Dana Murphy

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Dana Murphy
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Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
Years in position 7
Oklahoma Corporation Commission Chair
January 3, 2011 - July 31, 2012
Base salary$107,669
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next general2016
Campaign $$2,126,918
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sOklahoma State University
J.D.Oklahoma City University School of Law
Place of birthWoodward, Oklahoma
ProfessionGeologist and Attorney
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Campaign website
Dana Murphy is the current chair of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. She was first elected to a partial, two-year term on the commission on November 4, 2008. In 2010 she was elected to a full, six-year term.[1]


Prior to obtaining her law degree, Murphy worked as a geologist for 10 years. Afterwards she served for nearly 6 years as an administrative law judge at the OCC. She owned and operated a private law firm focused on oil and gas title, regulatory practice and transactional work.[1]


  • J.D., Oklahoma City University School of Law
  • B.S., Geology, Oklahoma State University
  • Attended, Central State University

Political career

Oklahoma Corporation Commission (2008-present)

Murphy has served as a member of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission since 2008. She served as the commission's chair from January 3, 2011 to July 31, 2012.[1]



Murphy won re-election in the July 27, 2010 Republican primary, defeating Tod Yeager.[2]

Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner, Republican Primary, 2010
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDana Murphy Incumbent 69.2% 158,779
Tod Yeager 30.8% 70,651
Total Votes 229,430
Election Results via Oklahoma Secretary of State.


On November 4, 2008, Dana Murphy won election to the office of Oklahoma Corporation Commission (Short term). She defeated Jim Roth in the general election.

Oklahoma Corporation Commission (Short term), 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDana Murphy 52.3% 738,671
     Democratic Jim Roth 47.7% 674,905
Total Votes 1,413,576
Election Results Via: Oklahoma State Board of Elections

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Murphy is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Murphy raised a total of $2,126,918 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 13, 2013.[3]

Dana Murphy's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 OK Corporation Commissioner Not up for election $367,649
2010 OK Corporation Commissioner Won $601,244
2008 OK Corporation Commissioner Won $752,906
2002 OK Corporation Commissioner Defeated $405,119
Grand Total Raised $2,126,918


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