Proven leader, integrity and service
Dave is an active member in the Calhoun County community. As a veteran and local elected official, Dave is committed to putting people over politics and working in a bipartisan effort to be an advocate for our community as our next State Representative.
Deep Calhoun County Roots
Dave’s family has been a part of our community going back into the 1800’s. His great grandfather Benjamin Morgan was the Bedford Township Supervisor in the late 1800’s as well as one of the largest farmers in Calhoun County. Morgan Road was named in his honor which leads from Bedford Charter Township, to Pennfield Charter Township where Dave is the current Township Supervisor. Dave attended and graduated from Pennfield High School in 1982.
Service to our Community, State, and Country
Dave has spent his entire life serving our community, state, and country. For 11 years Dave was honored to serve in the United States Air Force, United States Air Force Reserves, and Michigan Air National Gourd. A veteran of Desert Storm, Dave has continued to be a non-stop advocate for our veterans, current members of our armed forces, and the families of these heroes. Dave’s father Frank Morgan and Grandfather Dr. Paul Morgan proudly served their country as well in the United States Air Force. Dave continues his service in our community as Director of the Annual Calhoun County Armed Forces Appreciation Day Event, as well as serving as the Director of the Calhoun County Red White Blue Foundation.
Dave is in his 4th year as the Pennfield Charter Township Supervisor. During this time his focus has been on rebuilding the township’s infrastructure, debt reduction, and bringing as many outside resources back to Pennfield Charter Township as possible. Under Dave’s leadership Pennfield has been one of the leading recipients of federal road project dollars in the county, for the first time in the townships history was able to secure two large grants from the Fire Keepers Casino, and because of growth within the township the millage rate has been lowered 3 years in a row to the tax payers of Pennfield.
Dave currently serves on the Battle Creek Area Transportation Study (BCATS) Policy Board, both Pennfield Charter Township and City of Battle Creek Wellhead Protection teams, and twice has been elected by his peers as Chairman of the Area Metropolitan Services Agency Board which includes the City of Battle Creek, City of Springfield, Bedford Charter Township, Convis Township, Emmett Charter Township, Leroy Township, Newton Township, Pennfield Charter Township as well as Calhoun County. In 2018, Dave graduated from Michigan Townships Association’s (MTA) intensive Township Governance Academy.
Dave has always been very active in our community. As a coach, he had an impact on 100’s of our youth in baseball and basketball. Coaching over 30 youth teams in summer sports, as well as coaching Basketball at Pennfield, St. Phil, Harper Creek, Battle Creek Schools, and Varsity Baseball at Bellevue High School where the Broncos won the schools first district title in the school’s history. Dave went on to become the head baseball coach at Kalamazoo Valley Community College for 5 seasons where 3 seasons in a row they received a top 25 in the nation ranking. Dave officiated High School and College Baseball and Basketball for 25 years before ending his long career in amateur sports. In 2014 Dave was honored to be inducted onto the Battle Creek Amateur Sports Wall of Fame.
Dave is a member of many community service organizations including the Pennfield Lions Club, Lakeview-Urbandale Kiwanis Club, Battle Creek NAACP, and American Legion Post 298. He also serves on the Bronson Hospital Patient and Family Advisory Council.
Dave has held many titles in our community, but he will tell you by far the most important one to him is dad. His daughter Jayden will be entering her freshman year at Lakeview High School. Dave’s entire life of service has been about bringing people together as a team. Working together to move our communities forward, with long term fiscally responsible planning and opportunities, is what Dave will do. And as YOUR State Representative he will fight to bring the much-needed resources back to our district and communities.