Mike Morrissey is Senior Advisor to Governor Rick Perry, a position held since June 2008. In this role, he focuses on implementing the Governors priorities. He also serves as the Governors Stimulus legislation point of contact to the federal government. He advises the Governor on all aspects of government operations, including policy matters of fiscal responsibility and efforts to make government more effective and transparent. Mr. Morrissey previously served as Director of the Budget, Planning, and Policy Division in the Governors office, where he was responsible for development, implementation, and long-range planning of the states $168 billion budget and policy initiatives. From 1994-2001, Mr. Morrissey served as Director of Fiscal Policy for former Lieutenant Governor Bill Ratliff, as Budget Director for former Lieutenant Governor Rick Perry, and as Budget Director and Special Assistant to former Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock. He also worked as legal counsel/budget examiner at the Legislative Budget Board from 1986 to 1994. Mr. Morrissey holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from the University of Oklahoma and a law degree from the University of Arkansas. He is licensed to practice law in Texas. He is a graduate of the Governors Executive Development Program and in 2004 was named the Texas State Employees Association Administrator of the Year.
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