Joseph D. Morrissey
American lawyer, politicianRichmond, Virginia
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Joseph D. MorrisseyAmerican lawyer, politician
Joseph Dee Morrissey (born September 23, 1957) is a Democratic American politician, and disbarred lawyer from Henrico County, Virginia. Morrissey is the Democratic nominee for State Senate in Virginia’s 16th District. Formerly he served as Commonwealth's Attorney of Richmond, Virginia 1989-93 and was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in November 2007. Until December 18, 2014 (and again until March 25, 2015), he represented the 74th district, made up of Charles City County and parts of Henrico and Prince George Counties and the cities of Hopewell and Richmond.He was an unsuccessful Independent nominee for mayor of Richmond in the 2016 election. He finished in third place behind Democratic opponents Levar Stoney and Jack Berry.