NAME: Tommy Morrison
CONTACT: JASON TEDTAOTAO, 482-5346, 478-8669
Senator Thomas A. Morrison was born on April 5, 1975 to the late Gene Allen Morrison and the Honorable Cecilia Aguon Quinata Morrison, former Mayor of the Municipality of Umatac, Guam. Senator Morrison, his wife Mrs. Stephanie Campos Morrison, and their children, Gage, Jewel, and Thomas Aaron II, reside in the senator’s hometown of historic Humåtak. He is the brother of Gene “Gino” A. Morrison, Theresa “Terri” Ann Morrison-Quinata, Roy Anthony “Tony” Morrison, and the late Troy Adam Morrison.
After graduating from Oceanview High School in Agat, Guam, Senator Morrison pursued his college studies at the University of Guam and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. He began his public service career as a policy advisor with former Lt. Governor and Senator, Kaleo S. Moylan. Senator Morrison would later be appointed by former Governor Felix Camacho to serve in different leadership capacities, from 2003 to 2010, including Director and Deputy Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation, and Executive Director of the Guam Contractors License Board. In 2011, Governor Eddie Baza Calvo appointed Senator Morrison to serve as the Director of the Bureau of Statistics and Plans.
Senator Morrison is an active member and volunteer with the San Dionisio Catholic Church in Humåtak, and has been involved in organizations including AmeriCorps and the Guam Special Olympics.
As an outspoken advocate for safe and healthy lifestyle activities, Senator Morrison talks the talk and walks the walk as an accomplished local athlete. He was a member of the Guam National Baseball Team that earned a Silver Medal, Oceania Region; Gold Medal, South Pacific Games; Gold Medal, Mini South Pacific Games; and Far East Basketball Championship, Oceanview High School. When family and work allow, Senator Morrison appreciates every opportunity he has to participate in local sports programs.
As a senator during the 32nd and 33rd Guam Legislatures, Senator Morrison continues to focus his efforts on three priorities: improving public services by investing in e-government initiatives; supporting youth and community programs; and celebrating our unique culture through Guam History and Chamorro Heritage Day (P.L. 32-145). He authored Public Law 32-10 in April 2013 which created the Office of Technology. The entity’s mission is to help departments and agencies across our government deliver public services in a more efficient and effective manner – through the help of technology. Increasing opportunities for taxpayers to apply and pay for services online; improving agency websites so they are helpful and user-friendly; and standardizing the management of public records - are examples of the work carried out by the Office of Technology. Senator Morrison has also focused his efforts through P.L. 33-41 on using available technology, such as video security systems, to keep our families safe.
Senator Morrison’s personal history and professional experiences with community programs continue to drive his legislative agenda. Working with his colleagues, Senator Morrison helped to maintain through P.L. 33-62 a viable and continuous funding source to help repair many of Guam’s public recreational facilities, and to support youth and community programs. He also worked hard to provide much-needed sports equipment and supplies – and to expand free internet services at every village community center for the benefit of our youth and families. He’s also helped to connect health, culture and tourism, and education through P.L. 33-10 which established the Cultural and Sports Ambassadors Fund.
In the past several months, Senator Morrison has led efforts through P.L. 33-145 to create the Southern Development Master Plan – a plan that was called for nearly 28 years ago. Ongoing discussions surrounding proposed projects in Agat and Yona speak to the importance of ensuring that the Plan is established.