Biography


Senator Mike Morrell and his wife Joanie

A small business owner for over 25 years, Senator Morrell understands the issues faced by residents and businesses in the Inland Empire. Senator Morrell’s view of government is simple: government exists to serve the public, not to be served by it. The right to private property, the gift of free enterprise, and government by consent are central tenets to our nation and its continued prosperity. Mike is committed to restoring fiscal responsibility and an approach to government that limits government’s power and ranks the citizen above the state.

State Assembly and State Senate

In the State Assembly, Mike served as a member of five standing committees: Labor and Employment (Vice Chair); Budget; Banking and Finance; Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials; and Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy.

In the Senate, Mike currently serves on three standing committees: Public Employment and Retirement (Vice Chair); Energy, Utilities, and Communications (Vice Chair); and Banking and Financial Institutions.

Community Service

Mike has consistently lent his time and talents to the community. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Building Industry Association and the Board of the Rancho Cucamonga YMCA and the Advisory Board for the Gary Anderson School of Business at UC Riverside. He was also a key member of the Inland Empire Economic Partnership and the Legislative Committee for the Citrus Valley Association of Realtors. Mike was a co-founder of the Inland Empire Prayer Breakfast, contributed to Inland Empire leadership for the City of Hope, and acts on the Advisory Board to the Pacific Justice Institute. He is proud to support Hillsdale College through the Parents Board, as well as the Claremont Institute President’s Club.

Prior to his time in public office, Mike was an active member of the California Republican Assembly. He served on the Business Advisory Boards of former State Senator Bill Leonard and former Assemblyman Fred Aguiar, in addition to the Small Business Council of former Assemblyman Bill Emmerson.

Education

Mike graduated from Damien High School in La Verne and earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business at the University of La Verne.


Mike and his family

Personal

Mike began his professional career in the title industry. After breaking company records twice, he began his own business in Upland, serving as president of both Provident Home Loans and Provident Real Estate. He incorporated his business in 1989.

Mike and his family are committed to preserving freedom for the next generation. They place a high priority on ensuring public awareness and understanding of the principles of limited, Constitutional government.

Mike and his wife Joanie have been married for over 38 years and have three adult children.  Kristen is an alumna of the Claremont Graduate School; David is a Yale Law School graduate; and Matthew is a graduate of Hillsdale College.