Peter M. Murphy

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Peter M. Murphy
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Board Member, Springfield School Committee, District 4
Incumbent
Term ends
2017
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 3, 2009
Next general2017
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Massachusetts
J.D.Quinnipiac University School of Law
Personal
ProfessionLawyer
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Peter M. Murphy is the District 4 member of the Springfield School Committee. He was first elected to the chamber in 2009. Murphy successfully ran for re-election in a general election on November 5, 2013.

Biography

Peter Murphy resides in Springfield, Massachusetts. Murphy earned his B.A. from the University of Massachusetts and his J.D. from the Quinnipiac University School of Law.[1] Before founding his own law practice, he served as an assistant district attorney in Hampden County and as an associate city solicitor.[2]

Elections

2013

See also: Springfield Public Schools elections (2013)

Opposition

Peter Murphy successfully ran against challenger Zaida Govan to keep his District 4 seat in the general election on November 5, 2013.

Results

Springfield Public Schools, District 4 General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngPeter M. Murphy Incumbent 63.2% 1,606
     Nonpartisan Zaida Govan 36.6% 932
     Nonpartisan Write-in 0.2% 5
Total Votes 2,543
Source: City of Springfield, Massachusetts, "Springfield Vote Counts: Nov. 5 City Election Night Results," accessed December 18, 2013

Funding

Peter Murphy began the race with an existing account balance of $17.64 from his previous campaign. He reported $5,260.00 in contributions and $4,012.20 in expenditures to the Office of Campaign and Political Finance, which left his campaign with $1,265.44 on hand.[3]

Endorsements

Peter Murphy did not receive any official endorsements for his campaign.

2009

Springfield Public Schools, District 4 General Election, 4-year term, 2009
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngPeter M. Murphy 72.3% 3,480
     Nonpartisan Joseph M. Flebotte 27.2% 1,310
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.5% 22
Total Votes 4,812
Source: Springfield, Massachusetts, "November 3, 2009 Municipal Election Returns," accessed September 24, 2013

Campaign themes

Murphy's office website listed the following campaign themes for 2013:[1]

  • Student Safety
  • Achievement for All of our Kids
  • All kids reading at Grade Level

Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.


What was at stake?

There were six seats on the school board up for election on November 5, 2013. All six incumbents sought re-election to the board and four of them faced challengers. Barbara Gresham and Christopher Collins ran unopposed to retain their District 2 and 3 seats, respectively. Denise M. Hurst and Antonette E. Pepe attempted to fend off challenges to their at-large seats from Calvin McFadden and Brenden J. Hammerle. District 1 incumbent Norman Roldan ran against newcomer Rosa Perez, and District 4 incumbent Peter M. Murphy successfully fought off a challenge from Zaida Govan.

About the district

See also: Springfield Public Schools, Massachusetts
Springfield Public Schools is located in Hampden County, Massachusetts
Springfield Public Schools is located in Hampden County, Massachusetts. The county seat of Hampden County is Springfield. According to the 2010 US Census, Hampden County is home to 465,923 residents.[4]

Demographics

Hampden County under performed in comparison to the rest of Massachusetts in terms of median rates of average household income, poverty rate and higher education achievement in 2011. The median household income in Hampden County was $48,866 compared to $65,981 for the state of Massachusetts. The poverty rate in Hampden County was 16.6% compared to 10.7% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 23.9% of Hampden County residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to 38.7% in Massachusetts.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2012[4]
Race Hampden County (%) Massachusetts (%)
White 84.0 83.7
Black or African American 10.5 7.9
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8 0.5
Asian 2.2 5.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.1
Two or More Races 2.4 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 22.0 10.1

Party Affiliation, 2012[5]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 112,321 39.23
Republican 37,692 13.16
Green-Rainbow 338 0.12
Unaffiliated 134,536 46.99
Other 1,420 0.50


Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100.0%. Each column will add up to 100.0% after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.[6]

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