Glen is currently the Executive Director of the Citizens Alliance for Property Rights. Glen Morgan was the Grassroots Director and the Property Rights Director at the Freedom Foundation from 2011 until January 2015. He enjoys creating videos documenting Big Government’s abuses of citizens – particularly on property rights issues.
He is a frequent writer and speaker on property rights, the environmental movement, Big Government, and the importance of citizen activism. In 2014, Bill Whittle called Glen, “The ascended high master of political messaging.” Glen doesn’t consider himself a high master of anything, but he enjoys exploring policy issues in local government and exposing government corruption and incompetence which impacts all of us.
In 2015, Glen was honored with the annual Rodney & Laurel McFarland Award presented by the Citizens Alliance for Property Rights (CAPR) “for exemplary performance in preserving and protecting property rights for the year 2014.”
Glen’s articles have been reproduced in publications ranging from the Heritage Insider to local blog sites. He has also appeared on King5 News, KOMO News, Fox News (Q13), KUOW (NPR), The David Boze show, Todd Herman (Seattle -AM 770)and a variety of other television and radio programs. He frequently testifies on property rights issues at local government hearings and at the Washington State Legislature. Glen is also known for writing opposition statements in the official voter’s guide for voter-approved tax increases. In recent times Glen has also been involved in attempting to address campaign finance reforms to make the process easier and simpler for beginners to be involved in the process.
Glen is also an investigative citizen journalist who frequently meets with anonymous whistleblowers from various state agencies, local governments, and political parties who want to expose wrongdoing where they work.
As a former elected School Director in the Rochester School District from 2011 to 2015, Glen has also been involved in his local community. He is also a current board member of the Thurston County Farm Bureau, and has served on the State Policy Board for the Washington State Farm Bureau. Glen was a candidate for the Thurston County Assessor’s office in 2010, when he received 48% of the vote. Glen was the Project Manager for Stop Taking Our Property (S.T.O.P.) Thurston County, a Freedom Foundation project, and he is always engaged in various policy and advocacy issues throughout Washington State.
As a fifth generation Washingtonian, Glen’s roots run deep in Washington State. His great-great grandmother helped start the Pike Place Market, where multiple generations sold flowers in Seattle for many years. His great-Uncle Ed Dalby installed the first power-generating waterwheel in Union, WA in the early 1920s. Glen’s father helped found the City of Newcastle, and his father served as a City Councilman in that city for years. After graduating from college with a BA in political science from Columbia College in New York City, Glen returned home and worked for small start-up companies and local manufacturing businesses. He currently lives on a small tree farm in Thurston County with his wife and their four children.
More Random Background about Glen Morgan
Fox News – April 25, 2017 – “Gophers vs. landowners: In Washington property rights battle, furry rodents win” (another update on the endless pocket gopher scam. Glen was quoted in this article, but didn’t make the video cut)
Inlander – April 17, 2017 -“Unreported poll previewed a Condon vs. Stuckart mayoral battle that never was” (Another article from Spokane partly about a second complaint filed by Glen)
Federal Way Mirror – April 14, 2017 – “Flygare and Political Strategy” (article about Glen’s complaint against local candidate(Flygare) and that candidates poor response)
Inlander – April 14, 2017 – “Drumheller No! When Spokane County Dems used scholarship money to pay for operations, some members were furious” (An article about a scandal exposed by Glen’s PDC complaint against Spokane County Dems)
Inlander – April 13, 2017 – “Dems in Disarray” (An article about PDC complaint filed by Glen on Spokane County Democrats)
Edmonds Beacon -April 12, 2017 – “Strom Peterson admits to disclosure violations” (Another article about Glen’s PDC work)
KUOW – April 11, 2017 –“Here’s what Tea Party training looks like in Washington State” (this article makes Glen look way more important than he is, but it shows a typical activism training session)
B-Town Blog – April 8, 2017 – “Conservative whistleblower has filed 40 public disclosure cases, including against Berkowitz” (local blogger angry about Glen)
Federal Way Mirror – April 7, 2017 – “Public Disclosure Commission investigating Council Candidate” (Federal Way Council candidate Roger Flygar wants to sue Glen for libel when Glen reported him to the PDC for failure to file campaign disclosure documents – this was the printed paper edition) and this was the live link posted a few days later: “Public Disclosure Commission investigating Council Candidate”
Tacoma News Tribune Editorial – March 18, 2017 – “Stop the PDC from becoming the Petty Complaint Department” (mainly focused on attacking Glen Morgan – note, major changes made after multiple factual errors were pointed out to the editors)
Tacoma News Tribune Guest Editorial – March 24, 2017 – “Washington PDC needs fixing: Don’t blame the messenger” (to their credit, the TNT let Glen post a response to their editorial)
The Columbian Editorial – March 23, 2017 – “In our view: Sunshine worth the Price” (surprisingly, the Columbian wrote a positive editorial about Glen’s PDC complaints – particularly impressive considering this video and this article Glen produced which were pretty critical of the Columbian)
The Olympian Editorial – March 16, 2017 – “Speaker Chopp earned his fine” (a rare positive editorial from the Olympian about Glen’s PDC work – particularly since Glen has been repeatedly critical about the Olympian as well)
Spokesman Review – March 17, 2017 – “Western Washington political activist alleges campaign finance violations by Spokane Democrats” (article about complaint Glen filed exposing very significant PDC violations by Spokane County Democrats)
Seattle Times – March 15, 2017 – “Frank Chopp pays $1700 fine over campaign-finance violations” (another spin on Glen’s complaint against Speaker Chopp)
Seattle PI – March 14, 2017 – “Speaker Chopp will pay $6,469 in penalties for campaign reporting violations” (article about complaint filed by Glen against Speaker Chopp)
Tacoma News Tribune – “House Speaker hit with campaign finance complaint in growing tug of war” (first traditional media report on the Speaker Chopp complaint – same article reprinted in Olympian and Bellingham Herald)
The Olympian – January 26, 2017 – “Case against Glen Morgan over controversial campaign robocalls will proceed” (This was an article about the lawsuit funded by racist hate cult leader JZ Knight and coordinated with Thurston County Democrats against Glen for making robocalls exposing the truth about Thurston County political candidates)
The Olympian – January 23, 2017 – “Glen Morgan resigns from Rochester School Board, leaving vacancy” (very funny that this merited a newspaper article)
The Olympian – December 22, 2016 – “‘Everybody is in violation of the PDC,’ says activist as attorney general files complaints” (First article about AG investigating Jim Cooper based on Glen’s complaints)
The Olympian – November 7, 2016 – “Last week, it was a death threat. This week, he’s getting sued for election robocalls” (It was a busy election season for Glen)
KOMO News – November 3, 2016 – “Thurston County Race Includes Death Threat and Criminal Investigation” (KOMO news did a short video on the death threat against Glen Morgan by Democrat official)
The Olympian – November 2, 2016 – “Man investigated for death threat tells deputy he was ‘fed up’ after robocall” (article about Democrat PCO who threatened to kill Glen)
Tacoma News Tribune – November 16, 2014 – “Tax-exempt status of Olympia-based think tank under challenge by channeler JZ Knight” (article that references the losing effort by JZ Knight to attack Glen for daring to expose the truth about her weird racist speeches while she claims to channel the homicidal 35,000 year old Lemurian spirit warrior named “Ramtha” and donate large sums of money to local politicians and the Thurston County Democrat Party)
Voice of the Valley – November 14, 2016 (Maple Valley) – “On Site Septic Systems” (article referencing Glen speaking about the proposed King County Septic Tax)
KUOW – August 2, 2016 “Democrats take $50k gift from warrior spirit ‘Ramtha’ – despite anti-Mexican slurs” (local NPR affiliate interviews Glen as JZ Knight/Ramtha continues to fund Thurston County Democratic Party)
The Insider – Winter 2014 “Using Innovative Activism to change the local political culture” (article written by Glen for one of the Heritage Foundation’s newsletters)
Bill Whittle – September 14, 2014 – “Tie-Dyed Tyranny” (Bill Whittle produced a video with a nice call out to Glen)
Foxnews – July 14, 2013 – “Military spending millions to protect gophers, while workers go on furlough” (Fox News interviews Glen about the gopher wars in Thurston County)
South Sound Greenpages – February 20, 2013 – “Struggles over Species Conservation” (Enviro paper interviews Glen about pocket gopher controversy)
The Olympian – March 7, 2011 – “Property owners get ready to fight” (one of the first articles written about Glen’s property rights activism)
OlyBlog – January 30, 2011 – “For two years the Thurston County Commission has chosen Junk Science over Citizen Input” (an early Olympia blog article quoting from Glen at a public hearing before he started Stop Taking Our Property (S.T.O.P.) Thurston County)
State Attorney General Press Releases Initiated by Glen
Voter’s Guide Statements
The following are examples of voter’s guide statements Glen has written:
November 2015 – Statement Against City of Olympia’s Metropolitan Park District (Glen organized the Committee)