Chuck Morse
President of the New Hampshire Senate
Assumed office
December 2, 2020
Preceded byDonna Soucy
In office
September 3, 2013 – December 5, 2018
Preceded byPeter Bragdon
Succeeded byDonna Soucy
Minority Leader of the New Hampshire Senate
In office
December 5, 2018 – December 2, 2020
DeputyJeb Bradley
Preceded byDonna Soucy (acting)
Succeeded byDonna Soucy
Acting Governor of New Hampshire
In office
January 3, 2017 – January 5, 2017
Preceded byMaggie Hassan
Succeeded byChris Sununu
Member of the New Hampshire Senate
from the 22nd district
Assumed office
December 1, 2010
Preceded byMichael Downing
In office
December 4, 2002 – December 6, 2006
Preceded byArthur Klemm[1]
Succeeded byMichael Downing
Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives
from the 28th Rockingham district
In office
December 2, 1998 – December 4, 2002
Preceded byArthur Klemm
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Personal details
Born (1960-10-11) October 11, 1960 (age 61)
Salem, New Hampshire, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Susan
Children1
EducationPlymouth State University (BS)

Chuck Morse (born October 11, 1960) is an American politician who served twice as President of the New Hampshire Senate. Morse is a Republican who represents New Hampshire's 22nd State Senate district. Morse served two days as acting governor of New Hampshire, from when Maggie Hassan resigned as governor in order to join the United States Senate on January 3, 2017,[2] until Chris Sununu's inauguration on January 5, 2017.

He served in the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 1998 through 2002.[3][4] He served in the New Hampshire Senate from 2002 through 2006 and led the Senate Finance Committee.[5] He returned to the New Hampshire Senate in 2010[5] by being elected in the 22nd district that fall. He was chosen as the President of the Senate, succeeding Peter Bragdon, in 2013.[6][7] Morse currently serves on the Finance Committee.

Morse was re-elected to his Senate seat in 2018, but the Republicans were in the minority by a margin of 14–10 in 2019–2020. The 10 newly elected Republican members of the state senate chose Morse as their caucus leader shortly after the election. His successor as president was Democratic state senator Donna Soucy.

Morse was re-elected to his Senate seat in 2020 and the Republicans regained the majority by a margin of 14-10. The 14 newly elected Republican members of the state senate chose Morse as their candidate for Senate President shortly after the election.[8]

Morse is currently a candidate for the United States Senate in the 2022 United States Senate election in New Hampshire.[9]

References

  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - NH State Senate 22 Race - Nov 05, 2002".
  2. ^ Ronayne, Kathleen (January 4, 2017). "Chuck Morse is in charge as N.H. governor, but only for 2 days". Concord Monitor. Retrieved March 1, 2020.
  3. ^ "The Voter's Self Defense System". Vote Smart. Retrieved 2022-01-29.
  4. ^ "The New Hampshire State Senate". gencourt.state.nh.us. Retrieved 2022-01-29.
  5. ^ a b "Downing runs for sheriff, Morse for NH Senate". The Eagle-Tribune. May 27, 2010. Retrieved October 31, 2013.
  6. ^ Michael Brindley (August 27, 2013). "Senate Republicans Back Salem's Chuck Morse For President". NHPR. Retrieved October 31, 2013.
  7. ^ Ben Leubsdorf (August 27, 2013). "Sen. Chuck Morse set to become N.H. Senate president as GOP caucus unites behind him". Concord Monitor. Archived from the original on November 2, 2014. Retrieved October 31, 2013.
  8. ^ Joe Sweeney (November 5, 2020). "SENATE REPUBLICAN CAUCUS NOMINATES CHUCK MORSE AS SENATE PRESIDENT". New Hampshire GOP. Retrieved November 6, 2020.
  9. ^ DiStaso, John (January 9, 2022). "Morse decides to run for US Senate, to file paperwork this week, formal launch later in month". WMUR. Retrieved January 10, 2022.
New Hampshire House of Representatives Preceded byArthur Klemm Member of the New Hampshire House of Representativesfrom the 28th Rockingham district 1998–2002 Constituency abolished New Hampshire Senate Preceded byArthur Klemm Member of the New Hampshire Senatefrom the 22nd district 2002–2006 Succeeded byMichael Downing Preceded byMichael Downing Member of the New Hampshire Senatefrom the 22nd district 2010–present Incumbent Preceded byDonna SoucyActing Minority Leader of the New Hampshire Senate 2018–2020 Succeeded byDonna Soucy Political offices Preceded byPeter Bragdon President of the New Hampshire Senate 2013–2018 Succeeded byDonna Soucy Preceded byMaggie Hassan Acting Governor of New Hampshire 2017 Succeeded byChris Sununu Preceded byDonna Soucy President of the New Hampshire Senate 2020–present Incumbent