Glen Morgan – Short Bio

 

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

Inlander – July 21, 2017- Lawyer who Spokane County Dems hired to help them contest a PDC complaint becomes subject of new complaint (article about follow-up PDC complaint filed by Glen against the Spokane County Democratic Central Committee)

The Daily Record (Kittitas County/Ellensburg) – July 19, 2017 – “Washington State Attorney General’s office files complaint on Kittitas County Democrats” (article about AG’s lawsuit against Kittitas County Democrats based on Glen’s original PDC complaint)

The Island’s Sounder – June 29, 2017 – “AGO files campaign finance complaint against San Juan County Democrats”  (article about AG’s lawsuit against San Juan County Democrats based on Glen’s complaint.  Includes response from San Juan County Democrats).

Auburn Reporter – June 27, 2017 – “State demands documents in campaign finance case against Auburn man”  (another article about King County Dem chair Stober and the AG’s efforts to obtain documents)

The Kent Reporter – June 23, 2017 – “State demands documents in campaign finance case against Stober”  (article about complaint Glen filed against King County Democrat chair Bailey Stober and the effort by the AG to obtain documents)

The Longview Daily News – June 17, 2017 – “Teresa Purcell facing new campaign complaint, still fighting older one”  (article about second complaint Glen filed against defeated legislative candidate from the 19th Legislative District)

The Olympian – June 1, 2017 “Meet the man who torments state Democrats over the way they fill out forms” (The Olympian editorial team puts their own spin to a reprint of the Seattle Times article – apparently they just discovered complying with the campaign finance laws requires people to fill out forms)

Seattle Times – May 30, 2017 – First Version of the Seattle Times Article:  “Citizen watchdog peppers Washington State with campaign finance complaints against Dems”  

Seattle Times – May 30, 2017 – Second Version of Seattle Times Article (changed at 2pm):  “Is this guy a Washington State watchdog or partisan annoyance?” (apparently Democrats contacted the Seattle Times and convinced them that the first headline did not portray Glen negatively enough)

Spokesman Review – May 26, 2017 – “Sue Lani Madson:  It’s time to fix Washington’s flawed public disclosure rules” (opinion op-ed written after Sue Lani Madson interviewed Glen)

Spokane Talks Online – Meeting of Minds – May 24, 2017 (in-studio online streaming interview with Sue Lani Madson (Spokesman Review), Bart Hanson (Spokane Democrats) and Glen – discussing the PDC complaint against the Spokane County Democrats, and various campaign finance rules)

Seattle Times – May 17, 2017 – “Political parties should set example with campaign laws, not flout them” (Editorial positive about Glen’s exposing of the truth)

Seattle Times – May 12, 2017 – “Washington AG’s office sues King County Democrats over alleged campaign violations” (Story about AG filing lawsuit based on one of Glen’s notices)

Inlander – May 12, 2017 – “AG lawsuit says Spokane County Dems’ financial reporting problems have lasted years, continue to this day” (good, detailed story about AG lawsuit filed based on Glen’s complaint)

Spokesman Review – May 12, 2017 – “Washington takes Spokane Democrats to court charging campaign reporting violations” (story about AG filing lawsuit based on Glen’s complaint)

Redoubt News – May 12, 2017 – “Citizen Action Snags Multiple Washington Democrats” (Idaho conservative blog site – overview of some of Glen’s complaints exposing campaign finance violations)

Kent Reporter – May 12, 2017 – “King County Democratic Central Committee faces campaign finance complaint” (article about the AG filing a lawsuit based on Glen’s notice to the AG)

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)

Edmonds Beacon – April 21, 2017 – LTE “Strom Peterson complaint ‘frivolous'” (angry LTE about Glen’s complaint filed against Rep. Strom Peterson who was sued by the AG)

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

July 14, 2017 – AGO files campaign finance complaint against Kittitas County Democrats

June 29, 2017 – AGO files campaign finance complaint against San Juan County Democrats

June 23, 2017 – AG’s Office demands documents be disclosed in campaign finance case

June 19, 2017 – AG files campaign finance complaint against Eastside Democratic Dinner Committee

May 12, 2017 – AGO Files Campaign finance complaint against King County Democratic Central Committee

May 12, 2017 – AGO Files Campaign finance complaint against Spokane County Democratic Central Committee, Two Committee Officers

April 10, 2017 – AGO files Campaign Finance Complaints Against State Lawmakers, Former Candidate

March 14, 2017 – Chopp to pay $6469 over Campaign Finance Allegations

March 14, 2017 – AG files Campaign Finance Complaints against Senator Hunt and Thurston County Democrats

February 13, 2017 – EWU Trustee (Jay Manning), Audubon Washington to pay penalties, costs in separate campaign finance cases

December 19, 2016 – AG Files Campaign Finance Complaint against 19th District House Candidate (Theresa Purcell)

December 19, 2016 – AG files Campaign Finance Complaints against Budget and Policy Center, Thurston County Candidate (Jim Cooper)

Voter’s Guide Statements

The following are examples of voter’s guide statements Glen has written:

Feb 2017 – Statement Against City of Lacey’s Transportation Benefit District Tax 

November 2015 – Statement Against City of Olympia’s Metropolitan Park District (Glen organized the Committee)

November 2012 – Statement Against City of Olympia Public Safety Tax Increase