|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 64A|
|2007 - present|
|January 6, 2015|
|Years in position||7|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 7, 2006|
|Bachelor's||University of Wisconsin|
|Master's||College of Saint Catherine|
|Birthday||March 13, 1960|
|Place of birth||Columbus, Wisconsin|
|Profession||Executive Director, Minnesota Nurses Association|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Scorecards
- 6 Personal
- 7 Recent news
- 8 External links
- 9 References
Murphy earned her B.S. in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh, and M.A. in Organizational Leadership/Healthcare from the College of Saint Catherine. Her professional experience includes working as Executive Director of the Minnesota Nurses Association; Legislative Director to Minnesota Attorney General Hubert Humphrey III; Community Relations Director for the Minnesota Department of Children, Families and Learning; an Organizer/Lobbyist for the Minnesota Nurses Association; and an Operating Room Nurse at the University of Minnesota Hospital.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Murphy served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Rules and Legislative Administration, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Murphy served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Health and Human Services Finance|
|• Health and Human Services Reform|
|• Rules and Legislative Administration|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Murphy served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Healthcare and Human Services Policy and Oversight|
|• Rules and Legislative Administration|
Elections for the office of Minnesota House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 12, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Erin Murphy was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Andrew Brown was unopposed in the Republican primary. Murphy defeated Brown in the general election.
Murphy won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 64A. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Andrew Ojeda (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 64A, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Erin Murphy Incumbent||79%||17,828|
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 64A (2010)|
|Erin Murphy (DFL)||12,223||78.57%|
|Zach Freitag (R)||3,300||21.21%|
Murphy raised $42,322 for her campaign.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 64A (2008)|
|Erin Murphy (DFL)||16,638||77.47%|
|Meg Ferber (R)||4,776||22.23%|
Comprehensive donor information for Murphy is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Murphy raised a total of $165,555 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 14, 2013.
|Erin Murphy's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Minnesota House, District 64A||$36,699|
|2010||Minnesota House, District 64A||$35,903|
|2008||Minnesota House, District 64A||$42,322|
|2006||Minnesota House, District 64A||$50,631|
|Grand Total Raised||$165,555|
2012Murphy won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Murphy raised a total of $36,699.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Erin Murphy's campaign in 2012|
|Minnesota Nurses Association||$500|
|Mah Mah Wi No Min||$500|
|Teamsters Local 120||$500|
|Prairie Island Indian Community||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$36,699|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Murphy received $35,903 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Erin Murphy's campaign in 2010|
|Minnesota Hospital Association||$500|
|Minnesota Chapter Of The American Physical Therapy Association||$500|
|Minnesota Medical Association||$500|
|Minnesota Nurses Association||$400|
|Total Raised in 2010||$35,903|
Listed below is the largest contributor to Erin Murphy's 2008 campaign.
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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from February 25 through May 19.
- Liberty Minnesota: 2014
- Legislators are scored on bills of interest to an organization advocating "limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty."
- NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on pro-choice issues.
In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 8 to May 20.
- Americans for Prosperity Minnesota: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored "on key votes on issues concerning economic freedom, which includes taxes, budgets and spending, health care and more."
- Minnesota Family Council: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.
- Minnesota Majority: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on "a wide range of issues including taxes, government spending, elections, childcare unionization, property rights and energy policy" per "the traditional values position."
- Taxpayers League of Minnesota: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes of interest to an economically conservative organization.
- NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes regarding reproductive issues.
Taxpayers League of Minnesota
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Murphy is married with two children.
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- Office website
- Campaign website
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006
- Erin Murphy on Facebook
- Erin Murphy on Twitter
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Murphy
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "State Canvassing Board Report," August 19, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed July 25, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed June 18, 2012
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "Minnesota State Canvassing Report - State Primary - Tuesday, August 14, 2012," accessed April 23, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2010 Election Results," accessed March 9, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "All Races by Legislative District," accessed April 23, 2014
- Follow the Money's report on Murphy's 2008 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money, "Murphy, Erin," accessed December 14, 2013
- Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
- Liberty Minnesota, "About Us," accessed July 25, 2014
- Americans for Prosperity, "2013 Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
- Minnesota Family Council, "2013 Minnesota Family Council Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
- Minnesota Majority, "Scorecards," accessed July 26, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecards," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2013," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2011," accessed May 15, 2014
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