James Murphy

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James Murphy
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Massachusetts House of Representatives, Fourth Norfolk
Incumbent
In office
2001 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$60,032.60/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sMerrimack College
J.D.Suffolk University Law School
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
James Murphy is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Fourth Norfolk district. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000.

Murphy has been a member of the Weymouth Democratic Town Committee.

Biography

Murphy's professional experience includes working as Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney from 1999 to 2001, and Massachusetts Appeals Court Attorney/Judicial Clerk from 1998 to 1999.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Election Laws Joint, Chair

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:

Elections

2014

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Massachusetts House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on September 9, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent James Murphy is unopposed in the Democratic primary. Andrea Farretta is unopposed in the Republican primary.

2012

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012

Murphy won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives Fourth Norfolk District. Murphy was unopposed in the September 6 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Fourth Norfolk District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames Murphy Incumbent 80.9% 15,822
     Constitution Robert Thomas 19.1% 3,728
Total Votes 19,550

2010

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2010

Murphy won re-election to the Fourth Norfolk seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Douglas Ness (R) and Robert Montgomery Thomas (I) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Massachusetts House of Representatives General Election, Fourth Norfolk District (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James Murphy (D) 8,862
Douglas Ness (R) 4,498
Robert Montgomery Thomas (I) 909

2008

On November 4, 2008, Murphy won re-election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, Fourth Norfolk, defeating opponent Thomas Robert Montgomery (R).[5]

Murphy raised $40,134 for his campaign, while Montgomery raised $0.[6]

Massachusetts State House of Representatives, Fourth Norfolk (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James Murphy (D) 13,385
Robert Montgomery Thomas (R) 4,572
All Others 35
Blanks 1,628

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Murphy received $50,664 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[7]

Massachusetts House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to James Murphy's campaign in 2010
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 12$1,500
Massachusetts Democratic Party$1,000
Beer Distributors Of Massachusetts$1,000
Walsh, Eileen M$1,000
Boston Police Patrolmens Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $50,664

2008

Murphy raised $46,951 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[8]

Donor Amount
Michael James Murphy $20,000
Boston Teachers Union $1,000
Massachusetts Democratic Party $1,000
Boston Carmens Union Local 589 $1,000
Massachusetts Federation of Teachers $900

Personal

Murphy is Director of the Weymouth Lions Club, the Massachusetts Bar Association, and the Weymouth Lodge of Elks.[1]

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Preceded by
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Massachusetts House of Representatives Norfolk 4
2001–present
Succeeded by
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