Delegate Joseph D. Morrissey was sworn into the Virginia House of Delegates in Januray, 2008. He represents the 74th District of Virginia which includes Charles City County, Henrico County, the City of Hopewell, the City of Richmond, and Prince George County. He serves on both the Education Committee as well as the Health Welfare & Institutions Committee.
Delegate Morrissey is a 1979 graduate of University of Virginia, where he majored in economics and minored in chemistry. He received his law degree in 1982 from Georgetown University and a Masters-in-Laws degree in 2003 from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, where he was a visiting lecturer. Delegate Morrissey taught law school for five years in both Ireland and Australia. He is a former high school government teacher and wrestling coach. Delegate Morrissey is a former Commonwealth’s Attorney of Richmond (1989-1993).
He currently lives in Highland Springs and is a member of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond, Virginia. His community activities includes the Varina Lions Club, the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club, and the Special Olympics of Virginia. During his spare time, Delegate Morrissey enjoys various outdoor activities including: boating, water skiing, running, horseback riding, and cycling.