About Richard Morgan

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Richard Morgan is the Chairman of the Texas Young Republican Federation, the only official Republican Party of Texas auxiliary with a primary focus on the 18-40 age demographic. He also serves as Technology Director for the Dallas County Republican Party and occasionally as a guest blogger for Texas GOP Vote.

In addition to his political involvement, Richard is a software engineer specialized in creating interactive web applications using today’s cutting edge JavaScript frameworks including AngularJS, BackboneJS, and ExtJS. As a Zend Certified Engineer with over a decade of backend experience, he brings a full-stack perspective to his role as a front-end engineer. He has consulted for some of the top brands in the county, including two major cloud computing providers and a cloud virtualization provider as well as the world’s largest collectibles auctioneer and the Romney-Ryan 2012 Presidential Campaign. As a result of his work, the performance monitoring service Pingdom reported that Mitt Romney’s website was twice as fast as Barack Obama’s. He is currently consulting for a tech startup that is seeking to lower costs in the healthcare industry.

Prior to joining the Romney-Ryan 2012 campaign, Richard was a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in the TX-21 Republican Primary. Despite being outspent 300-1 by two opponents with nationwide name ID, he received nearly 6,000 votes and the praise of the Austin American-Statesman Editorial Board, which wrote:

“Morgan struck us as a thoughtful, informed young man. He not only spoke eloquently and reasonably about technology issues, but also about immigration and education, among other topics … if his political interests carry beyond this primary and needling Smith on SOPA, he just might be a future candidate to watch.”