Mark Murphy (New York)

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Mark Murphy
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Candidate for
U.S. House, New York, District 11
High schoolXavier High School
Bachelor'sCatholic University of America
Campaign website
Mark Murphy was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 11th Congressional District of New York. He lost in the general election.[1]


Campaign themes


Murphy listed several campaign themes on his website:[2]

  • Economy
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Education
  • Women's Rights.



See also: New York's 11th Congressional District elections, 2012

Murphy ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent New York's 11th District. He sought the nomination on the Democratic ticket. He was unopposed in the primary on June 26th, 2012, and faced incumbent Michael Grimm (R) and Henry Bardel (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

Challenge to opponent

Murphy's opponent, incumbent Michael Grimm, initially attempted to file as an Independence Party candidate as well as Republican, but Murphy's objection to Grimm's petition signatures successfully knocked Grimm from that line. Grimm remained on the ballot as a Republican, and the Independence Party line was blank on the ballot.[3] Grimm defeated Murphy in the general election.[1]

U.S. House, New York District 11 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Mark Murphy 43% 92,428
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Grimm Incumbent 48% 103,118
     Green Henry Bardel 0.9% 1,939
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 8% 17,270
Total Votes 214,755
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"

Campaign donors


Breakdown of the source of Murphy's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Murphy lost election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Murphy's campaign committee raised a total of $928,666 and spent $917,398.[4]


Murphy has two daughters.[5]

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