A candidate for Coeur d'Alene City Council, seat 5, City of Coeur d'Alene in the 2019 Idaho General Election, Nov. 5
Party: No party
City: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Occupation: Heating and air conditioning technician, cofounder of nonprofit Lake City Bicycle Collective
His words: "I spent a lot of time talking to folks who are income-constrained, and they tell me a lot they feel like they don’t have a voice at City Hall. After a guy hears that a couple hundred times, you think, 'Maybe I could be that voice.'"
His pitch: A lifelong North Idaho resident, Morgan said he's running to increase representation on the Coeur d'Alene City Council. People who live on fixed incomes and have lived in the area their whole lives should be part of the conversation, not just those interested in growth and development for investment's sake, he said. Morgan said he would leverage his time as a technician, meeting with residents in their homes, and as a board member of a local nonprofit to bring a listener's ear to the council, particularly on issues surrounding the affordability of living in the Lake City.
Education: Graduated from Lakeland High School in 1986. Some coursework at North Idaho College in Coeur d'Alene. On-the-job training and certification for HVAC repair.
Political experience: First run for public office.
Work experience: Longtime heating and air conditioning repair technician. Helped found Lake City Bicycle Collective, a nonprofit providing low-cost, repaired bikes to low-income residents.
Family: Married to Jamie Morgan. Three children.
Neighborhood: Just north of the East Sherman area.
The incumbent said he wants to see several development projects through to completion, while the challengers argue the six-member panel is not representing the entirety of Coeur d’Alene on major issues nor involving them enough in the policy-making process.