LA Senator Dan “Blade” Morrish Elected to Serve as NCOIL Vice President

For Immediate Release
July 12, 2018
Contact: Paul Penna
(732) 201-4133

Replaces VT Rep. Bill Botzow

Manasquan, NJ – The NCOIL Executive Committee met this morning at a Special Executive Committee Meeting during the Welcome Breakfast at the 2018 Summer Meeting in Salt Lake City and elected Louisiana Senator Dan “Blade” Morrish to fill the remaining term as Vice President.

“I am honored and humbled to have been chosen to serve as Vice President” said Morrish. “NCOIL is a valuable organization that I have participated with for many years as a legislator. As we begin NCOIL’s 50th anniversary, I look forward to serving and sharing the great works of this organization.”

The position became vacant when VT Rep. Bill Botzow decided not to seek another term in the VT legislature and resigned as NCOIL Vice President.

“When Bill Botzow told me of his decision to leave the legislature and NCOIL, and I reflected on the need for immediate succession planning, Blade Morrish is the person that came to mind,” said AR Sen. Jason Rapert, NCOIL President. “Blade has been an NCOIL leader who for years, has chaired a number of our committees, and is universally respected in the organization,” Rapert continued. “He has my full confidence and the support of our officer team.”

“Sen. Morrish is exactly the type of leader NCOIL needs in our officer ranks at this point in our history” said Commissioner Tom Considine, NCOIL CEO. “He is forward looking, pragmatic & bipartisan, and intends to grow the organization. I welcome him and am excited to work together.”

Morrish’s biography can be viewed here –


NCOIL is a legislative organization comprised principally of legislators serving on state insurance and financial institutions
committees around the nation. NCOIL writes Model Laws in insurance and financial services, works to both preserve the
state jurisdiction over insurance as established by the McCarran-Ferguson Act seventy years ago and to serve as an
educational forum for public policy makers and interested parties. Founded in 1969, NCOIL works to assert the
prerogative of legislators in making state policy when it comes to insurance and educate state legislators on current and
perennial insurance issues