2001 ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR
Class of '74
California State Senator, 38th District
Born and reared in Southern California, State Senator Bill Morrow graduated from Ganesha
High School and was elected the Student Body President of his class at Mt. San Antonio
College in 1974. He transferred from Mt. SAC and graduated from UCLA with honors,
and received his Juris Doctorate from the School of Law.
After earning his degree, the Senator was recruited by the U.S. Marine Corps. For eight years, he served with distinction as a commissioned officer and military judge.
First elected to the Assembly in 1992, he was reelected in 1994 and 1996 by an overwhelming majority. He was elected to the State Senate in 1998. After serving his first term in the Assembly, he was named "Legislator of the Year" by the Orange League of Cities.
In 1995, the Pro-Life PAC of Orange County also elected Morrow as its Legislator of the Year." Morrow served as Chairman of the powerful Judiciary Committee while Assembly Republicans held the majority. Recognizing his efforts to effect legal reform, the Orange County Citizens against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA) selected Morrow as its Civil Justice "Legislator of the Year" for 1996. That same year, the California Republican Assembly also named him as "Legislator of the Year."
In addition to his legislative duties, Senator Morrow works hard to improve our communities as a of local organizations such as the Boys & Girls Clubs, Chambers of Commerce, Kiwanis Clubs, YMCA, Laura's House, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).
He has been the keynote speaker at the Veteran's Loyalty Day Celebration in San Clemente for the past four years. Morrow lives in Oceanside with his wife, Barbara, and their son, Will.