Patrick Murphy (Iowa)

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Patrick Murphy
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Current candidacy
Running for U.S. House, Iowa District 1
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Iowa House of Representatives District 99
In office
1989-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2015
Years in position 25
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Speaker of the House, Iowa State House of Representatives
2007-2011
Minority Leader, Iowa State House of Representatives
2003-2007
Compensation
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1988
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sLoras College, 1980
Personal
BirthdayAugust 24, 1959
Place of birthDubuque, IA
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Patrick Murphy (b. August 24, 1959) is a Democratic member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 99. He was first elected to the chamber in 1988.

Murphy is a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the open United States House of Representatives seat in Iowa’s 1st District.[1] He won the nomination in the Democratic primary on June 3, 2014.[2]

Biography

Murphy's professional experience includes working Hillcrest Family Services, as a Quality Assurance Analyst/Document Specialist with Cycare Systems Inc, Quality Assurance Analyst/Document Specialist with Mercy Health Center and Instructor at Northeast Iowa Community College.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Appropriations
Government Oversight
Human Resources
Labor
Transportation

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: United States House of Representatives elections in Iowa, 2014

On February 13, 2013, Murphy became the first Democrat to enter the 2014 race for U.S. House in the 1st Congressional District of Iowa. Incumbent Rep. Bruce Braley is running for U.S. Senate in 2014, which leaves the 1st District seat open.[1]

On May 16, 2013, the Des Moines Register called Murphy the leading Democratic candidate.[3] He won the nomination in the Democratic primary on June 3, 2014.[2] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, Iowa District 1 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPat Murphy 36.7% 10,171
Monica Vernon 23.6% 6,543
Swati Dandekar 18.3% 5,070
Anesa Kajtazovic 14.7% 4,062
Dave O'Brien 6.7% 1,844
Total Votes 27,690
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Polls

General election
Poll Pat Murphy Rod BlumUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Loras College (September 2-5, 2014)
34.6%33%32.3%+/-5.6300
Polling Co. Inc.
August 11-12, 2014
40%35%25%+/-4.9401
Myers Research and Strategic Services
July 31-August 4, 2014
51%40%9%+/-4.9400
AVERAGES 41.87% 36% 22.1% +/-5.13 367
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org


Democratic primary
Poll Pat Murphy Monica VernonSwati DandekarAnesa KajtazovicDave O'BrienUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Loras College
April 8-10, 2014
30%9%9%11%6%34%+/-5.65300
David Binder Research
February 27-March 2, 2014
30%11%13%13%9%0%+/-4.9400
Myers Research
February 11-13, 2014
36%17%13%11%8%0%+/-4.9400
AVERAGES 32% 12.33% 11.67% 11.67% 7.67% 11.33% +/-5.15 366.67
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org


Republican primary
Poll Rod Blum Steve RathjeGail BoliverUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Loras College
April 10-11, 2014
17%12%2%68%+/-5.65300
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2012

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Murphy ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 99. Murphy ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated Paul Kern (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 99, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick Murphy Incumbent 59.7% 10,098
     Republican Paul Kern 40.3% 6,822
Total Votes 16,920

2010

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010

Murphy won re-election to the 28th District seat against Paul Kern (R). Murphy had no opposition in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[6]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 28 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick Murphy (D) 5,188
Paul Kern (R) 4,825

2008

On November 4, 2008, Murphy was re-elected to the 28th District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Darren D. White (R).[7] Murphy raised $590,368 for his campaign, while White raised $2,978.[8]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 28
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick Murphy (D) 9,518
Darren D. White (R) 4,227

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Murphy is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Murphy raised a total of $1,784,236 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.[9]

Patrick Murphy's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa State House, District 99 Won $68,801
2010 Iowa State House, District 28 Won $434,155
2008 Iowa State House, District 28 Won $590,368
2006 Iowa State House, District 28 Won $359,743
2004 Iowa State House, District 28 Won $266,076
2002 Iowa State House, District 28 Won $27,912
2000 Iowa State House, District 36 Won $11,020
1998 Iowa State House, District 36 Won $26,161
Grand Total Raised $1,784,236

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Murphy's reports.[10]

Patrick Murphy (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]May 30, 2013$0.00$68,070.00$(8,202.80)$59,867.20
July Quarterly[12]July 15, 2013$59,867.20$81,923.00$(17,751.07)$124,039.13
October Quarterly[13]October 16, 2013$124,039.13$78,210.00$(260,002.07)$176,247.06
Year End[14]January 31, 2014$176,247$105,219$(57,177)$224,288
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2014$224,288$100,257$(92,041)$232,504
Running totals
$433,679$(435,173.94)

2012

Murphy won re-election to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Murphy raised a total of $68,801.
Iowa House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Patrick Murphy (Iowa)'s campaign in 2012
Iowa Healthcare Association$3,750
Associated General Contractors of Iowa$3,500
Hird, David$2,500
Peninsula Gaming$2,212
Iowa Credit Union League$2,212
Total Raised in 2012$68,801
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010 Murphy collected $434,155 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed as follows:[16]

Iowa House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Patrick Murphy (Iowa)'s campaign in 2010
Peninsula Gaming$20,000
Iowa Credit Union League$19,500
Medved, Patrick J$13,000
Associated General Contractors Of Iowa$10,500
Iowa Healthcare Association$10,500
Total Raised in 2010 $434,155

2008

In 2008 Murphy collected $590,368 in donations.[17]

His four largest donors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa State Education Association $95,755
Service Employees Local 199 $25,000
Peninsula Gaming $23,352
Iowa Credit Union League $20,000

Personal

Murphy is a member of the Birth Defects Advisory Committee, Boy Club Boosters, Community Advisor with the Dubuque Area Labor/Management Council, Mental Health Association Board and Saint Joseph's Church.[18]

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Iowa

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Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of Iowa scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

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2012

In 2012, the 84th Iowa State Legislature was in session from January 9 to May 9.[19]

Legislators are scored on "their records on constitutional principles and civil liberties."
Legislators are scored on their votes on "key conservative issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes with or against SC's official position.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The DeMoines Register, "Pat Murphy to run for Congress," February 13, 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 Associated Press, "Election Results," accessed June 3, 2014
  3. Des Moines Register, "Handful of Democrats eyeing Braley seat in northeast Iowa" accessed May 22, 2013
  4. Iowa Secretary of State, "Official Primary Results," accessed April 7, 2014
  5. Iowa Department of Elections, "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed April 26, 2012
  6. Iowa Secretary of State, "Official 2010 General election results," accessed April 7, 2014
  7. Iowa Secretary of State, "Official 2008 General election results," accessed April 7, 2014
  8. Follow The Money, "Funds raised by 2008 Iowa House candidates," accessed April 7, 2014
  9. followthemoney.org, "Murphy, Pat," accessed September 20, 2013
  10. Federal Election Commission, "Patrick Murphy 2014 Summary reports," accessed November 6, 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed July 30, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 30, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 6, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed March 3, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 12, 2014
  16. Follow The Money, "2010 Contributions," accessed April 7, 2014
  17. Follow The Money, "2008 Campaign Contributions," accessed April 8, 2014
  18. Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed April 8, 2014
  19. StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed August 2, 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Mary Ann Hanusa (R)
Iowa House District 99
2013–present
Succeeded by
NA
Preceded by
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Iowa House of Representatives District 28
1989–2013
Succeeded by
Greg Heartsill (R)