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Morris not ruling out public office

[ 0 ] May 4, 2013 |

Governor Morris?

James Morris, who earlier this week was recognized with the Third House Scholar Award for 2013-14 by the UI Department of Political Science, said a future in politics isn’t for sure.

“I’m not sure I want to work within a government or a bureaucracy,” Morris said Saturday after Camp Courageous Day at Kinnick Stadium. “That’s where I’m at right now, but I’m trying to keep all my options open.”

The Third House group is an association of Statehouse lobbyists in Des Moines. Morris was one of more than 20 student recognized and downplayed the award.

“I was one of 20. I’m not a Rhodes scholar or anything like that,” Morris said. “But it’s kind of nice to be recognized for other things than being a student-athlete. It’s not a huge deal.”

Morris is majoring in political science and pre-law and is thinking about going to law school. That is the career track for someone interested in public office down the road.

“A lot of things have to happen before that’s an option,” Morris said.

Morris did say he finds the subject matter very interesting and would like to help people.

If he decides to run, he can count on one vote, at least.

“He’s got my vote,” junior linebacker Anthony Hitchens said. “He’s very smart and takes his academics very seriously.

“That shows up on the field, too.”

CONSTRUCTION BEGINS: Work already was underway Saturday on the new video board and sound system.

Part of Evasheski Drive had construction cones up. Video boards are expected to be added to the north end zone along with a ribbon display.

The total project costs $4.5 million and is expected to be ready for the upcoming season. Iowa opens the 2013 season Aug. 31 against Northern Illinois in Kinnick Stadium.

Category: Iowa Hawkeyes Football

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