STATE SENATOR DAN W. "BLADE" MORRISH
District 25 State Senator Dan W. "Blade" Morrish is serving his second
term in the State Senate. The Jennings Republican was elected to the House of
Representative in 1996 and re-elected without opposition in 2000, 2004 and 2011.
Senator Morrish is a graduate of Jennings High School and McNeese
State University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in Agriculture. His work
experience has included marine underwriting with The Insurance Company of North
America, sales and operations management with Browning-Ferris Industries, sales
manager for 3 Star Sand, Blast & Paint, and owner-operator of Capitol City
Hardware & Implement Company of Jennings for 25 years. He is currently employed
by the Lake Charles Pilots as Business Manager.
Morrish is married to the former Kathy Vidrine of Lake Charles. The
Morrish’s are the parents of two children, Erin Morrish Boudreaux and Chris
Morrish, and four beautiful grandchildren. They are members of Our Lady Help of
Christians Catholic Church, where he served three terms on the parish council
and is actively involved with Our Lady of the Oaks Retreat House having served
on the lay advisory board and as a retreat captain. He is a member of the
Jennings Rotary Club, a member, past board member and past president of the
Greater Jennings Chamber of Commerce, a past board member and past president of
the Jennings Merchants Credit Bureau and holds membership in various trade
As a state legislator, Senator Morrish is the Chairman of the Senate
Insurance Committee and is a member of the Senate Environmental Quality and
Natural Resources Committees. He is also an interim member of the Senate Finance
Committee. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Select Committee on
Hurricane Recovery and on the Board of Directors of Louisiana Citizens Property
and Casualty Corporate and the Board of Directors of Professional Insurance
Association of Louisiana. He is a member of the Coastal Restoration Flood
Control Committee, the Governor's Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection,
Restoration and Conservation, the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority,
the Legislative Rural Caucus, and the Acadiana Delegation.
District 25 includes all of Jefferson Davis and Cameron Parishes,
parts of Acadia Parish and the Southeast part of Calcasieu Parish.