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Christine Morse

2022 KCDP endorsement for Michigan State Representative in District 40

Christine Morse for Representative in Michigan District 40

About Christine Morse


State Rep. Christine Morse is serving her first term representing the 61st District of Michigan which encompasses the City of Portage as well as the Townships of Oshtemo, Prairie Ronde, Schoolcraft and Texas Twp. She is a former Kalamazoo County Commissioner, former attorney, cancer survivor and mom of three.

Morse graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Political Science/Pre-law. During her time in Lansing, she interned with Lt. Governor Connie Binsfeld. She continued her education at Wayne State University Law School from which she graduated in 1998. She has practiced law in both Michigan and California.

For eleven years Christine and her family traveled the country and world, while her husband served in the United States Navy. In 2010, Morse and her family settled in Kalamazoo where she has survived breast cancer, raised her children and has been an active community volunteer.

Rep. Morse saw a need for transparent and accessible leadership in her community and ran for Kalamazoo County Commission in 2018. She served on the County Commission from 2018 to 2020. Local governing experience highlighted the need for true representation at the State level, so Rep. Morse ran to be a leader who listens to her community. Rep. Morse is committed to improving our investment in education, ensuring access to healthcare, mandating coverage for those with preexisting conditions, and protecting our water and environment.

Rep. Morse’s Priorities


Rep. Morse voted for the highest level of public education funding with an equal amount per pupil for the first time since Prop A took effect. We must commit to this historic level of funding to public education EVERY YEAR, record revenues or not.


Clean water continues to be a top concern of our District. The reason is obvious: we need clean water to live, and we are not doing enough to protect it.

Our historic investment of federal COVID funding in water infrastructure means we must manage our resources wisely to keep our water and environment healthy for generations to come. 


For decades, the State of Michigan disinvested in public mental health resources, resulting in a crisis level lack of available mental health beds and providers. Now, more than ever, we must provide the resources our communities need to have adequate levels of accessible facilities and providers.