“ I'm not a politician, I'm an innovator and problem solver. I'm running to bring innovative solutions to improve public education, combat climate change, and expand access to affordable healthcare. I'm running so together we can move District 104 and Florida forward. ”
Morey Wright Jr. is a proven innovator, experienced problem solver, digital technology consultant, and entrepreneur. Born to a single teenage mom, Morey grew up in the Caribbean (Virgin Islands) learning the value of family, hard work, and the need to serve one's community. He immigrated to Broward County seventeen years ago to map out his service-oriented calling as a college student.
After earning his first degree, Morey joined the banking industry in South Florida, where he initiated new systems and practices to help the elderly use online banking. Seeing Seniors struggle led to the creation of his first entrepreneurial endeavor called Netcrossers. Netcrossers taught senior citizens how to access and use the web safely. After Netcrossers, Morey became the CEO of HDfitness, a Weston based company that partnered with former non-violent offenders to develop, test, and launch an innovative fitness product. The product made it to a national infomercial on major television networks, including BET, MTV, and VH1.
Morey's public service began with a fellowship in the U.S. Congress, where he worked in the Democratic Leadership Office. He went on to join an organization of passionate tech innovators that advised Democratic congressional and gubernatorial candidates on digital technology during the 2018 elections. During his tenure, Morey worked as an aide to the Ohio Democratic gubernatorial nominee.
Morey holds an MBA and a master's degree in government from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Florida. He is a millennial and along with his extended family, call District 104 home. Morey has three younger siblings who are graduates of Cypress Bay High School and two nieces who currently attend elementary school in Weston. He loves running, traveling, reading, and spending time with friends and family.
Economy & Jobs
The United States of America became the largest economy in history thanks to the hard work of the middle class and the job creation of small businesses. Morey knows just how to make Florida thrive economically, which is to put the middle class and small business first. He will fight for a living wage, paid family and sick leave, good jobs, workforce development and a fair tax system so that the middle class and small businesses can thrive in our state.
Morey believes that healthcare is a right. Florida is ranked 48th out of all 50 states in access to healthcare. To improve access, we need to expand Medicaid to the 800,000+ Floridians who already qualify. We must protect people with preexisting conditions, ensure that seniors don't lose their Medicare, and make sure women have access to reproductive healthcare.
The security and safety of Floridians is Morey’s number one priority. Florida has been home to some of the most highly publicized gun crimes throughout the last decade, from Trayvon to PULSE to Parkland. It’s time to change Florida’s reputation and implement common-sense gun safety reforms. Morey supports universal background checks, and a ban on assault rifles, high-capacity magazines & bump stocks.
Florida is ranked 40th out of all 50 states in K-12 public education. Therefore, for Florida to compete in the 21st-century knowledge and tech-based economy, we must strengthen our K-12 public education system. The first step towards improving K-12 is to support our teachers with better pay, increase funding for early childhood, technical, STEM and vocational programs. We also need to invest more in higher education and eliminate tuition at community and technical colleges.
Over 100 million tourists visit Florida annually, mostly for our weather and natural resources. To support this industry, we must keep our beaches, waterways, parks, and the Everglades pristine to maintain our economic livelihood. More importantly, we need to protect our environment to maintain life. Scientists predict that a portion of South Florida will be underwater by 2100 due to climate change. We need to transition to renewable energy, increase funding for environmental agencies, ban fracking, and punish corporate polluters.
Morey is pro-choice and believes in equal rights for all. No matter where you come from, where you worship, who you love, the color of your skin, and whether you are rich or poor, everyone deserves equal rights. Morey WILL NEVER support any legislation that disenfranchises or discriminates against any individual.