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Employee photo Meet Gloria Morgan.
If you’ve been in the Capitol Campus parking garage and heard a soaring a cappella voice filling the space with a joyful tune, you’ve already been introduced to her. Morgan has been known to arrive for her job as a Legislative Assistant singing one of her favorite songs. “In Psalm 147:7, it says: ‘Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving,’” she said. “I sing because I am happy, and for that reason, I am thankful.” Morgan, who has worked at LRC since 2005, said she came to the agency because of her curiosity about the legislative process and her interest in having a challenging career. She said she particularly enjoys answering citizens’ questions and responding to their requests for assistance. Prior to joining LRC, Morgan was employed by the Kentucky Parole Board. “Some of my responsibilities consisted of traveling with the Parole Board members to various penal institutions in Kentucky for parole board hearings, and I processed paperwork on-site about parole board decisions of inmates,” she said. Outside of work, she likes spending time with her grandchildren, sewing, drawing, and playing softball. “My assertive personality has made me very popular on the ball field – I play to win!” Morgan said. “I have played competitive softball for about 35 years, but last season, I took some time off to seriously think about retiring. … Softball is my passion, but the day will come when I have to stop playing.” There’s no end in sight for Morgan’s singing, though. She sings with her church choir, community choirs, and helps with her church’s children’s choir. Morgan said she began singing during her senior year at Franklin County High School when former teacher JoAnn Jenkins, who is also a former LRC worker, convinced her she could do it. “Mrs. Jenkins blessed me because she believed that I could carry a tune,” Morgan said. “I still believe!”