|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 3B|
|1977 - present|
|January 6, 2015|
|Years in position||37|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 2, 1976|
|Bachelor's||College of Saint Scholastica|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Scorecards
- 6 Personal
- 7 Recent news
- 8 External links
- 9 References
Murphy's professional experience includes working as a social studies teacher at Duluth Central High School from 1964 to 1997, and as a historical preservationist.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Murphy served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Government Operations|
|• State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Murphy served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• State Government Finance|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Murphy served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Ethics, Chair|
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 Mary Murphy was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Wade Fremling was unopposed in the Republican primary. Murphy defeated Fremling in the general election.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 3B General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Mary Murphy Incumbent||62.2%||9,956|
Murphy won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 3B. She was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 7 and defeated Keith MacDonald (R) in the general election on November 6.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 3B, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Mary Murphy Incumbent||65%||14,366|
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 6B (2010)|
|Mary Murphy (DFL)||9,870||60.59%|
|Keith MacDonald (R)||6,408||39.33%|
Murphy raised $25,539 for her campaign.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 6B (2008)|
|Mary Murphy (DFL)||14,807||65.23%|
|Steve Townsend (R)||7,823||34.46%|
Comprehensive donor information for Murphy is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Murphy raised a total of $189,283 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 12, 2013.
|Mary Murphy's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Minnesota House, District 3B||$17,514|
|2010||Minnesota House, District 6B||$19,468|
|2008||Minnesota House, District 6B||$25,539|
|2006||Minnesota House, District 6B||$23,080|
|2004||Minnesota House, District 6B||$22,142|
|2002||Minnesota House, District 6B||$19,042|
|2000||Minnesota House, District 8A||$18,584|
|1998||Minnesota House, District 8A||$20,485|
|1996||Minnesota House, District 8A||$23,429|
|Grand Total Raised||$189,283|
2012Murphy won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Murphy raised a total of $17,514.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Mary Murphy's campaign in 2012|
|Man Mah Wi No Min||$500|
|Minneapolis Firefighters Fraternal Association||$500|
|Minneapolis Federation of Teachers Local 59||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$17,514|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Murphy received $19,468 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Mary Murphy's campaign in 2010|
|Minneapolis Police Relief Association||$500|
|Minnesota Teachers Retirement Association||$500|
|6th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$19,468|
Listed below is the largest contributor to 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 has been Chair of the Saint Louis County Legislative Delegation, and a member of the Minnesota Delegation of the Great Lakes Commission, and the Pension Commission.
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- Office website
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1996
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Murphy
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 general election results," accessed November 5, 2014
- 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 General Election Results
- 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, ," ," accessed December 12, 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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Jason Metsa (DFL)
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