Noblesville resident and business professional Joe Morris today announced his intention to run in the Republican caucus to replace the retiring Senator Luke Kenley in Indiana Senate District 20.
“What a great opportunity for Hamilton County and District 20 to continue a strong tradition of new ideas, continued growth and leadership for the communities of District 20 and the State of Indiana,” Morris said in a press release to Current. “I can’t think of a time better than now to join hands with the residents and leaders of Hamilton County and bring our ideas, professional experience and creativity to the state capitol.
“I have a passion for seeing that our youth develop skills for life, our families succeed in life, our seniors are respected in life, our businesses thrive in life and our communities prosper in fostering this passion,” Morris added. “All play a key part in making a community happy, healthy, safe, respected and attractive for our residents and visitors.”
Beyond his 25 years of professional experience in business, sales, management, consulting, strategic planning, HR compliance administration, he has served on a number of local, state, regional and national boards within and outside the financial services industry. Because of his business experience, he has experience working with the legislature at the state and federal level on issues such as healthcare reform, tax reform, Medicare and Medicaid and small business issues.
“I have a passion for seeing that our youth develop skills for life, our families succeed in life, our seniors are respected in life, our businesses thrive in life and our communities prosper in fostering this passion,” Morris stated. “All play a key part in making a community happy, healthy, safe, respected and attractive for our residents and visitors.”
Morris is lifelong resident of Indiana. He grew up in Washington, Ind., and left the area in 1987 to continue his education as a student-athlete at the University of Indianapolis.
He is a graduate of Purdue Calumet University’s Entrepreneur’s Club program, studied business administration and marketing at the University of Indianapolis, and is a Chartered Benefits Consultant by the National Association of Alternative Benefits Consultants.
After college, he moved to Noblesville to work as a Marketing Rep for Gordon Marketing. In 1996, he relocated to northern Indiana, working in employee benefits.
In 2011, he relocated back to Noblesville and rejoined Gordon Marketing as the national marketing and training director, where he recruits, trains and manages independent financial and insurance advisors in the health, Medicare, Medicaid, VA, life insurance and annuity markets.
A national speaker, Morris travels the country speaking on topics such as business development, marketing strategies, compliance and ethics, Medicare, the Affordable Care Act, tax benefits of health plans and retirement planning.
He volunteers in the local community and throughout Indiana with various organizations and clubs. He is a member of the UIndy Greyhound Club, National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and is a Freemason.
Joe lives in Noblesville with his three teenage daughters Kylie, Katie, both Noblesville High School students, and Kenlee, a Noblesville West Middle School student.