Campaign links: Richard Morgan (R-TX-21)
Richard Morgan Congressional Candidate Texas District 21
Biography of Richard Morgan from Richard Morgan for U.S. Congress
Richard Morgan is running for U.S. Congress against Lamar Smith, the sponsor of SOPA and PCIP. As a software engineer who’s spent the last decade building interactive web applications, Morgan has a deep understanding of how computers and the internet work and feels that the technology community needs a voice in Congress before it’s too late.
The internet has been responsible for 15% of U.S. growth in GDP over the last five years, and Congress has been continually proposing legislation that would do irreparable damage to the internet. SOPA would have put an enormous burden on ISP’s as well as web hosting companies, it would have added extreme liability to technology startup companies, and it would have caused high-paying, high-tech jobs to move overseas permanently in search of less regulation.
Morgan believes that the internet has been deregulation’s biggest success story in history and believes the private sector can handle the industry’s challenges better than the government can. In Congress, he will fight to keep the internet a free and open platform. He also supports limited government interference in general and would seek to lower taxes and cut spending. Please refer to the Issues pages to read more about specific stances on other issues.