A political veteran with more than 20 years experience at the local, state and federal level, Amy is a strong and successful advocate for electing progressive candidates and advancing progressive issues. In 2011, she co-founded Better Georgia, where her experience in the political and nonprofit sectors helped grow the state’s largest and most effective progressive nonprofit.
From sheriff, to district attorney to state legislators, Amy has been instrumental in crafting victories for progressive candidates in tough districts. Amy has lead multiple successful independent expenditure campaigns at the state and local level, including one of first successful IE’s in Georgia for a local official. With Bryan Long, Amy co-led independent expenditure campaigns for Macon District Attorney David Cooke, former Sen. Jason Carter, Valarie Wilson for State School Superintendent, Rep. Bill McGowan, former Rep. Taylor Bennett, Atlanta City Councilman Andre’ Dickens, Rep. Sam Park and Rep. David Dreyer. In 2015, Morton and Long partnered to lead the successful effort to pass a Education Special Local Option Sales Tax in Macon-Bibb County.
Most recently, as a part of the Southern Majority team, Amy consulted for Sen. Jen Jordan as Jordan broke the Republican supermajority in the Georgia State Senate and for Mayor of Atlanta Keisha Lance Bottoms in her 2017 runoff victory.
From 2009-2011, when Amy served as Chair of the Board of Directors of Georgia’s WIN List, the organization set fundraising records and bucked national trends by electing 26 of 28 endorsed women to the Georgia legislature. In 2010, Campaign and Elections Magazine dubbed Amy “the voice of Georgia’s grassroots,” selecting her as one the ten most influential Georgia Democrats, and in 2011, her tireless determination and visionary leadership earned her the Viola Ross Napier Trailblazer Award.
An experienced fundraiser, Amy has raised more than $6 million for progressive candidates and causes. She is a graduate of Mars Hill College, holds a masters degree from Mercer University and is a licensed marriage and family therapist and small business owner in Macon where she lives with her husband, Daryl Morton.