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Mary Murphy

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Mary Murphy
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 3B
Incumbent
In office
1977 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 37
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 1976
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sCollege of Saint Scholastica
Personal
ProfessionTeacher
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Mary Murphy is a Democratic-Farmer-Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 3B. She was first elected to the chamber in 1976.

Biography

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.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Ethics
Government Operations
Legacy
State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs, 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

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[2][3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 3B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMary Murphy Incumbent 65% 14,366
     Republican Keith MacDonald 35% 7,727
Total Votes 22,093

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Murphy won re-election to the District 6B seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Keith MacDonald (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 6B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Mary Murphy (DFL) 9,870 60.59%
Keith MacDonald (R) 6,408 39.33%
Write-In 13 0.08%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Murphy won election to the District 6B Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Steve Townsend. [5]

Murphy raised $25,539 for her campaign.[6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 6B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Mary Murphy (DFL) 14,807 65.23%
Steve Townsend (R) 7,823 34.46%
Write-In 70 .31%

Campaign donors

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.[7]

Mary Murphy's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota House, District 3B Won $17,514
2010 Minnesota House, District 6B Won $19,468
2008 Minnesota House, District 6B Won $25,539
2006 Minnesota House, District 6B Won $23,080
2004 Minnesota House, District 6B Won $22,142
2002 Minnesota House, District 6B Won $19,042
2000 Minnesota House, District 8A Won $18,584
1998 Minnesota House, District 8A Won $20,485
1996 Minnesota House, District 8A Won $23,429
Grand Total Raised $189,283

2012

Murphy won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Murphy raised a total of $17,514.

2010

In 2010, Murphy received $19,468 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[8]


2008

Listed below is the largest contributor to Murphy's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $6,899

Scorecards

Taxpayers League of Minnesota

The Taxpayers League of Minnesota, a Minnesota-based taxpayer advocacy organization, releases a legislative scorecard for the Minnesota House of Representatives and Minnesota State Senate once a year. The scorecard gives each legislator a score based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on tax issues and “their efforts to balance the state budget without a tax increase.” The organization also compiles a legislator’s individual "Lifetime Score."[9]

2013

Murphy received a score of 0% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 92nd out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [10]

2012

Murphy received a score of 43% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 57th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [11]

2011

Murphy received a score of 0% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 118th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [12]

Personal

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.[13]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Carolyn McElfatrick (DFL)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 3B
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Minnesota State House District 6B
1977–2013
Succeeded by
Jason Metsa (DFL)