Joe Morrissey, who served time in prison for having sex with his 17-year-old secretary (after the girl texted a friend that she had just f*$#ed her boss), and who was disbarred for episodes of unethical, contumacious, or otherwise inappropriate conduct, has won a state senate seat in Virginia. He won by a landslide after defeating the incumbent Democrat in the primary. It makes you wonder what criteria the voters in Virginia use in order to elect their public officials. Morrissey, the 17 year-old-girl, and her mother denied there was any impropriety between the two.
After serving time in prison he came out, and he and the former secretary began a relationship that saw them have two children. They have now married and have three children.
Morrissey is said to have a rotten temper, which he often displayed in court, and that he oftentimes was less than honest. His problems were worse when stressed and under pressure. He will be representing “parts of Richmond, Chesterfield County, Petersburg, Hopewell, Prince George County, and Dinwiddie County.” Good luck with that.
The Daily Wire reported on Morrissey’s nefarious resumé in and outside of government:
Morrissey, now 61, was in his 50’s when he was accused of having sex with his 17-year-old secretary, to whom he is now married. He claimed he did nothing wrong, but pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in 2015 while admitting there was enough evidence to convict him. (This often happens to innocent and guilty defendants alike, they plead to a lesser crime to avoid worse consequences in front of a jury for a larger crime.) The girl and her mother also denied anything untoward was happening between the two, though he was initially indicted on charges of possessing and distributing child pornography (he had, according to prosecutors, a nude photograph of the girl and had sent it to a friend) and the electronic solicitation of a minor.
Morrissey had resigned as a legislator but won it back in a special election. He sailed to victory in a primary for state Senate earlier this year, defeating incumbent state Sen. Rosalyn Dance by 14 points.
Morrissey also ran a failed bid for Richmond mayor in 2016, according to the Daily Wire.
In 2015 Style Weekly interviewed Morrissey, who brought his girlfriend, at the time Myrna Warren, with him. She was pregnant with their second child after having their first child at 19.