|Massachusetts House of Representatives, Fourth Norfolk|
|2001 - present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||13|
|Per diem||$10 - $100/day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|J.D.||Suffolk University Law School|
Murphy has been a member of the Weymouth Democratic Town Committee.
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.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Murphy served on the following committees:
|Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Election Laws Joint, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Murphy served on the following committees:
|Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Personnel and Administration|
|• State Administration and Regulatory Oversight Joint, Vice-chair|
|• Steering, Policy and Scheduling|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Murphy served on the following committees:
|Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Financial Services Joint, Vice-chair|
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.
|Massachusetts House of Representatives, Fourth Norfolk District, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||James Murphy Incumbent||80.9%||15,822|
|Massachusetts House of Representatives General Election, Fourth Norfolk District (2010)|
|James Murphy (D)||8,862|
|Douglas Ness (R)||4,498|
|Robert Montgomery Thomas (I)||909|
Murphy raised $40,134 for his campaign, while Montgomery raised $0.
|Massachusetts State House of Representatives, Fourth Norfolk (2008)|
|James Murphy (D)||13,385|
|Robert Montgomery Thomas (R)||4,572|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Murphy received $50,664 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.
|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|
Murphy raised $46,951 in the 2008 election cycle.
His major contributors are listed below.
|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|
Murphy is Director of the Weymouth Lions Club, the Massachusetts Bar Association, and the Weymouth Lodge of Elks.
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- Office website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2008, 2006
- James Murphy on Facebook
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Murphy
- Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, "2012 State Primary Results," accessed February 13, 2014
- Massachusets Secretary of the Commonwealth, "Return of Votes - For Massachusetts State Election - November 6, 2012," accessed February 13, 2014
- Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, "Return of Votes - For Massachusetts State Election - November 2, 2010," accessed February 13, 2014
- Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, "Return of Votes - For Massachusetts State Election - November 4, 2008," accessed February 13, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Massachusetts 2008 - General Election Results," accessed February 13, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Massachusetts 2010 - Candidates," accessed February 13, 2014
- Massachusetts House donor numbers
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