Celia Morgan is a mother, paralegal, UTA student, and a life-long resident of Arlington, Texas. Born at Arlington Memorial Hospital, Celia was raised on the east side of District 5 and attended AISD public schools at Corrine Crow Elementary, Carter Jr. High, and graduated from Arlington High School in 2003. She then went on to earn her Associate’s Degree at Tarrant County College, before transferring to UT Arlington, where she is currently enrolled in the History Pre-Law program.
After working for more than a decade in the food and beverage service industry, Celia shifted her path in service to political and labor organizing, before settling in as a paralegal in the Family Law practice field. In 2004, Celia began working with numerous organizations that focused on elevating young people in the political arena. Since 2015, Celia has served as the President of the Texas Young Democrats, one of the largest youth political organizations in the country, bringing together high school, college, and young professional Texans to create a youth-lead movement on legislative issues and electoral representation. She has worked to engage, educate, and energize young voters around the importance of local elections and legislative action. In her various roles, she has also worked in partnership with a number of allied organizations in labor, women’s rights, and education issues. In the last few years, Celia has focused on building relationships with organizations and allies at both state and national levels, working on existing intersectional issues, and identifying new ways to work together to better our communities.
As a working mother and professional, Celia understands that the best interests of Arlington families are far more important than the special interests that influence the city’s decision making. District 5 is home to a number of college students, young families, and multi-generation families whom all call Arlington home — all of which deserve a voice on the City Council.