Jack Murphy

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Jack Murphy
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Georgia State Senate District 27
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Georgia House of Representatives
2002 - 2006
Personal
BirthdayJune 9, 1941
ProfessionPresident/Chief Executive Officer, private real estate investment firm
ReligionEpiscopal
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jack Murphy (b. June 9, 1941) is a Republican member of the Georgia State Senate, representing District 27. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Murphy served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 2002 to 2006.

Biography

Murphy's professional experience includes working as Founding President/CEO of Radar Exterminating Company, District Manager/Vice-President of the Central Region for Orkin, and President/CEO of a private investment firm of rental properties. He served in the United States Air Force.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Regulated Industries and Utilities, Chair
Appropriations
Public Safety
Rules

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Murphy served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Murphy served on the following committees:

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Jack Murphy endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Elections

2014

See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Georgia State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014; a runoff election will take place where necessary on July 22, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent Jack S. Murphy and Michael E. Williams advanced past John T. "Jack" Schiff and Lauren W. McDonald III in the Republican primary. Murphy faces Williams in a runoff election on July 22, 2014. The winner will be unchallenged in the general election. Schiff filed to run but did not appear on the official primary returns.[2][3]

Georgia State Senate, District 27 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJack S. Murphy Incumbent 37.4% 6,979
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael E. Williams 34.4% 6,403
Lauren W. McDonald III 28.2% 5,255
Total Votes 18,637

2012

See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2012

Murphy ran in the 2012 election for Georgia State Senate District 27. Murphy defeated Steve Voshall in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. No Democratic candidate filed to run for this seat. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5] Murphy ran unopposed in the general election.[6]

Georgia State Senate, District 27, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJack Murphy Incumbent 100% 69,154
Total Votes 69,154
Georgia State Senate, District 27 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJack Murphy Incumbent 50.2% 13,290
Steve Voshall 49.8% 13,177
Total Votes 26,467

2010

See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2010

Murphy won re-election to the 7th District seat in 2010. Murphy was unopposed in the November 2, 2010 election.[7]

Georgia State Senate, District 27
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jack Murphy (R) 70,429 100.0%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Murphy won re-election to the Georgia Senate from Georgia's 27th Senate district. Murphy ran unopposed in the general election, and he received 95,120 votes.[8] Murphy raised $78,795 for his campaign.[9]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Murphy is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Murphy raised a total of $560,243 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 22, 2013.[10]

Jack Murphy's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State Senate, District 27 Won $155,636
2010 Georgia State Senate, District 27 Won $55,142
2008 Georgia State Senate, District 27 Won $78,795
2006 Georgia State Senate, District 27 Won $192,276
2004 Georgia State House, District 23 Won $55,294
2002 Georgia State House, District 14 Won $23,100
Grand Total Raised $560,243

2012

Murphy won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Murphy raised a total of $155,636.
Georgia State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jack Murphy's campaign in 2012
Georgia Credit Union League$3,000
Georgia Bankers Association$2,596
Georgia Independent Automobile Dealers Association$2,560
Cowsert for Senate$2,500
Select Management Resources$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$155,636
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Murphy won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Murphy raised a total of $55,142.

2008

Murphy won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Murphy raised a total of $78,795.

2006

Murphy won election to the Georgia State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Murphy raised a total of $192,276.

2004

Murphy won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Murphy raised a total of $55,294.

2002

Murphy won election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Murphy raised a total of $23,100.

Personal

Murphy and his wife, Wendy, have six children.

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Preceded by
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Georgia State Senate - District 27
2007–present
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