St. Mary’s County, Commissioner, District 2
Daniel Morris’ election as St. Mary’s County Commissioner is the latest chapter in a lifetime dedicated to public service that began when he joined the Marine Corps after graduating from high school. He served in Vietnam and received the Cross of Gallantry and the Combat Action Ribbon.
After his tour of duty, Morris began his career in law enforcement and criminal justice. In the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Department, he worked in a fugitive unit and in Executive Service. In 1982 he joined the Prince George’s County Police, working Domestic Violence, Homicide, and Sexual Assaults. He became Criminal Investigator for the St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney in 1998.
Concern over the tax structure and a desire to address the needs of seniors and veterans led Morris to run for public office. He hopes to have a permanent positive impact on the quality of life in St. Mary’s County and to see the county become the premier retirement county in Maryland.
Morris and his wife Linda live in Mechanicsville with their dog Gunny. They have two sons who both followed in their father’s footsteps: Sean as a Maryland state trooper, and Kyle, as a recently inducted Marine.
Morris is a weapons and firearms expert who enjoys motorcycling, hunting, and fishing. He is a football fan and will cheer for any team except the Dallas Cowboys. His favorite movie is Forrest Gump. The family enjoys traveling, especially to the Caribbean. Morris hopes to ride his motorcycle across the U.S.