Who I Am

My name is Eric Morrison, and I am proud to be the state representative for the 27th District which includes parts of Newark, Bear, and Middletown. I reside in the Glasgow area of Newark.

I am a lifelong Delawarean. I was raised in Bridgeville and graduated from the University of Delaware Honors Program in 1996 as the first person from my family to attend college. I graduated with an English major, a History minor, a concentration in Ethnic & Cultural Studies, and an Advanced Honors Certificate.

I have worked as an educator and helped to lead a small business. For thirteen years, I worked in state health programs including Medicaid and programs for seniors. I also helped implement Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage in Delaware. Today, I work in the human resources field as a technical writer.

Over the years, I have held volunteer, fundraising, and leadership positions in many Delaware nonprofits and organizations like Delaware Pride, the Food Bank of Delaware, AIDS Delaware, and the Rainbow Chorale of Delaware. Before I assumed office in 2020, I worked as a political and social activist including helping to elect Democrat candidates up and down the state.

I am proud of my work in Dover. I have passed and helped to pass multiple pieces of legislation to benefit everyday Delawareans, and helped to stop legislation that would have harmed everyday Delawareans. I serve on five committees: Health & Human Development (vice-chair), Education, Labor, Corrections, and Veterans Affairs. I also sit on the Delaware Nursing Home Residents Quality Assurance Commission.

In Dover, I fight each day for everyday Delawareans including workers, seniors, women, children, veterans, and domestic violence victims. I work hard to pass and support legislation for reform in the areas of education, healthcare, and socioeconomic, racial, environmental, and criminal justice. I do not serve powerful entities that do not have the best interests of everyday Delawareans at heart. Rather, I serve my constituents—all of my constituents—and all everyday Delawareans.

A big part of my job happens not in Dover but here in the 27th District. That includes excellence in constituent services from filling potholes to stopping home foreclosures to helping residents access social safety net programs. It also includes being present in the district at HOA meetings and community events, and organizing charity drives and volunteer nights. Also, I keep constituents informed via regular town halls, e-newsletters, email blasts, letters, and social media posts on several platforms.

Today, the call to public service has never been stronger for me. Rarely in American history have we so desperately needed bold leadership in elected offices at all levels—from city and county councils, to state legislatures, to the national stage. Rarely have we so desperately needed elected officials who stand up courageously for everyday people. Rarely have we so desperately needed not politicians, but public servants.

I look forward to continuing to serve as state representative for Delaware’s wonderful 27th District.