Thank you for taking the time to visit my web page. I have included information about District 84 and the General Assembly that I hope you will find useful. I have also listed my contact information, and I encourage you to contact me with your questions, comments or concerns. It is truly an honor to serve you and the Fort Wayne area, and I assure you that I will do my best to represent you at the Statehouse.
House District 84
Indiana House of Representatives: 2010-Present
House District 84: Allen County, including the city of Fort Wayne and most of St. Joe Township
Address: 200 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Telephone: Statehouse: (800) 382-9841
Occupation: Small Business Owner
Education: B.S., Indiana University
State Representative Robert (Bob) Morris was born in Streator, Illinois, and moved to Fort Wayne in 1976, residing in that area of Allen County now defined as the 84th House District.
Morris attended Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic School, Bishop Dwenger High School and Indiana University.
A graduate of the Indiana University (Bloomington), Rep. Morris has spent the last twelve years founding four entrepreneurial ventures. Representative Morris operates his businesses from the 84th District.
Rep. Morris has a track-record of responsible involvement in the Northeast Indiana Business Community:
Rep. Morris has also been active with the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce and has worked with the Northeast Indiana Corporate Council addressing the issue of “brain-drain” and collaborating with business leaders in re-developing a vibrant economic base for a new generation of young workers.
In addition, Rep. Morris serves on the boards of the Purdue University Extension Service and Northeast Indiana Crime Stoppers.
Rep. Morris demonstrates traditional commitment in his community. He and his family attend, and are active in, Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.
From 2005-2006, Rep. Morris was a state-sworn officer of the New Haven Police Department (Reserves).
Rep. Morris has been married to Erin for 13 years and they have seven children. The family is active in the Arlington Park Neighborhood Association in Northeast Fort Wayne.
House District 84 is located in Allen County and includes most of St. Joseph Township and a portion of Perry Township along with a section of the city of Fort Wayne. To find your House District, click here.
STATEHOUSE (July 2, 2021) – Allen County lawmakers said Hoosiers should be aware of several new state laws effective July 1, including the new state budget and those supporting small businesses, law enforcement and education.
STATEHOUSE (June 7, 2021) – Local students preparing to become teachers are among this year's recipients of the state's Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, according to area lawmakers.
STATEHOUSE (April 17, 2021) – Area legislators recently volunteered at Community Harvest Food Bank to help distribute food items to local families in need.
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 19, 2020) – Hoosiers can vote absentee-in-person at several locations across Allen County until Nov. 2, according to local lawmakers.
STATEHOUSE (Sept. 23, 2020) – Fort Wayne area lawmakers encourage local residents to register to vote or check their registration status before the Oct. 5 deadline using the state's online voter portal at IndianaVoters.com.
STATEHOUSE (Sept. 16, 2020) – Fort Wayne lawmakers encourage local college students and recent graduates looking to gain valuable work experience to apply online for a paid internship with the Indiana House of Representatives at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 19, 2020) – Area legislators said new resources are available to help students succeed, especially as COVID-19 complicates the start of the school year.
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 11, 2020) – Veterans and Indiana companies are connecting through INvet's next-generation website according to Fort Wayne area lawmakers.
STATEHOUSE (July 17, 2020) – According to local legislators, 2020 Census responses are critical to future federal funding in local communities, and Hoosiers should respond now if they have not already done so.
STATEHOUSE (May 29, 2020) – Fort Wayne area lawmakers encourage Hoosiers whose jobs were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to take advantage of tuition-free training grants offered through Indiana's Next Level Jobs program.
STATEHOUSE (May 21, 2020) – Local small businesses and nonprofits can now utilize the state's new online marketplace to request personal protective equipment, according to local lawmakers.
STATEHOUSE (May 11, 2020) – Allen County lawmakers urge Hoosiers to be vigilant in protecting themselves against scams, which are surging during the public health pandemic.
STATEHOUSE (April 21, 2020) – Allen County legislators said assistance for a variety of mental health issues is available for Hoosiers struggling to cope with the overwhelming effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
STATEHOUSE (April 9, 2020) – With Indiana school buildings closed for the academic year, Fort Wayne area legislators said there are several online resources available to help students continue learning at home.
STATEHOUSE (April 7, 2020) – State Rep. Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne) recently welcomed Fort Wayne students to the Statehouse where they served as pages during the 2020 legislative session:
PHOTO CAPTION: (from left) State Reps. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne), Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne), Matt Lehman (R-Berne), Ben Smaltz (R-Auburn), Denny Zent (R-Angola), Dave Heine (R-Fort Wayne) and Dave Abbott (R-Rome City) pair sneakers with their suits to help kick off February as National Cancer Prevention Month on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at the Statehouse.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 28, 2020) – State Rep. Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne) recently honored the Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger cheerleading team and Saints cross country runner Erin Strzelecki at the Statehouse.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 16, 2020) – Area lawmakers are encouraging Hoosier students interested in state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the upcoming 2020 legislative session.
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 22, 2019) – Allen County lawmakers invite local college students and recent graduates to apply for the Indiana House Republican Internship Program, which takes place during the 2020 legislative session at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.
“Indiana’s unborn could have been better protected starting today. While I am disappointed in the court’s decision and believe this is an issue of states’ rights, the remainder of the bill is intact and I am hopeful that the attorney general will vigorously appeal this ruling. In light of this recent action, we now have a greater duty to continue to be the voice for those unable to speak for themselves.”
STATEHOUSE (May 22, 2019) – Aspiring teachers from Allen County were recently selected to receive the Next Generation Hoosier Educator Scholarship, according to local lawmakers.
STATEHOUSE (May 16, 2019) – State Rep. Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse.
STATEHOUSE (March 5, 2019) – State Sen. Liz Brown (R-Fort Wayne) and State Rep. Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne) recently honored the Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger Saints high school football team at the Statehouse.
INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 4, 2019) – The House Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee recently supported State Rep. Bob Morris’ (R-Fort Wayne) legislation to make it easier for those pursuing a career in the plumbing trade.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 19, 2018) – Area lawmakers encourage students who want to learn more about state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2019 legislative session.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 11, 2018) – State Rep. Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne) was recently reappointed to serve as chair of the House Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development Committee.
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 16, 2018) – College students and recent graduates seeking an internship with the Indiana House of Representatives must submit their applications before the Oct. 31 deadline, according to State Rep. Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne).
Note to the Press: Please include the following statements from State Rep. Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne) in your coverage of the passing of Fort Wayne Police Officer David Tinsley:
STATEHOUSE (July 26, 2018) — Indiana House Republicans are now accepting internship applications for the 2019 legislative session, which begins in January, according to area lawmakers.
STATEHOUSE (June 20, 2018) — State Reps. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) and Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne) were recently selected to chair the Interim Study Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance, and the Interim Study Committee on Commerce and Economic Development, respectively.
STATEHOUSE (May 2, 2018) — Many students from Allen County planning to pursue a career in education were selected to receive the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, according to State Reps. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne), Dave Heine (R-New Haven) and Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne).
STATEHOUSE (March 22, 2018) — Artwork by local artists will soon be on display at the Statehouse, according to State Reps. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) and Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne).
STATEHOUSE (March 21, 2018) — State Rep. Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse.
RAISING AWARENESS: (From left to right) State Reps. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne), Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne), Dave Wolkins (R-Warsaw), Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) and Dave Heine (R-New Haven) pair sneakers with their suits on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis to draw attention to National Cancer Prevention Month.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 23, 2018) — The House of Representatives today voted in support of State Rep. Bob Morris’ (R-Fort Wayne) legislation that would prohibit the installation of unsafe used tires.
State Reps. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) and Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne) issued statements regarding the state's denial of an abortion clinic license.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 27, 2017) — Fort Wayne state representatives are encouraging area students to apply to the 2018 Indiana House of Representatives Page Program.
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