Peter Murphy

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Peter Murphy
Maryland House of Delegates District 28
Former member
In office
2007 - 2015
Bachelor'sThe American University, 1971
Master'sThe American University, 1978
OtherEdS, George Washington University, 1982
Date of birthJuly 15, 1949
Place of birthWashington, DC
This article is about the Maryland state delegate. For the 2014 Massachusetts state House candidate, see Peter Murphy (Massachusetts).

Peter Murphy (b. July 15, 1949) is a former Democratic member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 28 from 2007 to 2015. Murphy did not seek re-election in 2014.


Murphy's professional experience includes serving as Southern Maryland Field Representative for U.S. Senator Paul S. Sarbanes, working as Director of Mediation Services, Circuit Court of Prince George's County, owning a private meditation practice, and serving Director of Murphy & Milano, Incorporated.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Murphy served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Murphy served on these committees:

  • Ways & Means
    • Subcommittee on Finance Resources
    • Subcommittee on Revenues



See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Murphy successfully won re-election in the general election on November 2, 2010. He took the second of three seats in the district.[1]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 28 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Sally Jameson (D) 28,092
Green check mark transparent.png Peter Murphy (D) 26,006
Green check mark transparent.png C.T. Wilson (D) 23,619
Kirk Bowie (R) 14,577
Mike Phillips (R) 13,750
Daniel Richards (R) 12,844


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Peter Murphy ran for District 28 of the Maryland House of Delegates, winning the third of three seats, losing to Sally Jameson and Murray Levy but beating William Mayer and James Crawford.[2]

Peter Murphy raised $146,284 for his campaign.[3]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 28
Candidates Votes Percent
Sally Jameson (D) 24,051 24.5%
Murray Levy (D) 23,436 23.9%
Peter Murphy (D) 21,190 21.6%
William Mayer (R) 15,978 16.3%
James Crawford (R) 13,343 13.6%
Write-Ins 135 0.1%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Murphy was up for re-election, he collected $48,144 in donations.[4]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:


In 2006, Peter Murphy collected $146,284 in donations.[5]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Peter Murphy $97,000
Blueline Design $1,988
Cook Enterprises LLC $1,000
Virginia Ashley $1,000
Janet Jordan $1,000


Murphy is founder of the Foster Children's Support Fund, a founding member of Conservancy for Charles County, and a member of the Commission on Civic Literacy, and Charles County Council on Aging.[6]

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