Lee Morris received his BA in accounting from Duke University, and practiced as a Certified Public Accountant. Morris then received a Juris Doctor in law at Emory University, where he was Managing Editor of the Emory Law Journal . Morris was elected to District 3 of Fulton County Board of Commissioners in 2014 . He is also a member of the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council .
Lee served on the District 7 seat on the Atlanta City Council from 1993 to 2001, during which he chaired the Utilities and Finance Committees. He has also previously been a CFO and General Counsel for an Atlanta-based architectural engineering firm. He has served as the chairman of the Regional Leadership Forum and the Buckhead Neighborhood Alliance. He was on the boards of nonprofits such as Atlanta Metro Group, Brookwood Alliance, Piedmont Park Conservancy, Atlanta Downtown Improvement District, Buckhead Community Improvement District, and Midtown Alliance. Lee is currently on the Commission on the Audit Committee, the Defined Benefit Pension Board and the Defined Contribution Board .
Morris recently funded $75 million in order to address the criminal and civil cases that have accumulated during the pandemic .
Morris does not believe in increasing taxes. He believes in the Homestead Exemptions, which allows tax exemptions to certain homeowners. During his term, he implemented a “floating” homestead exemption, which is available to homeowners 62 or older with gross household incomes of $30,000 or less .
Morris supports Fulton County’s Sustainability Plan, which was adopted in 2019. It includes climate change mitigation, social equity, public transit and County infrastructure .
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