Amanda Hickman Murphy

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Amanda Hickman Murphy
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Florida House of Representatives, District 36
Incumbent
In office
November 4, 2013-present
Term ends
November 14, 2016
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedOctober 15, 2013
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sPolitical Science, Florida State University
Personal
ProfessionFinancial Advisor
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Amanda Hickman Murphy is a Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 36. She was first elected to the chamber in a special election on October 15, 2013.[1]

Biography

Murphy earned her B.A. in Political Science from Florida State University. Her professional experience includes working as a Financial Advisor for Raymond James.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hickman Murphy served on the following committees:

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Health & Human Services

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Murphy's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

An Independent Voice for Pasco County

  • Excerpt: "She will stand up against the special interests in Tallahassee, and fight for you: to invest in education, to lower property insurance rates, and eliminate the gimmicks power companies use to charge higher utility rates."

Education

  • Excerpt: "Making sure that all our children receive the education they need to compete in the new global economy has been and will continue to be one of Amanda Murphy's top priorities as your State Representative."

Expanding Access to Health Care

  • Excerpt: "Her plan would have used the free market and Federally available funds to provide access to Florida's quality doctors that our working families desperately need, but can't afford. Not only would the insurance program help working Floridians get proper medical attention, but it would also add new, quality jobs to our county."

Property Insurance

  • Excerpt: "As your state representative, I'll fight to ensure you can afford the protection you and your family deserve."

Repealing Duke's Nuclear Utility Tax

  • Excerpt: "She will continue to push for policy reform that will prevent utility companies from unfairly charging their customers and that will have any fees unfairly collected returned."

Elections

2014

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Florida House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 26, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 20, 2014. Incumbent Amanda Hickman Murphy was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Chris Gregg defeated James Mathieu in the Republican primary. Murphy defeated Gregg in the general election.[4][5]

Florida House of Representatives, District 36 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChris Gregg 58.5% 3,720
James Mathieu 41.5% 2,636
Total Votes 6,356

2013

See also: Florida state legislative special elections, 2013

Murphy won election in the 2013 election for Florida House of Representatives District 36. The seat was vacant following Mike Fasano's (R) appointment as Pasco County Tax Collector on August 15, 2013. Murphy was unopposed in the September 17 Democratic primary and defeated Bill Gunter (R) in the special election, which took place on October 15, 2013.[6][7][8][9]

Florida House of Representatives, District 36, Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAmanda Murphy 50.9% 9,615
     Republican Bill Gunter 49.1% 9,293
Total Votes 18,908

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 3 through May 5.[10]

Legislators are scored on their stances on "Economic Freedom issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills listed under the FCoC's "Florida's Business Agenda."[11]
Legislators are scored on their stances on "long term care issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to public safety and law enforcement officials.
Legislators are scored on their stances on marijuana.
Legislators are scored on a group of bills that LFN selects as a "cross-section of legislation."

2013

In 2013, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 5 through May 3.[12]

Legislators are scored on their stances on civil liberty issues.
Legislators are scored on their stances on "Economic Freedom issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills listed under the FCoC's "Florida's Business Agenda."[13]
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to public safety and law enforcement officials.
Legislators are scored on their stance on fracking.

Personal

Murphy has a husband, Matt.[2]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mike Fasano
Florida House of Representatives District 36
October 15, 2013–present
Succeeded by
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