by Jim Nintzel
Ken Morgan writes to let us know that he wants the Ward 2 City Council seat. He's a Republican, so he's probably from the wrong party for the gig. Our money is on the Cunningham kid we told you about months ago.
Anyway, here's the bio Morgan sent our way:
Ken grew up here in Tucson and is a successful team leader, problem solver and production supply chain manager with more than 25 years of experience with local companies such as Hughes Missile Systems (Raytheon), Burr Brown (Texas Instruments), NP Photonics and Global Solar Energy. Ken has had the privilege and the pleasure of
working personally and learning from notable small business leaders within the community as Tom Brown, Augie Garcia and Sally Garza Fernandez.
At 50, Ken has two grown children and five grandchildren; his daughter works for a local medical Insurance company and his son is a University of Arizona graduate currently attending Stanford University.
Ken has participated with numerous organizations here in Tucson, including the Tucson Urban League and their small business program and volunteering positions with the Salvation Army and Square and Compass Children’s Clinic.
Ken is sometimes known to be called by his friends as “the Arizona son” due primarily to his involvement with solar technologies in which he is an owner and partner in a new local small business venture, DLM Associates LLC, a renewable energy consulting firm.
Ken has served on the City of Tucson’s Small Business Commission and held a position with Tucson’s local APICS organization as Director of Finance and is currently a member of the Pima Community College Technical Advisory Board.
Ken really cares about Tucson and the direction it’s going; Ken would like to help Tucson’s small business community grow and achieve sustainability as we move into the future during a very rough and difficult downturn in economic growth, he enjoys traveling and meeting people in Tucson and surrounding communities, including those on both sides of the border.
Fun Facts: Ken was co-captain and an All City and an All State basketball player at Sunnyside High School in which he helped lead them to the State title game against Pueblo High School in 1977, then went back as a volunteer varsity basketball coach and helped Sunnyside High School win another City Championship in 1986.