Room B-254 State Capitol 900 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
1408 North 7th Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Residence:Monroe, LA

Committee Assignments


Jay Morriswas elected to the Louisiana State Senate in 2019 to represent thecitizens of Senate District 35. He comes to the Senate from the House ofRepresentatives where he served from 2012 - 2019. In the Senate, hecurrently serves on the Committees on Agriculture, Forestry,Aquaculture, and Rural Development, Commerce, Consumer Protection, andInternational Affairs, and Labor & Industrial Relations. He also servesas an interim member of the Committee on Revenue & Fiscal Affairs. Senator Morris graduated from LSU with a Bachelorof Arts in History and holds a Juris Doctorate from the LSU Law Center.While in school, he interned with the Louisiana Municipal Associationand United States Senator J. Bennett Johnston. After graduation, heserved as a law clerk in Alexandria before moving to Monroe, where hewould soon become a partner in the firm of Thompson, Sparks, Dean andMorris. Today, Senator Morris is the owner of DeanMorris, LLC. His company focuses on mortgage servicing, banking and realestate law. He is also the owner and manager of Morris Realty, Inc andLouisiana Land & Farm, LLC. They are both real estate firms that handleinvestments in agricultural land, as well as commercial and residentialreal estate. Through these businesses, Senator Morris employs over 200people in Northeast Louisiana. Senator Morris is actively involved in hiscommunity. He coached basketball at Grace Episcopal School in Monroe andhas also served on the school's Board of Trustees for several years,having held the positions of President and Treasurer. His businesses areheavily involved with the United Way and the Monroe and West MonroeChambers of Commerce. Currently, Senator Morris resides in Monroe, Lawith his wife, Emily Morris, who is also a practicing attorney. Theyhave three grown children, John, Ashley, and Carrie, and threegrandchildren.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2019    Next Election: 2023
Spouse: Emily Courteau   DOB: 5/24/1958
Counties Representing
Grant Parish
Jackson Parish
Lincoln Parish
Ouachita Parish
Rapides Parish
Winn Parish